Title Let's talk fashion - Compulsory internships in Europe for fashion students
Project Number AT/12/LLP-LdV/IVT/158069
Project Type Mobility - initial vocational training IVT
Individual Participation Not possible
By allowing motivated students of Modeschule Graz to complete their compulsory internship abroad – irrespective of language fluency - this project created a close link between language, fashion and Europe.
Internship providers were exclusively high class European textile companies as well as European Fashion designers.
The students’ success in embedding Europe and foreign languages in their professional education was certified through “Europass”.
In the course of their internship, students dealt with the manifold chances the EU provides, they learnt how to cope with the EU-bureaucracy and how to contact a company. Managerial and language skills as well as a professional education could be developed detached from an educational context. In return, the school benefitted as they received relevant feedback from the markets.
The students were coached for one year during the scheduling phase, the accomplishment (between one and three months) and the wrap-up of the internship. Preferential countries to spend an internship in were France, Germany and Italy. The project, which has been successfully running since 2004, has been evaluated externally and accepted as an innovative language project (SPIN). The consolidated findings of the internal evaluation are used as a foundation for the examination of our professional education goals based on the needs of the European textile industry, as well as for the further development of the present project.
• Linkage of language and fashion
• Linkage of Europe and fashion
• Linkage of language education and Europe
• Dealing with the chances of the EU
• Learning how to cope with the EU-bureaucracy
• Contacting companies: who am I, what are my capabilities, what do I have to offer
• Training of managerial capabilities
• Personality development
• Enhancement of occupational outlook
• Widening one’s personal horizon and development of the creative potential
• To become acquainted with the needs of mobility in the European job environment
Recognition, transparency, certification
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation