Title Education and training of young adults for an international job market
Project Number DE/2012/LLP-LdV/IVT/284192
Project Type Mobility - initial vocational training IVT
Individual Participation Not possible
BK Hilden expects an improvement of its intern. Profile. We hope that our hosts are willing to take students in future, so that the project can be optimized because of further insights into the real world of work with its demands.
These experiences mean an enrichment of school lessons.
The students have to prepare an internship report which seves as a first source of information for further participants and a presentation which is shown on Open Day and Job Fairs.
This project is also mentioned in the BK Hilden Manifesto and in local newspapers. The borough of Warrington, the Chamber of Commerce and German cooperating firms get constant information of the results and other institutions get informed via our principal.
In the LEONARDO project 2012 5 18-year old students were involved who take part in a 3-year course in information technology. They are at the end of their 2nd year when they are obliged to take part in an internship of 8 weeks which is a necessity to pass their advanced technical college entrance qualification.
The targets of this placement are to improve their knowledge in English and enlarge their experience in ITC and to get insights into the daily routine of work. The diversity of challenges enriches their views and skills not only in the field of ITC but also concerning the usage of English as a foreign language. By gaining insights into culture and habits of other staff members and people the students also learned a lot of the British way of life. Working in a team might also play an important role during an internship.
One intern was faced with a placement that needed a high sensitiveness of the participant, who worked with and for handicapped people.
The field of IT nowadays demands flexibility, independence, mobility, maturity and self-confidence from its employees so that the internship abroad is a welcome possibility to train and expand these values.
The contents of the placements were tailored by the hosts, the coordinator and gradually by the participants.
There are 2 main differentiations:
1. system integration:
desktop support/problem solving/Ws XP troubleshooting/support/ Office 2003 skills/software installations//installing hardware/maintenance.
Web design/HTML/web design tools//Web graphics/Photoshop/Microsoft Products/Sharepoint/XML/Testing/Program design and analysis.
All firms involved are located in Warrington, a twin town of Hilden and have an ITC section.
Further all students got a certificate and a Europass Mobility which will be a particular help with future applications.
Information and Communication