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Better to go abroad
Start date: 01 Jun 2016, End date: 31 May 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

In the strategy of Kainuu Vocational College internationalization is regarded as an important part of the development work in the college. The student mobility has the key role in the international actions of the college. Student mobilities are target-oriented and they are based on curricula. The aim for the staff is that that staff members are able to work in multi-cultural and international environment and they actively develop international affairs in their own career and teaching. The main objective of this project is to offer students and teachers possibilities to have an on the job learning, working or studying periods abroad. Also through this project we want to improve the quality of the mobility process. Other aims are:- to activate language skills of the participants- to improve the knowledge of culture and working life in foreign countries- to improve social skills and group working skills in multi-cultural environment- to improve professional skills and make them more versatile The participants are 72 students, two accompanying persons and seven teachers. They represent all sectors and units of the school. The participation in the project is open for all students in youth and adult education. All participants have enough professional skills and courage to participate. Also all teachers are able to apply to participate in mobilities. The participants will be prepared before mobilities. We will utilize the training material done in European pathway project funded by Finnish National Board of Education. Also material created for assessing, validating and recognizing informal learning will be used.The mobilities will be implemented according to instructions of the school. The coordinator is responsible for administration tasks. The supervising teacher will contact the receiving partner and they agree on all practical matters during the mobility. The participants will acquire European Health Insurance Card. The school has insurances for participants. The learning outcomes will be assessed, validated and recognized. The participants will give feedback using Mobility Tool programme. The learning and cultural experiences will be shared in the school.
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