Search for European Projects

Cestovní ruch a gastronomie v Irsku a ve Španělsku
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Thanks to the project 20 students in our school got professional experience in restaurants, hotels and other facilities in Ireland and Spain. Their studies focuse on gastronomy, hotel services and tourism. Us as sending organization cooperated with 2 intermediary partners. In Ireland, it was Carreer Training Internships (Cork) and in Spain M.E.P. EUROPROJECTS GRANADA. Intermediary partners were ensuring appropriate host organization, supervising the participants and their half-board accommodation. 4-week traineeships were held in four runs: 8 students - Granada, Spain, arrival 30th July 2015 and departure 28th August 2015. 9 students - Cork, Ireland, arrival 1st August 2015 and departure 30th August 2015 1 student - Cork, Ireland, arrival 24th October 2015 and departure 22nd November 2015 2 students - Granada, Spain, arrival 28th January 2016 and departure 26th February 2016 Last three students (Autumn 2015 and Winter 2016) were already of full age therefore they travelled without accompanying person. Each of the two August 2015 runs were supervised by one accompanying person who spent the first 14 days of internships with the students. Participants were chosen from grades 2 to 4, and also from apprenticeship classes (2nd grade). The participants were preparing for the mobilities several months in advance, attended preparatory courses on linguistic, cultural, organizational and professional trainings. Within this period of time the participants prepared their cover letters and CVs in English, together with registration and accommodation forms upon which they were chosen the right accommodation and work placements. The main objective of the project was to gain professional experience and improve future employment for participants in the labor market. Other goals were improvements in English, or learn basics of Spanish, to get familiar with running of a company abroad, personality development and financial literacy. Further on to improve professional knowledge and skills to enable participants to apply theoretical knowledge in practice, to familiarize them with the working environment and working practices abroad and gain work habits. Participants were incorporated into the working environment of specific receiving organizations and gain new skills and work experience, to know the operation of the facility, local corporate culture and pace of work. All participants were placed in business companies. Staying abroad have improved communication in English, or Spanish, they improved in decent negotiations with clients, they became independent and got to know the culture of other countries, and gained new skills in language, intercultural, social and personal fields. They gained good experience, enabling them to improve their future job prospects incl. opportunities abroad. The project outputs are the Europasses, European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training - ECVET, certificates from agencies, photographs, new recipes, individual work diaries and articles on the school site.
Up2Europe Ads



2 Partners Participants