Construire un parcours européen de réussite pour l..
Construire un parcours européen de réussite pour les élèves
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2016
Our school is a located in Ancenis, between Angers and Nantes, on the Loire River and provides education to young people aged between 15 and 20 in the fields of general, technological and vocational education from level 5 (First Certificates) up to level 3 (Higher Education Diplomas). Most of them come from rural areas, as we host students from about 80 small villages around.
We offer a choice of foreign languages as part of our School Project to stimulate intercultural curiosity, and we have developped European Sections in English and Italian for students in the fields of Services and we are planning a European section in the sector of Industry in the short term.
The National Vocational baccalaureate certifies the aptitude to exercise a highly qualified professional activity. It is aimed at entering the workplace. But it also gives the right to enter higher education. Teachers, educators, tutors in companies and school guidance counsellors point out how difficult it is for the pupils to show initiatives and how reluctant they are to look for placements outside the place they live or study. It is therefore important to prepare them to face their future. The project will allow pupils to use and improve their skills to adapt, to gain confidence enough to move to a positive professional experience or to move forward to prepare a further education diploma.
Our school can rely on a network of vocational schools in Tampere (Finland), Padova (Italy) with which we have been working in recent years in school partnerships and in mobility projects. Our network has now expanded with the participation of a new Spanish partner in Cornellà de Llobregat and a new Italian partner from Ferrare (Italy). In the short term, we are willing to set up an active network including companies in both sending and hosting young people to experience part of their work experience in our respective schools.
We hope to build up a long-term partnership that will enable all partner schools to promote mobility and to share their professional know-how and interculturality.
The project has contributed to the improvement of skills to set up a European section for industrial sectors (Industrial Maintenance and Industrial Electricity) linguistic reinforcement for the teacher, the discovery of teaching methods and the use of educational tools together with English teachers. The project has also given industrial students the perspective of a work placement abroad.
The project also aimed at providing teachers the opportunity to improve their knowledge of European vocational training systems, and to learn about European companies. Some of our teachers are teaching CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning): they teach business and communication through English or Italian. One of our school and regional priorities is focused on the staff training. It was therefore essential to allow teachers and educators to improve their knowledge and skills to increase the impact of mobility. Such an experience also increased the participant's motivation in his daily practice, giving him new perspectives and strengthening his professional profile with the recognition of his skills both in our school and outside the school.
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