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Start date: Aug 1, 2014, End date: Jul 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Town Hall of Jerez, in partnership with the following vocational education centres - IES Andrés Benitez, IES la Granja, IES Francisco Romero Vargas and C.E. Manuel Lora Tamayo - have created a Consortium and submit this European mobility program proposal. At the origin of this proposal is our concern for the labour situation that suffer our young people nowadays, those that are actually studying and those who have recently finished their studies. Besides, their situation is worsened by the shortage of entrepreneurship in our city. 79 young students have participated in this project. These students have different professional profiles: Car bodywork, Commerce, Auxiliary nursery care, Car mechanics and electricity, Electronic equipment and facilities, Aesthetics, Pharmacy and parapharmacy, Administration, Telecommunications, Air conditioning/ heating systems fitting and repair, Gardening, Photographic laboratory, Automation, Hairdressing and Hair Cosmetics, Welding. Students have previously completed a theoretical training period in one of our Consortium centres, and now complete their education with a training period in companies of the EU, and some of them have already finished their studies. Destiny countries have been: Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal , and the UK. There have been 4 different flows: From March to June 2015, from September to December 2015, from February to May 2016, from March to June 2016. The training period has lasted for 84 days, which has been reinforced with a language course completed before the mobilities took place. In order to prepare each flow, the following actions were completed: • Before departure: Dissemination of the program, giving information to potential participants, motivation, selection of participants, counseling for writing the cvs, companies searching in the destiny countries according to candidates profiles, preparation of the learning agreements, designing of the educational program, linguistic and cultural preparation, mobility arrangements. • Mobility: Informative sessions, departure, students follow up, sorting out problems or incidents. • Evaluation and dissemination of results: Meeting with the students once they have come back, evaluation on job insertion rates, project results, quality report, financial reports, and dissemination of results. Results and outcomes for the Participants: - Achieving practical experience as a complement to the theoretical education that they have received so far during their formation. For the students this training was the FCT (Training in the jobs) what is necessary to get the degree. - Most of them have had a professional experience for the first time. - Acquiring practical methodologies and innovative learning techniques in their professional sectors. - To gain language and socio-cultural abilities - Completion of the technical qualifying program. - obtaining the EUROPASS. Expected results for the sending and hosting partners to this project: - Contribute to the enrichment of participants education rising their possibilities when entering into the labour market. - To improve European mobility programs management, collecting best practices for its application in future projects. - Apply new practical approaches to selected sectors - Improve professional training by the exchange of experiences that move theory to practice. - Enlarging networking of enterprises and companies to a European level strengthening bonds between members. In the long term, Encouraging occupational mobility will promote a new spirit and interest among young people towards training regarding not only professional competences but also including language competences. Youngsters will have access to educational training and will discover new employment opportunities, will see the benefits that this experience has had in former participants to this program and school absenteeism will be reduced.
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