D.A.N.T.E.-“Development of Activities of iNternshi..
D.A.N.T.E.-“Development of Activities of iNternship for Trainees in the European union”
Start date: Jul 1, 2016,
End date: Jun 30, 2018
D.A.N.T.E. - Development of Activities of Internship for Trainees in the European Union is a mobility project addressed to 100 young VET Learners available on the labour market and resident in the Tuscany Region, who at the date of publication of the notice meet all of the following requirements: Italian or EU-28 citizens, enjoyment of all civil and political rights, status of unemployed person / unoccupied person, holding an upper secondary education diploma from a VET School (having completed the required terms at a high school/VET school within one year – 12 months – before the date of the application submission) or professional qualification relating to one of the following subject areas: administration and marketing, tourism industry, environment and territory, craft and industrial production, commercial services, foreign languages, culture, agriculture and rural development, food, wine and hospitality, who obtained a final certificate within the last year before the call for applications; adequate level of knowledge, written and spoken, of the country of destination’s main language.The project will last 24 months and the phase of mobility will be carried out in the following countries: Belgium, Malta, Spain, United Kingdom. Each internship will last for 120 days, a duration necessary to guarantee to the trainees a complete professional experience and an enrichment from a personal perspective. The project proposal involves four types of partners: the applicant (project management and coordination and supervision of all of its phases and activities), participants (direct beneficiaries of the mobility activities), receiving organizations (the organization in charge of placements and the logistics of the participants in the host country) and local and foreign partners/host companies.The main objectives of the project are: meeting reasonable expectations for supplying the shortage of skills in the practical and operational disciplines studied; improving the ability to analyze, “problem solving” and communication skills; improving and mastering the language listening and speaking skills; strengthening social skills and enriching their cultural background; promoting a model of “on the job” training which starts from the empirical basis of the training needs of local production; improving the transparency and recognition of qualifications and skills; encouraging the learning of modern foreign languages with special reference to micro-languages; facilitating the matching demand and supply of labour, also in view of the development of a truly European labour market, with special reference to the tourism industry.In addition, since nowadays young people find it difficult to leave their families and live alone, it would include the need for many young people to make life experiences outside of the protective family environment. The project will also contribute to the development of the ability to “adapt” to the work context and to new realities and, therefore, will help improve the “individual’s predisposition toward change” which is essential, now more than ever, in any modern form of work organization.The achievement of the above-mentioned objectives will be ensured, in addition to the experience of local partners, also counting on the criteria by which the host foreign companies are selected; such a choice was made, in fact, taking into due consideration, on the one hand, the learning needs of the participants, on the other hand, the reliability of the partners and the quality of the training/work experience they are able to provide.In addition to the objectives that the project aims at, it is also very important the way the consortium intends to disseminate and exploit the results obtained. The project, therefore, will have a concrete impact on the territory under two different points of view: the one of the participants, who will increase their employability skills, and that of the local economy, which can make use of highly qualified human resources, able to bring in the host companies practices and processes for success (best practices) that trainees will have learned in the course of the internship abroad.
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