Danish Trainees to Wales 2015
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2017
This partnership is made up of two parties, one partner is the Danish employment authority, the municipality of Odense, Forretningsservice.
The partnership foreign contigents are as they are the intern hosts Coleg y Cymoedd .
The Central Denmark Region and the municipality of Aarhus have been invited to join the project; however primarily in a role as collaborators.
The project participants consist of students who are in the final part of their education in public administration within the Danish municipalities and regions.
The partnership goal is to continously develop and share the experiences gained through these foreign internship in order to strengthen the student exchange process as it should be seen as an integral part of the vocational education, as well as improve the student exchange between governmental institutions in Denmark and Wales, which undoubtedly will improve the quality and the international intention in the vocational education.
On a collaborator level the goal is to strengthen personal development and intercultural understanding by completing a part of their education as an internship in the vocational education.
Furthermore it is essential that future employees within public administration are able to operate within a multicultural society in which language as well as cultural skills are becoming an integral part in solving everyday tasks. At the same time, administrative employees face increasing demands as they must be outreaching, independant, and teamorientated – all at one time. These objectives and skills can only be obtained through a practical internship.
The project will be carried out in period 1.6.2015 – 31.3.2016 and consist of four phases:
1. Strengthening of the partnership between Danish and Welsh partners through meetings, correspondence, as well as detailed planning.
2. Selection and preparation of the students through a recruitment and teambuilding process.
3. Internship lasting nine weeks (September – December 2015) in Wales.
4. Evaluation and communication phase running from January to March 2016.
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