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Start date: Jun 1, 2016, End date: May 31, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

EFTA – Escola de Formação Profissional em Turismo de Aveiro, Lda. is a private high school founded in 2006 specialized in the tourism and leisure sector. Since 2013, EFTA has been involved in different European projects and since then, it has already implemented with success 4 projects LdV/ERASMUS+ with a total of 78 mobilities. This project pretends to continue the goals of the education project and strategic plan:Internationalization of the school, capacitation and promotion of the employability of the students, boost the tourism and leisure and organizational and human learning. The participants are students from the vocation courses (level IV), they have ages between 16 and 21 years old and they live mainly in Aveiro. They come from families with social and economic difficulties some of them having in their families a story of unemployment or situations of precarious work.The main goals are:1▶ Stimulation of the students to have an active role in their own training2▶ Assure a quality education that is in line with the meetings between students and society3▶ Create cooperative work networks that think and act about training and employment Regarding the specific goals we can highlight the following:GOALS TO BE ACHIEVED BY THE STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES:▶ Provide an international internship to the students▶ Support the development of transversal competences that can ▶ Support their specialization in terms of training ▶ Promote the contact of the young’s involved with the international market▶ Use the mobility as a motivational source regarding the school and the studies▶ Create the awareness in the trainees for new career opportunities▶ Contribute to the European citizenshipGOALS TO ACHIEVE BY THE TEACHERS AND STAFF▶ Guarantee a teacher body more updated, able to use new pedagogical practices▶ Stablish new partnerships with the European schools in the area of tourism and leisure▶ Getting to know more deeply the training referential applied to the European context▶ Allow the experiences sharing process and good practices between European trainers regarding the training and educative principles▶ Know to implement new specific practices in regular contact with the exterior▶ Allow a school management more efficient▶ Get closer the school context of EFTA with the European reality▶ Improve the vocational support capacity of the trainees and their integration in the labor marketThe activities in this project are:▶ 12 trainees to perform 13 weeks internships of the courses of Tourism, Restoration, restaurant/bar and restoration – kitchen/pastry▶ 4 accompanying persons▶ 6 recently graduated to perfom a 13 weeks internship of the courses of Restoration – kitchen/pastry, restoration – restaurant/bar and hospitality (reception/tourism)▶ 2 teacher in Job Shadowing▶ 2 persons from the staff in Job Shadowing▶▶ DESTINIES▶ Austria▶ Spain ▶ Italy▶ United Kingdom (staff)▶ Sweden (staff)▶ BelgiumThe participants will receive the following certificates:▶ CERTIFICATE FROM EFTA▶ INTERNSHIP CERTIFICATE ▶ EUROPASS MOBILITY CERTIFICATERegarding the impacts we can highlight the following:▶▶ TRAINEES AND EX TRAINEES▶ Integration in the labor market▶ Investment in new horizons with better perspectives and motivations▶ Higher competence in the intercultural contact▶ Promotion of the continuous training▶ Internationalization as an enriching experience▶▶ IMPACTS ON THE STAFF▶ Higher pedagogic competence and work capacity▶ Higher proximity with the mission, values and identity of EFTA▶ Higher team work capacity and in international and intercultural environments▶ More motivation to invest in the quality and excellence▶ Adoption of continuous evaluation habits and systematic review of the procedures and training contents▶ Exploration of the realities, practices and tendencies of tourism and leisure on an international and European level for the classroom ▶ Use the mobility and the globalization as tools that can promote the sensitivity for languages and interculturality▶▶ IMPACTS ON EFTA▶ Reaffirm the values of EFTA▶ Higher capacity to answer to the needs of the geographic area▶ Update the methods and pedagogic technics to improve the training referential▶ Improve the school and professional orientation process▶ Teachers more updated, able to motivate the students▶ Reduction of the school abandonment levels▶ School management more efficient▶ Stablish a bigger contacts network on an European level▶ New partnerships between EFTA and organizations of the tourism and leisure sector▶ Validation of the ECVET stablished by this program▶ Promote the school on an european level

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