Energy Training in Europe 2016
Start date: Nov 1, 2016,
End date: Oct 31, 2018
The Fundación Axencia Enerxética Provincial da Coruña (Galicia/Spain), along with a consortium of vocational centres, fosters this project with the goal of offering mobilities to recent graduates and VET staff of the members of the said consortium. It seeks to provide a first work experience in European companies to students to gain technical and language competences. The second type of mobility is addressed to the staff from the vocational training centres with the aim of improving their professional and teaching skills. The projects is aimed at 50 recent graduates in intermediate-level Vocational Training with the following profiles: • Motor Vehicle Electro-mechanics (Energy Efficiency/Electric Vehicles)• Telecommunication Systems Installations • Computing Microsystems and Networks (applied to Renewable Energies)• Electronic and Automatic Installations • HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) • Heat Production Installations • Bio Building, capentry and furniture• Mechanical manufactureFurthermore, the project is aimed at staff from vocational training centres, in particular 9 vacancies will be available in the previously mentioned fields. The length of each work placement in European companies is 2 months for students. The length for the staff will be 5 working days in the form of a job-shadowing/observation period abroad in an enterprise or any other VET organisation. The host countries are Portugal, Italy and Germany in both cases. The project will take place from November 2016 until October 2018 with a length of 24 months. The objectives and expected results of the project are as follows:a) Students• Improving professional skills and competences in the energy sector, having as a result a higher employability and improved career prospects• Improving language skills, having as a result more possibilities to get a job in Spain/abroad• Increasing motivation to take part in future education or training, having as a result an increase in the number of participants that decide to continue their studies/training or more motivation to do it in the near future• Developing transversal and intercultural competences as well as an European awareness, having as a result a greater intercultural and European understanding • Enhancing mobility, having as a result more interest in working/studying in an EU country at present or in the near futureb)Staff• Improving the professional and teaching competences in the energy sector, having as a result a greater academic curriculum and the acquisition of practical skills• Developing new teaching methods, having as a result an improvement in the curricular training of learners• Developing transversal and intercultural competences as well as an European awareness, having as a result a greater intercultural and European understanding • Enhancing mobility, having as a result more interest in taking part in another European projectThe mobility expects to have impacts on:a)Students• Labour market, by reducing the unemployment of participants when they return• Mobility, by increasing their participation in another European programme• Qualification, by increasing the number of participants who decide to take part in education/training after the mobility and improved language skills• Values, by enhancing their intercultural and European awarenessb)Staff• Professional curriculum, by increasing the number of participants with improved technical skills and greater professionalism• Teaching profession, by increasing the number of staff with better teaching methods and practice• Mobility, by increasing their participation in another European programme• Values, by enhancing their intercultural and European awarenessFinally, the mobility drives the European values and enhances intercultural awareness and, furthermore, strengthen the Galician economic and social fabric due to the transfer of innovation and good practices.
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