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Enhancing Knowledge and Skills
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The EPB school is a modern institution, with 25 years of experience and know-how accumulated in the field of education and vocational training, which matches with the requests of the economic and social structure of a region in full vitality and in constant growth, and integrates currently 621 trainees (professional courses level IV) and 53 trainers. Through this project of transnational mobility, Erasmus +, which also includes in its programs, in addition to the development of technical and scientific skills, foreign language courses (20 hours), in accordance to the host country, as well as historical-cultural visits to main places of the region, it is intended to enhance the learning, seeking to respond to the needs of training of young students regarding the acquisition of new knowledge, work methods and development of technical, scientific, linguistic and cultural skills that help their integration within the European labour market. This project will put 26 trainees of the EPB to carry out transnational placements in three European countries, during one mouth, from 23rd June to 22nd July 2016, institutions, distributed by the following framework for cooperation: Paragon Europe (in Mosta/Malta), considered na expert in mobility programs, which will be hosting 8 trainees (Graphic Design, Multimedia, Management and Programming of Computer Systems and Marketing courses); Instituto Europeo de Lenguas Modern (in Granada/Spain), an institution of languages, of small size, whose activity is focused in the field of vocational training and placement of students and trainees from several European countries, which will be hosting 8 trainees of the EPB (Health Assistant, Commerce, Secretariat and Accountancy courses); Vitalis, a company that provides educational support activities and also a partner in the pilot Project, Transnational Networks and Joint Actions, which will be hosting 10 trainees (Electronics, Autommation and Control, Cold and Acclimatization, Mechatronics, Automobile Mechatronics and Civil Construction courses). In any case it is intended that the trainees are placed in the context of work within their areas, with professional challenges and own technical means of markets they will integrate in the future. The initiative, autonomy and problem-solving ability constitute transversal aspects always present in the definition of every work plans. In the project development, EPB has planned the following activities: dissemination initiatives of the program and its main characteristics; dynamic sharing of experiences by students who have already participated in transnational projects; selection of trainees candidates in accordance with certain criteria in regulation writing; Meetings of clarification to the selected candidates and parents about the cultural, social, economic aspects of the host countries, as well as firms; as well as of important documents to bring to the countries of destination and reports to be made after the training; reinforcement activities of linguistic competence according to the countries of destination; meetings with the accompanying teachers. The intended impact is, in general, to contribute to the development of professionals more prepared for the demands and challenges of the local, regional and global market, determinant aspect in the current context, enhancing knowledge and skills.

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