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Start date: 01 Jun 2016, End date: 31 May 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Mobility activities of „Stiftung Bildung & Handwerk“ (SBH- Education and Crafts Foundation) are realized in the EU Program for Youth, Sports and Education „Erasmus+“ (2014 – 2020) in the framework of mobility for learners in vocational education and training, key activity 1 (KA1).The aim of all our activities is to develope additional competences and offer experiences for apprentices that they can use in the further process of VET and their employability. Professionals form continued in an international environment on selected pedagogical issues to incorporate selected impulses into their daily work. SBH promotes the internationalization of education and vocational education and training in the participating institutions as well as an atmosphere of openness. Stiftung Bildung & Handwerk provides 1. … for 200 apprentices from the dual system of VET nationwide between October 2016 and May 2018 opportunities to promote in the process of organization and realization of work placements in companies abroad corresponding to their professional profile in different European countries, like in the UK, Ireland, Finland, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Italy, Malta, Spain or the Netherlands. If apprentices or their companies have contacts to other European countries that can be used to realize the internship, too.Participants are in the second year of VET with professional profiles from administration, the technical field, hostelry or IT. They will stay abroad mainly for 4 weeks. 2. … work placements for 15 students as assistant in food technology to gain work experiences abroad in companies or laboratories as well as to develop foreign language and intercultural, social and personal competences in Finland, Spain, Ireland, Hungary and Italy. SBH continues collaboration from 2008 on regional level with „Carl-Severing-Berufskolleg für Handwerk und Technik, Bielefeld“.3. … opportunities for internship for pedagogical staff (VETPRO) from Stiftung Bildung & Handwerk (6) and teachers from vocational schools in Paderborn. They will exchange experiences and knowledge with colleagues from selected institutions abroad in Europe and get new impulses and suggestions for daily work. By working as a promoter of Pool projects in the past since 2009 with certification SBH has contacts to companies, SMEs, vocational institutes and chambers throughout Germany. Through these contacts and with the support of the network of the member firms of the SBH Group we gain mobility interested apprentices and companies. SBH publishes the offer at the company’s website, corresponding the quality - standard of Pool projects.Interested apprentices are selected in an interview via phone and based on corresponding documentation (CV and letter of motivation).For all participants (IVT and VETPRO) SBH offers pedagogical and intercultural preparation, if necessary language preparation, too. Therefor we decide depending on the place of domicile of the apprentice either to participate in a workshop at SBH or to realize preparation via e-learning or in guided self-study.SBH supports all participants and their companies during the whole process: starting with application for funding, planning, organization, preparation, realization and post evaluation.The final work - program for the stay abroad is coordinated among partner and SBH / Vocational Institute (VETPRO) and apprentice, training company or vocational school. In situ abroad partner organization supervise process cooperating with a mentor for internship at the company. All three parties establish a Learning agreement as a base for work to assure quality.The aim is to promote flexibility and independece, to offer technical, intercultural and individual experiences. In contact with people, culture and language of hosting country participants develop knowledge and competences and get new impulses from their stay for daily work (VETPRO) or motivation for further VET – process (IVT).Essential part of every work placement is post preparation: after their return participants present their impressions and experiences to develop sustainability about mobility.All partners and participants play an active role in the public as multiplier to disseminate experiences within European mobility.To document activities, experiences, skills and competences, all participants within all activities will get the Europass Mobility
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