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Europakaufleute III
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Vocational trainees shall get international experience to improve their linguistic, cultural and professional knowledges and skills. All participants are working in enterprises, which cooperate with others in foreign countries - for example as part of an international group or as customer or as supplier. The training companies are all customer- and sales-oriented and practice a CRM. For the most training companies is also very important the quality control and qualitiy work because they are in an international competitive. Project objectives and expected results: - greater occupational competence - improved foreign language proficiency - foreign markets to get to know and recognize differences from the domestic market - to identify and understand differences in the type of customer contact and customer loyalty - to understand cultural differences - enhance intercultural competencies Procedures for project implementation: This requires a high degree of personal initiative among the participants ( articulate interest in the mobility, make internships identify and thereby using the support of educators to complete, organize accommodation, travel planning) . Since not only the apprentices but also the domestic company and the partner abroad shall realize benefits through the mobility and therefore the divisions in which an apprentice will be active during his internship shall be determined jointly . The apprentices should learn new things and they also be able to apply existing knowledges . The apprentices have the assurance that their ddomestic companies and the Rhine-Meuse-vocational college is in standby mode, it should be encountered during the work placement abroad . In case of the Hungary - mobility the EU program coordinator of the Rhine-Meuse-vocational colleges will visite the hungary partner on internship abroad because it is for the first time a mobility to Hungary and we do not yet have experience with companies in this country. Another visit is designed for the partner in Belgium. The company enables aprrentices from Germany for the third time to complete an internship abroad with him. The long experience of this partner is interesting for further mobilities. In addition, a longtime partner needs special attention. Therefore, a monitoring visit with him seems to make sense. Long-term benefits: If the participating apprentices experience their stay abroad as exciting and interesting, they are also seen later as a worker mobility is positive. With their intercultural competence, it will be possible for them to understand different behavior and to avoid misunderstandings. This is an important soft skill for export-oriented companies.
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