EUROPEAN WORK BASED LEARNING
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2017
Through this project, AKKL and COLEG CAMBRIA envisage to resume the partnership established in 2014 as part of the successful Mobility bid in the area of Vocational Education and Training (VET), having as target group students undergoing vocational education and training in various vocational qualification.
The first activities and experiences gathered in conjunction with the implementation of the mobility bid selected for funding in 2014, project title " TYPISCH BRITISCH", together with the implementation of a UK successful bid, with mobility flows being sent from the UK to AKKL, have motivated the project management team of both institutions, AKKL and COLEG CAMBRIA, to resume the successfully started cooperation and also include another UK-based college in this new project.
Due to the increased interest in mobility work-based learning placements in the UK, as expressed by the German students, following AKKL´s project application funded in 2014, AKKL commenced searching for an additional potential project partner. Given the already existing work contacts with COLEG CAMBRIA, based in Wrexham/Wales/UK, AKKL had the opportunity to learn about GRWP LLANDRILLO MENAI, also based in North Wales, in the UK. GRWP LLANDRILLO MENAI is the result of the merger between 3 colleges, as follows: Coleg Llandrillo (Llandrillo), Coleg Meirion on Wyfor and Coleg Menai.
GRWP LLANDRILLO MENAI´s educational offer, as well as COLEG CAMBRIA´s, matches well the German vocational qualifications provided by AKKL, as the experiences gathered in conjunction with the bid funded in 2014 proved. Hence, GRWP LLANDRILLO MENAI is a good match as the second hosting partner.
Based upon the increased interest and needs of AKKL´s German IVT students to participate in European vocational mobility placements, AKKL has planned a total of 10 flows spanning 2 years, from 2015 until 2017, for 150 IVT vocational students undertaking the apprenticeship scheme in Germany, with 2 UK-based hosting institutions, COLEG CAMBRIA and GRWP LLANDRILLO MENAI - COLEG LLANDRILLO.
Without the opportunity offered by the ERASMUS+ programme, AKKL´s apprentices, throughout their vocational training, would never have the chance to undertake work-based learning activities in another European country and thus gather both practical, work-related experiences, as well as personal, intercultural experiences.
The linguistic competences of the target group are rather poor and can be improved by participating in such work-based learning mobility activities.
For the vocational courses provided by AKKL spanning 2015 until 2017, the internationalisation strategy of the institution shall be resumed by implementing a new mobility project, targeting the vocational qualifications preferred by the institution, by offering work-based learning placements in the UK, financially backed up by EU funding.
Hence, five two-week mobility placements have been planned, financially supported by ERASMUS+ and hosted by COLEG CAMBRIA and GRWP LLANDRILLO MENAI - COLEG LLANDRILLO, both based in Wales, in the UK.
On the other hand, COLEG CAMBRIA, beginning with autumn 2015, is planning to send out a comparable number of 10 IVT student flows to AKKL, as included in their 2015 KA1 VET Mobility bid in the UK, shall their project application be selected for funding in this bidding round. The same is also planned by GRWP LLANDRILLO MENAI for the 2015 bidding session.
Through these mobility placements, the German apprentices shall gather hands-on, intercultural and linguistic competences by taking part in work placements with two different UK-based Vocational Colleges. This should enable the participants of this mobility project to move more easily and flexibly in the German, as well as European labour market.
5. COMPOSITION AND TIMESPANS OF FLOWS
An overall number of 150 vocational students/apprentices (see qualifications below) are planned to be sent out to COLEG CAMBRIA and GRWP LLANDRILLO MENAI - LLANDRILLO COLLEGE, grouped in 5 separate flows each. The following student flows, having the qualifications as below, are planned:
a. Hosted by COLEG CAMBRIA
Flow 1. - 18/10/2015 - 02/11/2015 - 15 Cooks
Flow 2. - 18/04/2015 - 03/05/2015 - 15 Hairdressers
Flow 3. - 16/05/2016 - 31/05.2016 - 15 Child Care Students
Flow 4. - 03/10/2016 - 18/10/2016 - 15 Cooks
Flow 5. - 06/02/2017 - 21/02/2017 - 15 Metal workers
b. Hosted by GRWP LLANDRILLO MENAI - LLANDRILLO COLLEGE
Flow 1.: - 18/10/2015 - 02/11/2015 - 15 Cooks
Flow 2.: - 18/04/2015 - 03/05/2015 - 15 Hairdressers
Flow 3.: - 16/05/2016 - 31/05.2016 - 15 Child Care Students
Flow 4.: - 03/10/2016 - 18/10/2016 - 15 Cooks
Flow 5.: - 06/02/2017 - 21/02/2017 - 15 Metal workers
Based upon the experience gathered from the mobility bid funded in 2014, bearing the project title "TYPISCH BRITISCH", it has been agreed with both British colleges to pay the emphasis on the above-mentioned five vocational qualifications
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