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Europejskie praktyki szansą na lepszą przyszłość
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Applicant of the project "European traineeships a chance for a better future" is Vocational School Complex in Giżycko.Thepartner institutions are: Tellus Group Limited – WORK EXPERIENCE UK and ESMOVIA – Sistema Practices s.l. The participant of the project will be group of 32 students of Vocational School Complex in Giżycko who are being taught in following professions: hotel industry technician, nutrition and food servicetechnician and cook. The participants will be divided in to two groups The curriculum of the traineeship will be fulfilled in modern hotels and restaurants. The most important aims of the project are: raising professional skills of the participants, broadening their competences and knowledge based on European standards of hotel and catering industry. The implementation of the project enables the students to achieve the following specific goals: broadening the knowledge and skills acquired at school classes and applying them into practice (in reputable hotels and restaurants), raising the English language competences, including professional English, shaping creativity, openness and mobile attitudes, increasing the faith of students in their possibilities and chances of finding work and obtaining the independent living, enhancement of inter-cultural sensitivity through knowledge of different history , culture and traditions, confrontation of solution used in hotels and restaurants in Poland, Great Britain and Spain. The aims of the project are focused on the supporting the participants in vocational training and as well as the use of knowledge, skills and qualification to facilitate their personal development and employment possibilities. The participants will be able to learn new valuable work experience and thus improve their professional competence and attractiveness to potential employers. The project envisages two trips to foreign traineeship. The first group is going to go to the traineeship in May 2016 to Plymouth in Great Britain, and the second one in October 2016 to Valencia in Spain. There are two attendants (tutors) for each group. The students will make 2 weeks traineeships in 3-4 stars hotels and restaurants hostvisitorsall year round, offering ahigh standard of service ( swimming pools, SPA, saunas, restaurants , pubs) at the position corresponding to their profession. The students will be developing their skills of preparation of the residential units for guests , preparation and serving breakfasts in the facility providing hotel services, preparation of different meals and beverages, learning the secrets of working in reception. The traineeship curriculum will be fitted to each group and included individual needs of the students. In order to prepare the student properly for the traineeship , before the leave, they will be covered by language , cultural and pedagogical preparation. The workers of the partners institutions will monitor and evaluate the course of traineeship, issue the certificate confirming the pursue the traineeship with a list of acquired skills.The Vocational School Complex will apply for issuing the Europass Mobility Certificate in consultation with partner institutions. The participants of the project will familiarize with ECVET system ( European credit System for Vocational Education and Training) system, which will be very important for the development of the school. During the project will be created the professional dictionary and culinary guide, which will be used to work with other students in the classroom at school. The culinary guide will be also given to the cooperating with school chefs of restaurant and hotels. In Vocational School Complex there will be organised “The Day of English and Spanish Culture and Cuisine”, where our students are going to prepare the dishes from English and Spanish cuisine and share the information about culture and traditions in these countries. The project will affect the professional and personal development of the participants. They will be taught team work. By learning rules and necessary skills the students will increase their chances of finding work. They will more active look for work and become more mobile. Our school will have the chance to adjust the teaching program to the labour market expectations. Observed rules will be included in the program of traineeship. The project will also improve the essential qualifications of teachers who will transfer the positive experience from the project to the school work, taking into account the results of the project in the lessons draft which will also bring benefits to the other students who not participate into the project. This project will increase the prestige of Vocational School Complex. The gained experience will allow to include the foreign traineeship into the school offer, which will raise the attractiveness of education in our school. The experience and acquired skills of employees will be used to plan the school work.
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