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Start date: Aug 10, 2016, End date: Aug 9, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The VET Mobility projekt EUROTRAIN is aimed at VET learners and staff in vocational upper secondary schools in Skellefteå Municipality. The overall aim of the project is to enhance employability and improve the quality of vocational education through skills and expertise gained from transnational mobility. The project involves 42 staff and 20 students from the Business and Administration Programme, Hotel and Tourism Programme, Child and Recreation Programme, Restaurant Management and Food Programme and Natural Resource Use Programme. Apart from the pedagogic staff the project also involves Study- and Career Advisors. Through the project, the learners gain international work experience , get a European outlook on their future profession, get practical experience of using English on the job and a chance to further deveclop their working English, enhance their employability and receive internationally viable Europass documents to use in their future careers in Sweden or in other European countries. Ther staff involved in the project jobshadow in companies or VET institutes across Europe, gain valuable knowledge and insight about the international dimensions of their 'trade', and bring home ideas and know-how that can be used to improve quality of education in their own school. The project also increases staff's general knowledge of EU2020, Education 2020, Erasmus+ and how the European strategies and their instruments find their ways into the local classrooms. The project foresees positive effects when it comes to bringing people in Europe closer together.The project involves the vocational schools of Anderstorpsgymnasiet, Baldergymnasiet and Naturbruksgymnasiet in Skellefteå municipality and is coordinated and led by European Office, the Local Government's international project office, in close collaboration with the Municipality's Office for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education.
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