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Start date: Jun 1, 2016, End date: Aug 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Escola Profissional de Vouzela (EPV) started its activity in Ocotber 1991, being exclusively dedicated to teaching and Professional training of youngsters, having graduated already around 5000 youngsters and young adults.The lack of specialized labor in hospitality in the region and the high number of students who left (and leave) early school justified its creation. Today it is a consistente institution included n the area, participating actively in the development of the region.In 2014 they had the first Erasmus mobility project approved allowing the realization of international internships for 20 students of the 11th and 12th year and Job shadowing for 5 school personnel. In 2015 the Eurovouzela project included a new edition in 2015, in full implementation, with mobilities for 20 students accompanied by teachers and 5 staff. This will be the 3rd edition.The project has the following GOALS:1- PREPARING STUDENTS FOR ACTIVE LIFE: TRANSITION FROM THE ACADEMIC LIFE TO THE LABOUR MARKET2 – IMPROVING THE EDUCATIONAL OFFER OF EPV IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY, FIGHTING AGAINST ABANDONMENT AND SCHOOL FAILURE THROUGH MOTIVATION AND ATTRACTIVENESS3 - APPROACH THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY OF EPV TO THE EUROPEAN REALITY - BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS AND INTERNATIONAL SYNERGIESTo achieve these goals we propose the following ACTIVITIES:((-)) MOBILITIES(1) TRAINEES / LEARNERS 11º gradeA total of 10 mobilities (63 days / weeks 9) to perform internships of 280h in:- Germany (4 trainees)- Spain (3 trainees)- France (3 trainees)courses:- Industrial maintenance - Electromechanical and Mechatronics Automotive- Mechatronics- Restaurant Kitchen, Pastry and Restaurant-Bar- Fashion design(2) TRAINEES / LEARNERS 12º gradeA total of 10 mobilities (77 days / 11 weeks) to carry out internships of 320h in:- Greece (3 trainees)- Ireland (3 trainees)- United Kingdom (2 trainees)- Italy (2 trainees)courses:- Industrial maintenance - Electromechanical and Mechatronics Automotive- Mechatronics- Restaurant - Kitchen-Pastry and Restaurant-Bar- Trade(3) STAFF- Duration: 1 week- Profile: Trainer in restaurant area, Trainer of Electrotecnics, Course Directors, Pedagogical Director, Directors of classes, Management- Locations in Germany, Denmark, Luxembourg((-)) Job shadowingThe job shadowing is an experience that broadens professional skills and social and cultural horizons, both fundamental in the performance and professional relationship.There will be collection of expressions of interest by non-teaching and teaching staff to the Manager and Pedagogical Director to make the selection of participants in this activity.The project will use the following instruments / certificates:- European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET)- Curriculum Vitae (CV) Europass- Europass Mobility DocumentThe expected results and impacts on students and the school community are the following:(-) STUDENTS WITH CVs strengthened and of QUALITY THAT WILL ALLOW THEM MORE EASILY TO ENTER THE LABOR MARKET AFTER THE END OF COURSES(-) BEST EDUCATIONAL OFFER FROM EPV AND THEREFORE ABANDONMENT LEVELS AND / OR SCHOOL FAILURE REDUCED (-) BETTER DYNAMISM FROM THE EPV WORK TEAM(-) INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS CONSOLIDATED TO EPV, BUT ALSO FOR THE REGION AND (POTENTIAL) EMPLOYERSFOR THE PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS, the expected results and impacts are:- Increased ability to work across borders- Creation of new methods and channels of communication- Increasing of IT skilss tools- Improvement of language skills- Understanding and acceptance of new ways of work- Creation and / or consolidation of international partnerships- Better probablity of involvement in other international initiatives(-) So at REGIONAL / LOCAL LEVAL, the continuity of the project development will help to:- Sustainable development of the region- The qualification of human resources - More entrepreneurship levels- Increasing Integration of EPV with public and private territorial actors- Approach the region to the European space(-) AT EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL LEVEL, this project will contribute to:- Achieve the proposed goals of the Europe 2020 strategy in education, innovation and development.- Increase the number of European mobilities, duly certified and accredited by the recognition mechanisms of the European Union.- Qualify human resources, able to work in other countries.- There will be more cooperation between vocational training institutions and companies, which will facilitate access to the European labor market.- Increase the number of partnerships and contacts internationally

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