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Eurpean Trainee Mobilities - Ausbildung in Europa
Start date: Jul 1, 2014, End date: Jun 30, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Berufskolleg Bachstraße in Düsseldorf, place of education for the academic part of training, is applying to take part in the mobility project „European Trainee Mobilities – training in Europe“ for the fourth time. By participating in this project, the college not only wants to make a contribution towards giving young people good career prospects and a positive perspective in life, but is also making a contribution to co-existence within Europe. Achieving intercultural and linguistic skills can be expected to open up a multitude of career prospects at a European and even international level. With this project application, we intend to send two trainees for studying Management Assistant for Tourism, three Specialists in Media and Information Services and one Bookseller abroad. The three tourism trainees all work at the same travel agency and will be spending their period of practical training at the partner agency in England . This will clearly improve their chances of finding work abroad in the future. Since many companies in this branch operate throughout Europe, or indeed internationally, work can be found in many countries. Participating in this project will help the students develop their language skills and improve their technical vocabulary. Experience gained during a training period abroad strengthens their self-confidence in their own abilities, thus broadening and developing their opportunities on the work market. The three Specialists in Media and Information Services will be in three different countries during their practical training period. One student in her second year will spend her training at the British Library, where she will get to know an institution with an international reputation. A further student in his second year will be at a library near Copenhagen. As this library aims to extend an attractive selection to international guests, this will also contribute to intercultural competence. The third participant of this course is currently in her first year of study and will be going to the Austrian National Library. On the one hand, this project will focus on intercultural differences between two German-speaking countries and, on the other hand, concentrate on work in a national library, which cultivates international contacts due to its assignments. The necessity for Specialists in Media and Information Services to have a command of specialist vocabulary is ever increasing due to the expansion of the use of electronic sources of information. Specifically in scientific and technical fields, these are often, and sometimes exclusively, in English. The bookseller will spend her internship in a bookshop in Liverpool. She is in her first traing year and has a very good command of English which she hopes to improve regarding her technical vocabulary. All staff of the bookshop in Liverpool is responsible for all kind of decisions. Also the range of booktitles is very different to the bookshop in Germany, it holds a lot of scientific and bilingual literature. For all of the trainees, their stay abroad will be an opportunity, not only to learn to adapt to new social structures and ways of life, but also to get to know new work surroundings with their own specific demands. The trainees will all take part in a preparatory seminar before they leave. This will take place in a youth hostel in the vicinity and will include an overnight stay. The seminar will focus on intercultural and linguistic preparation and will clarify technical formalities. It will be extremely helpful and interesting for the participants to meet others in a similar situation. A special blog has been set up so that all participants have the opportunity to collect and exchange information ( During the entire project the EU representative of the Berufskolleg Bachstraße and the school’s present coordinator will be in contact with the participants via Mail, telephone and, should it become necessary, in person. When everybody has returned there will be another meeting to which the trainers are also invited. Thus the project can be evaluated and experiences exchanged. Within the framework of the Europe Day in May 2015 the participants will report about their experiences and receive their Europässe-Mobilität. Other classes are welcome to come to this meeting, where they can, for example, find out about the Erasmus+ project . After taking part in such a meeting new students often decide to do a training period abroad themselves.
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