EVST-Mobilität - Interkulturelle Kompetenz und Ber..
EVST-Mobilität - Interkulturelle Kompetenz und Berufspraxis in Europa erfahren!
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2017
The project "EVST-mobility" combines the four interacting mobility -projects ProViso, ProVero, ProMove and ProFile. It aims to open access to job-related internships and workplacements abroad in particular for less advanteged vocational trainees in order to improve their chances of placement in the German and European labor market.
The starting initial point was the the finding, that especially among young people in rural regions there exist widespread prejudices exist against leaving the traditional living environment, and that it requires additional efforts to encourage this target group for the participation in trans-national mobility projects. This is particularly true for young people from social disadvantaged groups and with a migration background, who often provide only little international experience before.
The beneficiaries undertake their vocational training either in a full-time school programm or in dual vocational training. They are 16 to 22 years old and working in professional fields in which international experience is in many cases already seen as a condition for employment, such as in the service-sector (hotel and catering, office communications), business-management and creative professions, like IT- and media-design.
By work-related stays abroad they should get the opportunity to develop their intercultural competence, understood perceived as the ability to act to communicate in a foreign cultural environment efficiently and goal-oriented. In addition to work placements, the project offers the possibility, to promote in particular job-related language skills and to work in training and employment-related "European Vocational Skills Training” projects. The goal of these EVST-projects is, to be able to prove the acquisition of professional skills be even when if a direct participation in a work placement a direct participation in working processes within an internship is restricted or the area of operation does not fully matach the qualifications profile of the beneficiary.
In order to agree on learning objectives and contents of the internships abroad, the participants receive access to an online database (www.evst-mobility.eu). The goal of the EVST process is to motivate the beneficiaries in a dialogue process for the active participation in the arrangement of their stay abroad in order to increase their responsibility for the learning process and to optimize the subsequent documentation of learning achievements.
Cooperation partners are chambers of industry, trade and crafts as well as vocational schools from different regions of Germany and receiving partner-institutions in Denmark, England, France, Ireland, Poland and Spain .
A total of 180 mobility grants are applied for, distributedt as follows in different activities:
Four-week internships abroad for vocational-trainees in the dual system and in full-time training courses (75 scholarships) and 25 scholarships for "European Skills Training"-projects and intensive professional language learning-courses.
In addition, the project offers six- and eight-week internships, which are designed for trainees in full-time training, who are able to complete their prescribed compulsory internships abroad (15 and 30 scholarships) and 24-week work-placements for graduates of vocational training, who are not taken in an employment after their final examination (15 scholarships).
Further more one-week training courses will be offered to teachers from vocational schools, training .centres and HR professionals in training companies. They should inform themselves abroad on European trends abroad and also experience the organization and implementation of mobility projects in practice. They should thus become multipliers, able to inform and to advise trainees in their institutions about the added value of an internship abroad (15 scholarships).
The project aims to improve the employability in particular for less-advanteged young people from rural regions, where due to the often extensively limited job offer mobility is an important prerequisite for a successful placement in the labor market.
Similary this project intends to contribute to the regional and international networking of actors of general and vocational education and training in order to provide a better access to international mobility activities, particularly for young people from social disadvantaged groups. In addition it is intention striven for ato promotion ofe a positive image of Europe in the target groups:
More than 80% of the ruturneesm express after their return, that they could imagine to live and to work in other European countries in the course of their further career due to the gained experiences within their internships abroad.
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