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Expérience professionnelle, culturelle et linguistique dans un pays européen pour des élèves de Baccalauréat Professionnel pour un meilleur positionnement sur le marché du travail.
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

26 students who are preparing a school leaving certificate in selling, customer service and office practice will discover another European country and culture while improving their social skills, language and know-how. This will allow them to be more comfortable communicating in English/Spanish (essential competences to pursue higher studies or find a job) and to consider a future where mobility across Europe is reachable. In the UK two intermediate organizations have joined the project : “Avantages “ organization for the family and work placements in Portsmouth and the CEI organization in London. In Spain, Inditex takes on students for trainings and Mrs Santolella in Madrid will ensure the good running of the mobility and will intervene in case of problems or needs. So far the partnership with these organizations has been successful for both organizers and participants. We have been working with them for 8 years. Finally, a team of teachers (an English or Spanish one and a vocational one ) will participate in the implementation of the project, by preparing the students , assessing them on-site and in France. We aim at giving these young people the possibility to open up personally, socially and professionally by communicating with citizens and workers with a different nationality and culture. The objective is to put students into direct contact with professionals from other European countries and to promote the exchange of professional skills of each party. This is also a way to live fully in the heart of another culture. With our partners our work is to find companies that offer our participants professional activities that best fit their training, their interests and their characters."Avantages”, “CEI” organizations and our 2 Spanish partners also offer participants good quality hosting facilities (near the host company, respect of the food habits, medical problems, ...) for students unaccustomed to living away from home. All these needs are determined during a selection interview that takes place five months before the start of the mobility. As far as our institution is concerned, the goal is to make our school and its different training courses known at a local and European level. It is also a way of opening up concretely on Europe, communicating with other professionals in other countries This experience also adds value to the professional training of our students by ensuring greater ease for their further education, to find a job or for their personal development. To validate the linguistic, social and professional skills acquired by these young people abroad, they will be asked to complete the Europass, write an internship report in English/Spanish and in French, take an oral examination on this experience, communicate their experience to their school mates and to other young people during the two open doors of our institution, present this mobility programme to adults (teachers, parents and others) in a special " Europass" evening and finally to the local newspapers. This professional, social and linguistic experience allows these students to mature, to gain confidence and independence.Therefore it is easier for them to study in another city, to continue their education or to go abroad again.They are always accepted in higher education schools thanks to this experience abroad that represents a real added value on their CV.
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