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Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Project was addressed to vocational training students from IES EL BOHIO ( Secondary Education and Vocational Training School ). The project aimed to accomplish six mobilities, 2 for pupils who want to become experts in nursery care , and 4 for technicians in Emergency Health Care . In order to prepare, settle and start these mobilities, teachers from IT, Health, English, French and Professional Training departments will work together as a team, counting on the full support and involvement of the management board of the school. Due to the specific features of our vocational studies, the age range of our pupils varies from 17 to 30 years old, so students under 18 could be part of the program. In addition, they come from middle-lower class families so having the possibility of appliying for Erasmus + funds will allow them to have access to opportunities that otherwise they would never have. These students had their internships and work placements, assigned according to their profile; fact which was certified both by EUROPASS and by workplace training agreements. So as to guarantee a right implementation of these internships, the tutors from the hosting companies were fully informed about the capacities, skills and competences that our students had to achieve during their stay. Their tasks were clearly stated and specified in training agreements, signed by all the parts involved in the process. Needless to say that the hosting company and the tutors in Spain had a direct and fluent interaction by means of the internet, using tools such as social network sites ( Facebook,...), Moodle, Etwinning and so on. These actions had a great impact on our students since they were able to improve not only their foreign language skills but also their professional and team ones. Furthermore, the program intended to make our students be familiar with other working environments, lifestyles and cultures from other countries. These experiences enabled them to adapt and cope with unexpected situations which mean a challenge for them and give them tools to sort out problems. Obviously, all these facts will enhance their professional qualification, future employability and entrepreneur spirit. Within the school, students from lower courses will know the possibility of applying for this type of grants. They will, consequently, be highly motivated to study and obtain better grades. It is also important to mention the fact that our school will have an innovative and European projection at local and regional terms. We strongly believe that in the long run, all the students taking part in this type of programs will be more flexible, competent,creative and self-confident professionals, ready to face new challenges and overcome future difficulties. As far as teachers´mobility is concerned, nowadays, to acquire a good proficiency and master the English language is key for teachers taking into account the importance of English as a foreign language within the current Vocational Training Curricula, both in Health and ICT fields. In addition, the influence of English-speaking population in our region is decisive and the imminent implementation of bilingual programs in Vocational Training is a challenge for the teaching staff, who need this jobshadowing to foster and encourage the quality of their teaching as well as the European dimension. Consequently, all the teachers involved in this job shadowing have certain level of English as a foreign language but they still need to improve it and certificate it to give an impulse to the bilingual program. In this sense, the Europass Mobility Certificate was a requirement for the participants in this job shadowing and British Council Certificates will be also included. All in all, this participation in the above-mentioned jobsghadowing led to a greater involvement of teachers in the teaching and learning process and obviously, the number of qualified teachers will increase thanks to this .
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