Going abroad with SDE College for practical traini..
Going abroad with SDE College for practical training and education
Start date: Jun 1, 2014,
End date: May 31, 2016
SDE College wants to develop its existing efforts in international mobility and put forth an extensive and thorough framework for international mobility and international cooperation.
Europe will in the coming years face challenges like demographic change, higher unemployment, skill gaps, a need for a higher skill level, less and less traditional training, problems with retention of students, youth unemployment and a lack of apprenticeships.
Therefore SDE College wants to build for the future and ensure that we will continue to offer vocational education and training of the highest quality. SDE College consider international mobility and international cooperation as a critical element in the solutions to these challenges of the future.
Objectives of the project:
* Students acquire international experience and related skills for working internationally
* Students acquire new knowledge in form of new practices
* Students develop linguistic and intercultural competences
* Students increase their self-esteem and confidence in own capabilities
* Provide students with a framework for successful internships abroad
* Improve student's chances of future employment
* Improve students' opportunities to travel and work within the European labor market
* Develop teachers and other employees’ international expertise
* Provide teachers with international teaching possibilities and improve their qualifications
* Strengthen the school's international profile
* Improve the overall quality of VET
* Implementation of the European Credit System for VET (ECVET) in the context of mobility as part of the student's education.
The number of student mobilities applied for in the project are 100 and the number of accompanying teachers are 12. Students from the basic courses is typically aged 16-20 years, and students from the main courses is typically in the group of 18-25 years.
The project involves partners from Germany, United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Slovenia, Malta, the Netherlands and Italy. The partners are vocational schools, vocational training centers, interest groups and SME’s,
The school's initiative International Class starts every year in January and August. International Class is designed to prepare each student for the challenges and cultural differences they will experience during their internship abroad.
The project is managed by the International Department of SDE College consisting of a project manager, a mobility coordinator and a PIU-coordinator. The staff of the International Department has vast international experience and excellent language skills. Contact with foreign partners and the placements abroad is carried out by the Project Manager, the Mobility Coordinator and the PIU coordinator as well as a relevant number of contact teachers and students themselves.
SDE College will use the attained results to promote and to anchor the initiative further in dissemination efforts using local media, social media and the school’s media outlets.
The results of the project will also be evaluated regularly by the participants, by SDE College and by the partners during and after the internship using mobility tools and diaries.
One of the great benefits for the participants in the mobility project, is expected to be an enhancement of their future job prospects with improved language abilities, cultural understanding and personal development.
SDE College strive to build and maintain a vast international network to provide the best foundation and mobility programme that will enable our students and our staff to have the best experience possible when going abroad.
SDE College expects that the strong ties to its international network will create an outlooking perspective towards the world and a strong international profile. We believe that international cooperation and international mobility are some of the crucial factors in developing vocational education schools for the future and embrace the demands of the constantly evolving labourmarket.
NOTICE: Due to limited attachment space only one letter of intent is attached. SDE has Letter of Intent with all partners involved in this application including Memorandum of Understanding with several partners as well.
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