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

School vision: "In a safe and stimulative environment we strive to educate top-quality professionals whose creative work infuses our world with a distinct spirit of positiveness and enthusiasm." At our school we strive to offer something more than just plain vocational education and student mobilities are one of the ways to experience the added value of hairdressing vocation. Student mobility can be a life-changing experience and a student's statement "Sara, since you came back from Spain, you are much friendlier and even fun" testifies to a profound transformation that this particular student underwent. A teacher that categorically refused to go anywhere because she could not speak the language is now asking when she is finally going to travel somewhere. International cooperation and student mobilities are one of the few project that really work and that keep us going despite the paperwork. What is more, our school is one of very few vocational schools that still manages to fill up its classrooms despite the dropping numbers of students enrolling in vocational schools. This is the context that keeps inspiring us and makes us persistently participate in transnational mobility. Main goals are to : - enhance the number of students involved in mobility projects - improve the quality of cooperation between institutions and organizations providing education, companies, social partners and other European organizations - develop innovative solutions, subjects and services in the field of hairdressing - promote mobility as a part of lifelong learning process - enhance the students' confidence regarding their professional knowledge and skills - improve their command of English and enable them to practise and use vocabulary related to hairdressing - contribute to school's good reputation - establish a long term cooperation through yearly student exchanges - encourage the promotion of intercultural dialogue - use ECVET tools - commitment to constant upgrading of quality of student mobility. The number of students, who were on mobility is 32, accompanying persons 12 and 3 were on preparation visit. The profile of the students: second and third year students who already have some or a lot of hairdressing experience. The selection criteria is as follows reliability, independence, self-iniciative, meeting deadlines, practical class evaluation, communication skills and command of English. Students coming from underprivileged families got additional points. More than half of students who participated in the mobility receive 100% subvention for school lunch, which means that their income is below 42% of nett average monthly salary in the Republic of Slovenia. Mobilities took place from February to midlle of May 2016. Main activities - student selection (September, October 2015) - preparation camp with workshops (23., 24. January 2016) - Pre-vist ECVET documents (January 2016) - Last meeting before the mobility for the students, parents and accompanying teachers (26. 1., 3. 3., 22. 3., 31. 3. 2016) - Mobility (Februar, March, April, May 2016) - students' mobility blog during the mobility - dissemination in class (May, June 2016) - dissemination at the staff meeting (May, June 2016) - writing articles in the school magazine Kodrčki and journals (Salon, Frizer) - Evaluation: Mobility tool + online survey + ECVET documents + interview with the coordinator (May, June 2016) - Evaluation of the whole project and partner organizations and by partner organizations (June 2016) - Europass Mobility rewarded to the students at the final (June 2016) Long-term effects: good and established reputation, keeping the number of students enrolling into our school on the, lifelong learning experience (students and staff), long term cooperation with partner organizations, accepting other cultures and promoting intercultural dialogue, upgrading the existing program, increaswed mobility on labour market - the latter was noticed exactly on this project.

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