Start date: Jun 1, 2016,
End date: May 31, 2018
To succeed in today’s globalised society, students are required to possess a higher skill set than ever before. They need to be able to understand the complexities of international cooperation and similarly, understand business within an international context.The main aim of the international mobilities of the project "HTL4Europe" is to provide students, teachers und administrative personnel of the HTLVB and apprentices of the partner companies with the opportunity to experience the economic, political and cultural situations of other countries. The HTL Vöcklabruck started with the placement exchange program in 1998. Since then, more than 300 students have completed a work placement in Europe and the United States thanks to the program. The goal at the HTL4Europe project ist o afford students the chance to complete a multiweek internship abroad between their fourth and fifth year. In 2014, 32 students and apprentices, were placed in internships through the "HTL4Europe" project and 45 participants are placed for 2015. The participants are students from HTLVB the departments Mechanical Engineering, Building Services and the Industrial and Business Engineering and the Technical College as well as apprentices of companies, who are member of the Society of Friends of the HTL Vöcklabruck. The program has been made possible through partnerships with European schools and institutions in Sweden, Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Italy and Germany, as well as partner companies in the Spain, Slovakia, Great Britain.The result of such projects centres around the experiences the participant will gain in the course of their placement, which will go on to help them in their further training and future careers. They will have the opportunity to gain new practical and theoretical knowledge, improve their foreign language skills and work in a new environment and, in doing so, strengthen their social skills and personal competencies.The longterm valve oft he project like this comes from an increased competative advantage in domestic and international jobmarkets and an increased occupational flexibility and mobility in an international cooperation.
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