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Improving students and teachers competences, motivation and skills through students work placement and staff training abroad.
Start date: 01 Aug 2016, End date: 31 Jul 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Our school aims to establish a solid cooperation with European Vocational organizations ,will raise the image of our School,Improve communication among staff and between students and staff Promote staff competence,Improve students' learning,help students to understand and come closer to a European multicultural, internationalized environment and Improve students' employability through practical training in a European dimension . Encouraging educators and students to become involved in European Mobility Programmes is one of the goals that the school’s headmaster set every year since the involvement with such projects. The implementation of such projects will give them a great opportunity to develop their personality, self-esteem, competence and skills. The participants are educators, members from the administration personnel of the school and students. The administration of our school, having in mind the need for further personal and professional development of the educators, staff and students of the school, decided that 3 members of the administration, 19 educators and 36 students should take advantage of the benefits that Erasmus+ Programme offers. The participants will be students from the catering department , ferniture design department and computer engineering students. The students of the catering department during their second year in school, they must undergo practical training in hotel and catering establishments for 20 weeks, a pre - requisite for obtaining their school certificate. The same applies and to the students of the computer engineering and Furniture design on their 3rd year ,they have to undergo practical training of 180 hours.This mobility project consists of three main activities:Activity A1 Flow 1(First year): 6 students from the Furniture design department and 6 students from the computer and network department accompanied by two teachers will attend 2 weeks working placements (internship) in business in Braga Portugal. Our analytical curriculum includes a practical training ,so this will be part of it.Flow 2 (Second year): 6 students from the Furniture design department and 6 students from the computer and network department accompanied by two teachers will attend 2 weeks working placements (internship) in business in Braga Portugal. Our analytical curriculum includes a practical training ,so this will be part of it.Activity A2 A group of 12 students accompanied by two teachers from the catering department will undertake a traineeships in vocational institute and work experience in Scotland- United kingdom.Activity A3: Flow 1: A group of 4 educators will attend a course seminar regarding how to increasing student motivation in learning which is a key factor in the success of students at all stages of their education, and teachers can play a pivotal role in providing and encouraging that motivation in their students. Activity A3: Flow 2,3,4: A group of Educators and administrators of the sending organization will take part in a job shadowing activity. They will attend classes to a similar specialization to observe to learn new methods and teaching skills that the receiving organization follows.Flow 2 will take place during the first year and Flow 3,4 will take place during the second year of the program.Our Institution will carry out the management of the project, as explained in section F of this application. Our school will work closely with our partners in order to set up the learning agreements, concerning the procedures that both partners will follow and set up the standards for meeting the desired learning outcomes of the project. Furthermore in cooperation with our partner organizations will set up the measures of evaluation upon the completion of the project; for all the partners taking part in this Mobility program. As it is previously mentioned, one of the main objectives of this project for our school is to establish a solid cooperation with European Institutions in the field of VET. Upon meeting the objectives of this project an important result would be the improvement of qualification of teaching personnel as well as the establishment of processes regarding validation of experience gained during learning (for students) and teaching (for educators) periods in another country.Students by improving their language skills will improve their learning performance; upgrading students’ awareness of the European Union values and European Mobility projects will eventually upgrade the students' intercultural awareness and finally increase their self-esteem.Educators in the future would support the promotion of such mobility actions; upgrading their competences in teaching and training would be another great value and finally they would try to implement different systems, strategies and policies in education.
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