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Interkulturelles Lernen im europäischen Ausland zur Verbesserung der Arbeitsmarktchancen von Auszubildenden in der beruflichen Erstausbildung
Start date: 01 Jun 2016, End date: 31 May 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

I. Tschechien: Glasobjekte/Glasschmelzverfahren in feuerfesten MaterialienPartners: The vocational college of glass/ceramics/design will send 10 trainees/students (glass decorators) of the department of glass technology and glass decoration in their second year of training to Stredni Umeleckoprumyslova Skola Sklarska.Aims/Needs: As the partner school in Kamenicky Senov is famous for its high competence and excellent skills in performing glass melting processes and glass objects with fire resisting materials, our students can get an additional training as glass decorator on the highest level. Thus they acquire additional skills and competences they urgently need for their future jobs and professional life. The training in new glass technologies also renders a means to avoid later unemployment and to enhance the chance to find a job internationally. The quality of the training is improved by new teaching and learning methods.Dissemination of results: The produced glass objects will be presented to the public and the press by the students during the days of the open door at the vocational college Rheinbach and in English during the International Youth Glass Award in Rheinbach where young people from Europe meet and compete with their glass objects.II. Barcelona/Spanien: Berufspraktikum Gestaltungstechnische Assistenten Partners: The vocational college of glass, ceramics, design will send 10 trainees/students of graphic and industrial object design as well as media/communication from the department of design to Barcelona in the summer 2017. The apprentices will do an obligatory practical training in creative agencies and media companies for eight weeks. Vice versa Spanish apprentices of the same professional field will do their practical trainings in companies in the region of Cologne/Bonn. The partner organization is the foundation Fundació BCN Formació Professional in Barcelona, who serves as service agency for the institutions of the education sector in all questions concerning vocational education. Furthermore, media companies and the two vocational colleges of design and media from Barcelona function as partners EMAV and Massana.Aims/Needs: Apprentices of the creative professional field at the vocational college in Rheinbach and at the two vocational colleges in Barcelona get with the eight weeks long practical training in a company in Spain the opportunity to improve their skills in the second language. Additionally, they meliorate their career opportunities on the employment market. The same is true for the Spanish trainees. For all participants the mobility project offers an opportunity for intercultural learning. With the project the cooperation between the chambers of commerce and the educational institutions as well as the companies in both regions of Köln/Bonn and Barcelona is sustainably fortified. For the German as well as the Spanish trainees professional mobility is encouraged and the individual career opportunities will be improved because of the international job and project experience. III. Kent/EnglandPartners: The project „Media, Advertising and Communication Skills: Developing and Improving Media Competence and Communication Skills – in short : Media Skills - is based on a cooperation between the Kent School of English in Broadstairs, Kent, England and the BK Rheinbach, a state school and a technical college for various forms of vocational training, Media and Graphic Design.Aims/Needs: The project aims at developing and improving communicative competences as required by The Common European Framework of Reference for Language on its B 2 Level. Besides the improvement of language structures the project also covers the registers of media language with special emphasis on TV productions and advertising campaigns. Considering the project - as far as the participants are concerned - as a module of foreign language teaching at our technical college will most probably lead to and show students' individual progress during their English lessons at at their school. Research among alumni may unveil, if former project participants will have found easier access to workplaces in European contexts. Professional teachers will be qualified as bilingual teachers in the topics of graphic design and media design.Dissemination of results/Communication with the public: All the trainees' learning projects and learning progress on a professional content level as well as a language level will be communicated mutifold, e.g. via the regional press, the website and Facebook page of the vocational college Rheinbach, at the days of the open doors in the vocational college and at joint informative events with the chamber of commerce Bonn/Rhein-Sieg and regional companies for the target group of students and trainees. Furthermore, the trainees will present and multiply their mobility project and its results for the public in a Social Media project.
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