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Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

We would like to carry out this project to further support the INTERNATIONALISATION STRATEGY of our institution, which has been successfully offering VET transnational mobility experience since 2006.The vocational areas chosen are Engineering -(Aircraft Manufacturing, Welding) , Hospitality and Catering - Professional Cookery and Agriculture, that are priority areas of the College, the 3 sectors being also strategic areas defined by the Welsh Assembly.The BENEFICIARIES are 150 IVT students in total with the following breakdown: - Flow: F, students, accompanying staff (a.c.); apprentices (app) F1: 15 Cookerys + 2 a.c. - all students, out of which 7 appF2: 15 Engineering, Aerospaces + 2 a.c., all appF3: 15 Weldings + 2 a.c., all vocational students, no appF4: 15 Agricultures. + 2 a.c., all appF5: 15 Cookerys. + 2 a.c. - all students, out of which 7 appF6: 15 Engineering, Aerospaces + 2 a.c., all appF7: 15 Weldings. + 2 a.c., no appF8: 15 Agricultures. + 2 a.c., all appF9: 15 Weldings. + 2 a.c., all vocational students, no appF10:15 Weldings. + 2 a.c., no appThe OBJECTIVES of the project are:1) offer our students the possibility to acquire competences to improving their employability in the European labour market, facilitating the transition from school into employment;2) foster the personal development of our students by widening their personal horizon;3) offer the possibility to our students to learn German;4) meet the needs defined above at the level of our Organisation;5) further develop and implement in practice our EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT PLAN as part of the INTERNATIONALIZATION STRATEGY of COLEG CAMBRIA.The partners chosen are state-of the-art institutions in Germany in the area of Engineering and Catering, a total of 8 hosting employers.The planned activities are structured in the WORK PACKAGES/ WP of the project:- management;- project start - kick -off;- information and selection of participants;- preparation (linguistic, cultural, pedagogical, psychological);- logistical arrangements;- mobility placement implementation;- follow up - evaluation;- certification;- dissemination and exploitation.The most relevant EXPECTED OUTCOMES are:a) Increased employability chances of the students both in the UK & DE by developing vocational competences in a genuine work environment with German employers;b) Validation & recognition of the vocational competences acquired in DE while on work placement, by integrating them in the home student portfolio, setting them off against specifications of the Essential Skills Wales Europass Mobility Document and Europass Language Passport;c) Improve the quality and increase the volume of co-operation between our College and institution providing learning opportunities in Europe;d) Increased self-esteem of the students, gain of intercultural and linguistic competences.

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