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Internationalisering på Svendborg Erhvervsskole
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Participants: Warwickshire College, Warwickshire - UK and Svendborg Business College, Svendborg, Denmark Debla, Malaga, Spain - Svendborg Business College, Svendborg, Denmark The background of the project is to improve the quality and volume of student mobility in Europe, in order to increase the number of internships at home and abroad. The project should also be seen in relation to the Danish companies that would like to see that their future employees have international experience. Many companies either have branches abroad or have much trade with foreign countries, and it is in these relationships that companies nuisance sees an international profile to their future employees. The 48 students are aged from 17 years to about 25 years and are students from HHX, HTX and VET mercantile. HHX and HTX students are either on their 2nd or 3rd year of their training at Svendborg Business College, and many choose to subsequently get a 2nd year internship in a company. VET mercantile students are in their second year of their degree at Svendborg Business and subsequently have an internship for 2 years. The students come with very different backgrounds, some of the students have never been abroad and therefore it is a big decision for them to leave for 3 to 4 weeks. For VET students is a prerequisite for the stay in England that the stay begins with an intensive English course to provide students with the necessary skills to cope during their stay at the training site and with host families. Besides the intensive English training, students are taught also in employability, so as to ensure that students are prepared for the internship in the English companies. HHX trainees follow the general English classes in marketing - economy - social studies and possibly literature, and students from HTX will attend classes in ordinary classes in chemistry - physics - mathematics but also other topics such as innovation and technology will be included as subjects. They will all Attendance at A-level. For the VET students traveling to Spain, it is essential to go, that they have chosen Spanish on electives so that they have acquired the basic Spanish language skills. The aim of these placements is to give students the opportunity to develop their English or Spanish skills, personal skills and to give them practical experience in the area they want to deal with in the future. It is very important that students acquire skills in the job market, so they are then able to go and work in a foreign company. In addition, students will be taught in courses that support students' internships, so as to prepare students for their internships. The result that should be achieved by a stay in England or Spain is to expand students' English or Spanish vocabulary and they become more fluent in their speech and that they better understand other cultures and nationalities, including to reside and work in another country, so as to acquire intercultural expertise to use in their future work. But it is also students' abilities to fend for themselves outside their home environment, and thereby give them the strength needed to carry out the 2-year apprenticeship. An apprenticeship which could also take place abroad, as students will be able to fend for themselves and work in a foreign company. Where in England: In the area around Warwickshire, England Where in Spain: Malaga, Spain For HHX and HTX students will stay take place during weeks 40-41 and 42/2015 VET mercantile pathways will take place during weeks 41 to 42 - 43 and 44/2015
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