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Start date: Jun 1, 2016, End date: May 31, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The mobility project "INTERNATIONALISATION IN PUBLIC SECTOR CATERING AND MECHANICS, THROUGH ON THE JOB TRAINING IN EUROPEAN COMPANIES" is proposed by the "Marmatia" Vocational High School from Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania, in partnership with Cambria College from Wrexham, Wales, Great Britain, and Akademie Klausenhof from Hamminkeln, the Nordrhein-Westfalen area, Germany.The project was designed to satisfy not only the participants' training needs, but also meet some of the key priorities set in the school´s PLAN OF ACTION of the, thus offering the participants the opportunity to develop the vocational and linguistic skills necessary for the access on the local and European labour market.This project offers the participants appropriate conditions which allow them to develop their professional and linguistic skills necessary for their entry on the European labour market, in a dual system. The chosen partners ensure that the proposed objectives are reached, based on their experience in European funded VET projects, the equipment, materials and work techniques available, their trainers' high professional level, the activities proposed, and their vision on the quality of training sessions offered.The participants' training needs were identified through proactive techniques (the SWOT analysis, direct observation, questionnaire-based survey). The most important needs are as follows:- improve professional performance to the level of European standards; - improve IT and language skills; - direct contact with the European labour market;- develop the ability to adapt to change.The target group is as follows:- 30 students from the 11th grade, enrolled at the vocational school and specialising as Waiter/Public Catering Worker, will attend 60 hours of vocational training in the module "Restaurant room decoration", at the "Rendez-Vous" Restaurant belonging to Cambria College from Wrexham, Wales.- 15 students enrolled in the 11th grade of high school and specialising as Maintenance mechanic (servicing and repairs), will attend 60 hours of vocational training in the module "Health and Safety at Work", and 15 students enrolled in the 12th grade of high school and specialising as Maintenance mechanic (servicing and repairs), who will attend 60 hours of vocational training in the module "Planned Maintenance" and "Fault Detection" within one of the partner employers of AKADEMIE KLAUSENHOF from Hamminkeln, Nordrhein-Westfalen area.The receiving organisation, Coleg Cambria, Yale Campus, provides the 30 participants specialising as Waiter/Public Catering Worker both with high-quality modern equipment and with very well-trained teachers who are open to collaboration. The training premises are the "Rendez-Vous" restaurant, open to the public.The receiving organisations from Germany provide vocational training for 15 students enrolled in the 11th grade and for 15 students enrolled in the 12th grade of high school, specialising as Maintenance mechanic (servicing and repairs), and are partners of Akademie Klausenhof.The project specific objectives are as follows:- to develop key competencies and professional skills of the 60 students participating in the project, in the areas of Hospitality, validated by the Europass Mobility Certificate, until the Professional Skills Certificate is issued in July 2017 and in July 2018 and 2019, respectively;- to increase the workplace integration abilities of the 60 students participating in the project and to ease their school-to-work transition, within a maximum of 6 months from their graduation.The activities chosen in order to reach the proposed objectives are specific to the national curriculum for the practical training programmes, according to the specialisations included in the project, and were negotiated and agreed with the receiving organisations, based on a Learning Agreement.Expected results and achievements:At an individual level: - develop the participants' practical abilities;- develop the participants' respect towards vocational training, and boost their confidence regarding the chances to find a job;- Improve the participants' language skills;- Improve the ability to react to different social, linguistic and cultural environments;At institutional level:- Develop the ability of the school to operate at European level;- Strengthen the links and connections between the formal and informal education, as well as betwen the vocational training and the labour market;- Improve the ability of the school to integrate the good practices and new techniques in its daily training activities.At local level:The businesses employing participants to this project will have the advantage on the market, as they will benefit from the good practices and the organisational culture that the participants will have acquired during their mobility.
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