Le Bois Au Coeur de l'Europe
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2017
Our vocational school has been committed in the European mobility for its learners since 2000. The first partnership started with Finland (Savonlinna). Then it spread with Spain (Teruel), Sweden (Tibro, for a year), Denmark (Skive), and since the beginning of this year with Germany (Beckum). Thanks to the mutualisation of its means, the partners of our partners have eventually become our partners : indeed, Denmark was already the partner of Finland before it became our own partner, and Germany was already the partner of Denmark before it became our own partner in January.
Our school is recognized in its surroundings and has many partnerships with some firms of the region in the field of woodwork and boat-making. Some of them (which welcome our student for work placements) belong to international companies.
Each year, between 8 and 12 students of Terminale Bac Professionnel from the three specialities (cabinet-makers, computer-aided joiners, carpenters) are selected to go on training periods in firms abroad.
The teachers of each speciality of Bac Professionnel take in charge the professional part and the preparation of the students' documents. They exchange the technical documents with their foreign partners and realize some of the administrative tasks before the students go abroad.
The English teachers take in charge the linguistic preparation of the students. They organize the contacts with the foreign partners and the companies which welcome our learners, as well as the monitoring of the students during their training abroad. One of them launches the project and federate the school teams.
The administrative manager deals with the material logistic (transport, boarding, payments...) and the relations with institutional partners (Poitou-Charentes Region...).
All the members of our staff are now convinced that those work placements abroad are very positive for our students who become aware that they are European citizens. They also find jobs more easily than other students.
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