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Live and Learn in London
Start date: Jun 1, 2016, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project "Live and Learn in London" is targeted at students enrolled in initial vocational training (IVT). The participants will be students from different areas of business and administration who attend our school (Oberstufenzentrum 2 Potsdam) as part of their dual education programme. During the project the participants will be sent to London in November 2016 to take part in a three-week mobility programme. The programme consists of a combined language and content course at the ADC College during the first week followed by a two-week work placement with local companies and organisations in the Greater London area. The project aims at improving the students' foreign language skills and developing their professional skills by exposing them to a wide range of communicative situations in everyday life and business. During their work placement the students will be given the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of company life and culture in Britain and compare this with the conditions at home in Germany. This will help to enhance the students' intercultural competence and foster their cross-cultural communication skills which may also contribute to an increased willingness to accept mobility in their future professional and private lives. In this way, our school accounts for the process of internationalisation of vocational education and training in Europe. Taking part in this project will give students the opportunity to acquire additional skills and knowledge strongly required in today's globalised labour market. After completion of their initial vocational training students will be expected to maintain a high degree of professional competence and any additonal certified skills such as the particpation in our project will significantly improve their employability.
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