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Lycée Professionnel Le Mirail "Clients Nous Sommes A votre Service"
Start date: Jul 1, 2014, End date: Jun 30, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Our Vocational school trains 433 in the tertiary sector and prepares them to a BTEC national in the fields of commerce and C.S – European classes English or Spanish . Each class is made up of 24 students. The objective of the project is to make our school more attractive and enhance our students’ motivation. This is part of our local Education authority’s educative policy. Each class will be split into groups – one for English language the other for the Spanish language. Within those classes the students can apply for 4 week internship either in London or Madrid . In October 2014 a group of 5 students will depart for 4 weeks in London. In June 2015, 2 groups (10 students) will depart for London and Madrid for 4 weeks. Most of our students come from low income households. Very few of them passed their DNB (Diplome National du Brevet), roughly the equivalent of the “O” levels) with an average mark of 7/20 which is lower than the “academies’ average – Most of them have never been abroad. Within their curriculum our students have to do 22 weeks of work placement over 3 years. One of these placements can be done either in London or Madrid. They will stay at host families and work as sales persons in shops. During their training the students will be offered an extra foreign language class (one hour) + an hour of vocational training in a foreign language as well. During these classes they will practice and enhance their skills in such fields as greeting – informing and advising customers in order to carry out sales. They will also work on various documents about the country and city, they will stay in during their internship. During their stay they will be given a visitor’s Pass so that they can visit and discover their environnement. The project is carried out in 7 steps : 1st- step : Informing students and families about the project through different meetings. 2nd – step Students apply for an internship abroad. They are them shortlisted by the staff of teachers + the head of school. 3rd- step : Organization of the internship : Checking of all administrative formalities – Valid IDs - Transportation - - CV + application letters - - Phone calls to host families and host companies - Phone interview with our partner organization abroad to assess each student’s language skills 4th – step : Linguistic + vocational training as developed above. 5th –step 2 teachers will accompany the students on location abroad. During 3day’s they will introduce them to their host families and work placement shops. They will also help students in using public transport. Teachers will also meet with our local partner about the students monitoring during 4 weeks. 6th– step 2 teachers will go back on location to assess the students and organize their return? 7th- step Project assessment. Result & impacts: These are assessed regarding: - the success rate at the exam with the “European Label” - the number of students being selected in further education trainings. Vocational assessment: The European Certificate enables students to apply for certain jobs, or to be recruited in “BTS” (BTEC HND) During the students’ internship assessments most supervisors and managers recognized our students’ efficiency as well as their hands on qualities in the workplace.

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