Mobilities as Incentives To Train Abroad +
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2017
MITTA+ is the main international mobility project for Intermunicipal Federation for Education in Itä-Uusimaa for 2015-2017. The mobilities will be put to use by Edupoli (adult VET) and Porvoo Vocational College (youth VET). MITTA+ caters for the strategic needs of the whole federation by enabling the mobilities of both staff and students alike to EU countries. MITTA+ combines the international networks of Porvoo Vocational College and Edupoli under a joint project for the first time. Prior to MITTA+ the projects had been run separately on youth and adult sectors or separately for students and staff. Now they are all combined into one project that enables greater benefits from the international networks for the whole intermunicipal federation.
MITTA+ funding enables staff visits to international partners. The main aim of the project is to encourage the growth and development of staff members' skills and knowledge in various ways. The project meets the intermunicipal federations strategic needs on a higher management level, department level and on a personal professional level. According to the federations strategy, there is a need to develop personnel's pedagogical and international skills. Additionally the need to develop flexible learning paths for students and international networks are also mentioned. The staff mobility funding will enable the intermunicipal federation to spread its cooperation with working life partners outside the borders of Finland. The content for the mobilities consists of staff visits to foreign partner organizations. There will be shorter visits with the content being benchmarking, supporting students, discussing further cooperation and ensuring the quality of cooperation. There will also be longer visits for staff members, the content of the mobility period consisting of work in enterprises abroad. The main focus of the longer periods is to strengthen the staff memebers' vocational knowledge of their own field.
Major proportion of MITTA+'s budget will, however, be used to fund student mobilities. The content of these can be either on-the-job learning / work placement abroad or school based exchange period. MITTA+ enables IUKKY to offer its students 50 quality mobility periods abroad that are carried out in cooperation with IUKKY's best international partners. The purpose of the student mobilities is to develop the students skills in languages, the European dimension, employability multiculturalism, lifelong learning and their own vocational field.
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