MOBILITY TO TRAINING AND NEW JOBS IN FIELD OF CREA..
MOBILITY TO TRAINING AND NEW JOBS IN FIELD OF CREATIVE AND IT MULTIMEDIA INDUSTRIES
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2017
Escola das Virtudes – Cooperativa de Ensino Polivalente e Artístico, C.R.L./Escola Artística e Profissional Árvore is a vocational school located in the Unesco's World Heritage Centre of Porto and a member of EFVET - European Forum of Vocational Education and Training and ASPnet UNESCO. In Portugal, Escola Artística e Profissional Árvore has more than 130 protocols with companies that guarantee the placement of student trainees. The school has done an important work concerning international projects thus allowing the students to contact and work with students from other countries in international meetings and workshops both in Portugal and abroad. It also offers the students the opportunity to do their training abroad.
Multimedia and Design are areas that constantly demand the introduction of new techniques, new tools and updated skills. So, all trainees and trainers, students and teachers, interns and employees need to acquire new skills to be prepared for labour market. In Portugal, not many companies have qualified staff that can support students in their internships. Escola Artística e Profissional Árvore is trying to develop a learning process at the workplace. For this reason, there is a need for skillful trainers who can better prepare students for the labour market.
The school is interested in the mobility of small groups of trainees from 3 to 9 weeks. Placements in companies would be arranged and monitored by other VET schools or training companies. These students, trainees or interns could also be closely supported by Portuguese teachers or trainers in their first week abroad.
- To promote the internationalisation of Escola Artística e Profissional Árvore;
- To implement good practices, new methodologies, new techniques and skills within VET system in Portugal;
- To improve the training of students or trainees;
- To learn new tools and acquire new knowledge to improve Portuguese curriculum of VET school.
Better preparation of staff (teachers and trainers) is expected so that training of our students in Portuguese companies may be better organised and supported. New methodologies of teaching and training and changes in the curriculum may also be expected. Better preparation of students is also expected in order to be able to find new jobs in creative industries, apply new tools and develop their creativity. Better preparation of the school in education and training will be the result.
The school will be better recognised by local community, triggering a growing demand for its vocational courses and contributing to the increase of the number of students in vocational training, aimed by the Portuguese government. In addition, the cooperation with foreign schools and companies will favour strategic partnerships for mobility, innovation and good practices.
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