Start date: Dec 31, 2015,
End date: Dec 30, 2016
The project of vocational training is addressed to the students of Technical Secondary School of Economics doing their vocational training in the real working environment with employers. The choice of the industries is justified by the current needs of the labour market in Poland and Germany. In both countries there is a need for semi-qualified staff in the economic sector, equipped with universal vocational skills including enterprise and operating typical office equipment. The renewed development of the economic sector can be observed for some years. Every employee is required to have vocational skills and knowledge of economics in its broader sense. Even a new work position has been created: office administration worker who should have the skills of an accountant, secretary, supplier, storeman, production manager, sales specialist and staff manager. Through the traineeship abroad we want to show young people that the profession can be a great opportunity for their development and an asset in the European labour market. The participants of the project will be the first, second and third-year students of Technical Secondary School of Economics. Some of the participants are underage and require supervision of an entitled person. The enrolment of participants will be conducted in the aforementioned classes in line with the established recruitment criteria. The completion dates of the 2-week traineeships have been planned and agreed with the host partner and are as follows: I edition – school year 2015/2016, II edition – school year 2016/2017. Group I – IV-V 2016, group II – X-XI 2016. Each group will involve 10 students.
Before they go, the participants will do a German course to provide them with basic language communication skills connected with their profession and interpersonal communication workshops will be conducted to enable the participants to make new contacts easily and to adapt to the new and different environment. The project will involve young people who are threatened with social exclusion, come from small towns and villages where access to varied educational offers is limited and who do not have the opportunity to increase and improve professional knowledge and opportunities of personal development due to the fact that they are economically and culturally disprivileged by their background. In this situation the participation in the traineeship project is a perfect way to improve their skills in adaptation to vocational and cultural environments, in which they will find themselves and which they will create in the future. The main goals of the projects are: professional development through getting vocational experience, their personal development, the improvement of their language skills, broadening their minds, learning the working culture in Germany. The expected result will be quality and quantity improvement of general European mobility, the improvement of knowledge and qualification, learning working aspects of different cultural and linguistic conditions, the improvement of creativity and introduction to lifelong learning, as well as drawing up of Polish-German glossaries of terms in economics. The beneficiary also expects consolidating the position of the school on the local market and the growth in interest in the school due to increasing its attractiveness and the quality of education. The traineeship is supposed to constitute the integral part of the vocational training path in the country and is supposed to be held at a specialized vocational training centre in Germany. The skills learned in the course of the traineeship should benefit the participants on local as well as on the European labour market.
The traineeship will involve 20 students divided into 2 groups of 10 students. The traineeship will take place in the specialized centre IB in Frankfurt Oder. The implementation of the project will also influence students’ awareness of EU projects and European values and increase their interest in future formal and informal educational activities in the Mobility Program. The beneficiary has established cooperation with the host partner independently, without intermediary institutions.
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