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MOVE 2016 - Mobility in Vocational Education and Training 2016
Start date: Sep 15, 2016, End date: Sep 14, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Kold College, who wants to carry out this mobility project, is a Danish VET provider accommodating app. 1,025 students and 160 staffs. The college provides VET-programmes in the clusters of ’Human food’ and ’Animals, plants and nature’ + EUX + HTX (Higher Technical Examination).The justification of this project takes it starting point at the aim of the board at Kold College in order to strengthen its international profile and its international engagement by taking the initiative to carry out international project including mobility projects. The strategic direction of the board of the college is based on the aims of the Copenhagen Declaration, which has been made plain in the Bruges Communiqué and Education and Training 2020. There is a match between the strategic aims of internationalisation of the VET sector on a national level and international level and the aims set in the business- and actions plans of Kold College. The board’s perception of internationalisation is also based on needs and wishes among students and the related lines of business. The overall objective of this project is to realise demands of internationalisation made by the stakeholders of the college and by this to focus of the needs of the market. Further, the objective is to develop the students linguistically, culturally and personally so they develop new knowledge based on new practices. The objective is further that students when educated are able to move freely on the Single Market and that the capacity of teachers to work internationally is increased. The objective is to increase the quality and the transparency of VET education in such a way that it can be assessed and validated based on common European standards and in the rate that learning, which is achieved in one context, can be transferred to another.This project involves 78 VET students + 18 teachers from the educational areas: baker, chef, waiter, dairyman, farmer, gardener animal keeper and EUX (farmer, gardener, landscaper) + HTX students (International studies). The students, who are sent out in this project, already have achieved adequate competences prior to the stationing and have already completed lower- or higher secondary education. In this project students go to Portugal, Ireland, UK, Norway and Belgium. Suitable placements are identified by the partnership of the project. The 18 teachers are 3 for Staff training and 15 as Accompanying person.This project holds a number of activities, which are carried out in cycles, during the 2 years duration, with the following activities: Information and guidance of students, selection of students, who are matched with placements by the partnership abroad. Professional, cultural, and linguistic preparation of student. Arrangements of logistic matters and the student’s training agreement i.e. training activities, practical and legal matters. A mentor arrangement is established in the hosting company and the stay is monitored, assessed and validated in line with Kold College’s standards and the conventions of ECVET and EQF. Outcomes of validation are documented in the Danish portfolio system, Elevplan and Europass mobility pass.In order to increase the knowledge of the project results, a number of dissemination activities are carried out and targeted to the stakeholders of Kold College, which count college networks, local educational committees, youth guidance centres and other local and regional collaborators, teachers, the management and the board of Kold College, the students of the college and other national and international educational institutions. The dissemination of the result of the project is done by using the website of the college, its Facebook profile, APPs, Intranet and video spots at the college, articles in local press etc. Further, dissemination is done in a number of meeting forums with stakeholders like meetings with teachers, managers, the board of directors, the board, the students’ school council and the audience of the annual international EFVET conference for the VET sector. The activities and the results of this project will have an impact on the involved students, teachers, enterprises and intermediary partners. Further on an impact on other students and staffs at the college and external collaborators such as educational boards and private organisations in the trade. The results of this project are evaluated in terms of output and outcomes and how they influence Kold College and its strategic development and the objectives of the project. Due to the project’s wide surface of contact to the stakeholders of Kold College, it is perceived that the activities carried out in this project will have a long-term effect i.e. capacity building is done at the college, students are educated with a broader international background and the results from the project are worked into the future strategic work. The impact of this Erasmus+ project will be felt long after the funding period has finished.

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