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Mungo Mobility Project
Start date: Aug 1, 2016, End date: Nov 30, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

In a European Union where there are societal challenges in regards to politics, economics and social integration and inclusion, the multilingual setup of our European society relies on partnership, cooperation and the integration of education, language and culture to better equip our young people to flourish. If we are to realise the objectives of Europe 2020, specifically securing employment for 75% of 20-64 year-olds, mobility projects that support employability, language and building young people’s self-esteem and confidence are vital.Scotland aims to enable young people to raise their aspirations and move more successfully between learning and work opportunities, and to ensure the supply of skills responds more to the needs of employers. The Mungo Mobility Project is a work based and classroom learning vocational training project which will enhancing work based learning, support transferable and occupational skills and encourage accessibility, diversity and inclusiveness:The objectives of the Mungo Mobility Project are:1. To support and promote mobility as an effective method in developing skills and competences amongst students and staff within City of Glasgow College.2. To provide accessible mobility opportunities to engage disadvantaged learners and support their employment aspirations.3. To increase the foreign language competences and enhance the intercultural awareness of our students and staff.4. To develop a project model that will support the growth of internationalisation across all 6 faculties of City of Glasgow College.There will be 50 students participating in this project, who will be recruited from programmes from EQF Level programmes 1-4 within Construction, Interior Design and Tourism and Cosmetology. Many of the participants will be engaging in adult education for the first time and they will represent a wide demography covering age, gender and qualification levels. Students will undertake language and employability training in their respective vocational areas to prepare them for mobility. There will be a range of activities including; classroom lectures, industrial visits, cultural visits, research and development and vocationally specific that will not only provide an opportunity for skills development, but will also develop a range of transferable and occupational skills that will prepare participants for the world of work. The activities will also allow accompanying person with the opportunity to explore areas for improving management competence and enhancing curriculum across these vocational subject areas.The project will have a strong governance structure to address the practical and logistic matters arising within this project. Project teams within each partner institute will have key roles and deliverable and will by supported by ECVET and a robust project management meeting structure.This project will help raise the awareness of using high quality geographic mobility as an effective method in developing skills. The project will also support wider European collaborations with a focus of supporting Europe’s 2020 strategy and the employment ambitions for its young people, it will position Scotland and our youth as reliable and innovative partners in education and training and show that in a in a truly globalised world, our students, European citizens, can support a sustainable future and one that will promote diversity, inclusiveness and education for all.
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