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Novas competências para o futuro
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project “New Skills for the future” is based on the principle that a capable and competent professional has, today (and tomorrow), technical and personal characteristics different from the ones that were valued a few years ago. It is currently valued technical knowledge, acquired through formal learning, but also the experiences of non-formal and informal learning, desirably transversal. Personally, we pursue autonomy and responsibility but also flexibility, dynamism and proactivity, abandoning the idea of a "job for life". Therefore, in a complex, changing labour market where it is not always easy for young people to enter, due to their lack of experience, there is a need to provide young people with differentiating tools for the transition to working life. With this project we aim to enable 22 students and recent graduates from ATEP professional courses (level IV of the European Qualifications Framework) to contact with the world of work abroad (Spain and England), through traineeships in a partner entity. With this experience we intend to develop student´s employability profile in order to facilitate their entry into the world of work, namely: - develop autonomy and responsibility, just by being "outside"; - develop technical skills in a particular area of learning; - develop interpersonal skills through social contacts; - contact with a foreign language and culture as a way to differentiate their learning and experience over other job applicants; - raising awareness of the possibility of working abroad. The project also includes the possibility of three of its teachers of technical areas to carry out training aboard in order to develop its technical profile, namely: - contact with other realities and different ways of working; - upgrade technical skills in a particular area; - promote contact with a foreign language and culture; - improve their technical skills, bringing benefits to the process of teaching-learning. To develop this project, ATEP has a partner (Tellus Group) that will support the organization / preparation, monitoring and evaluation of the placements, which will be adapted to the participants areas of training (Management courses, Informatics, Tourism and Communication/Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising). This partner will also provide cultural and linguistic activities for the participating students. In terms of results, it is expected that this project allows participants to increase their employability skills, being quickly integrated into the labour market (comparing with non-participants) and that teachers update their technical knowledge. In terms of organization, it is expected that these activities and subsequent learning contribute to the modernization and innovation of the organization itself and the services it provides, empowering ATEP´s image as a dynamic, forward-looking institution, with Europe on the horizon. Finally, it is expected that, long-term, this project will reinforce work methodologies and international exchange, enabling experiences that make the difference in students' lives, both professionally and personally.

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