Start date: Jun 1, 2016,
End date: May 31, 2018
A two-year project „New Ideas“ is a mobility based on monthly traineeships of secondary-school students in Ireland. The project submitter (sending organization) is Business Academy and Secondary Medical School, Blansko (OA Blansko). A foreign partner (receiving organization) providing professional internships is Swan Training Institute, Dublin, Ireland (STI). The aim of the project is to increase the competitiveness of students of our school at the labour market, as well as to improve their professional skills and combine them with the use of English as the necessary conditions of prospective employment.The project aims to strengthen professional skills, abilities and experience of students of two branches - Business Academy and Economic Lyceum. Nowadays obtaining economic and IT education is not often enough, much greater chance of finding good possibilities get especially professionally and linguistically proficient graduates with international experience which is the main contribution of this project.Participants of the project are 30 OA Blansko students in total – which means a group of 15 of them in November 2016 and 15 others in November 2017. Students of the above mentioned branches have following assumptions: they communicate in English at a good level, they use office software (MS Office), they have studied complex enterprise economy (marketing, management, logistics, personnel, financial management, statistics) and accounting (double-entry bookkeeping, software applications focused on accounting). The Internship in Ireland is expected to be a chance where the participants can practise and deepen professional competencies resulting from the profile of the school graduates: - Create documents in basic office software (MS Office - especially making tables and calculations in Excel, various documents in Word, creating promotional PowerPoint presentations, etc.);- Work with software products in the economic system of the company including accounting software (area of supply, property, payroll, financial issues, etc.); - Solve economic tasks (creating, recording and archiving of accounting documents, work with forms of financial statements and operating records, financial and accounting calculations, implementation of base operations); - Work in the field of logistics and supply flows; - Do programming in basic languages and tools that the company / organization use in its work; - Implement the web design, create web pages, using animation and photo processing programs; - To design and optimize the functioning of a computer network, propose a suitable data protection.In this project students of branches Business Academy and Economic Lyceum are expected to pass a three-week professional experience in Irish companies, organizations and institutions. Internships content based on CV data and a covering letter will be tailored to individual abilities and needs so that each participant could get the greatest possible professional benefit. The hosting organization is committed to finding an adequate job for each participant. STI also provides accommodation in host family with half board, local transportation and it is also involved in internships monitoring. OA Blansko, the sending organization, assumes responsibility for the linguistic, technical and cultural training of participants, for all mandatory contractual documentation, for all administrative and accounting of the project and ensures air transport to the place of internships, including travel insurance.OA Blansko further in the course of communication with the receiving organization will agree suitable work placement for each participant. Furthermore both partner organizations agreed on the implementation of certification and validation of results through ECVET and Europass-Mobility.The result and a long-term impact of this project is upgrading skills which are required for finding a good adequate job after graduation, as well as regaining the knowledge and skills needed for further studies of all participants. Mobility participants will gain throughout Europe standardized certification (Europass Mobility, ECVET), which clearly qualifies tasks in which internships participants proved and which clearly defines the acquired knowledge, skills and abilities.
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