Operation: VET Work Based Learning inEurope
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2016
#OpVETWBL in Europe is a VET learners mobility proposal involving training and work placements for four vocational fields which suffer most the economical crisis in Greece: Renewable Energy field, IT field, Internal Decoration & Object Design fild and Cooking field and need a turning point to give a boost in the learners employability. The mobility involved 14 students of the Internal Decoration & Object Design field who completed a two-week work placement in companies of the private sector in Italy as interns to get specialisation and work experience in their field. The students also had advanced lessons from an Italian University. It involved also 14 students of the IT field who completed a two-week work placement in companies of the private sector in Italy as interns to get specialisation and work experience in their field.
Additionally involved also 14 students of the Cookery field who completed a two-week work placement in Restaurants of the private sector in Italy as interns to get specialisation and work experience in their field alongside the lessons they attended for Molecular cuisine. Finally 14 students of the Renewable Energy field who attended a two-week practical training in renewable energies resources which was aligned with today's labour market needs according to the sector's union recommendations, a technology which our Institute lacks, in Italy which is considered a leader n renewable energy resources.
All groups received an informal one-week social and cultural preparation in Italy to enhance their intercultural and personal development and they were introduced to the new environment. Our project's aims were to enhance our students' employability and adaptability based on today's market needs, to help them to acquire key competencies in new technology and job-specific skills while strengthening their linguistic and intercultural competencies and complement their training with practical experience. Generally, the west area of Athens is an area whose inhabitants are characterized by low income and sensitive groups of people. Aigaleo embraces students of low social and financial profile with a view to their re-integration to society with an improved personal and professional profile. It is a multi-cultural mix of students mostly adults with low social background who are not accepted to study at a University and they wish to have a second chance in a new carrer in the field of VET. The project was divided into the preparatory, the organisational, the managerial, the implementation and the dissemination stages and all partners contributed respectfully. The aimed results of this mobility to achieve were to rekindle the fields employability , opening new paths towards renewable energies resources and working mobility in EU. The impact was to traverse the educational and the enterprise sector providing solid foundations for future integration of renewable energy resources training programmes which benefited not only our Institute and region but also both countries on a European and international level. Similar impacts have had also the other 3 fields of IT, Internal Decoration & Object Design and Cookery.
The work mobility opportunity was also affected as expected locally, regionally, nationally as well as on a European and international level after the dissemination of the work placements results.
In the long term VET received the attractiveness its work opportunities and the openness in EU offerred.
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