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Õpilaste ettevõtte praktika Euroopas
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The importance of practical training and practice-based learning has been grown, in recent years it has been the subject of many discussions. The reasons are related to the rapid changes in the economy and companies´ activities. Internships give students the opportunity to understand better the work environment, improve their key skills (such as communication and problem solving, collaboration, and learning management) and to create better links between the school and the world of work. This project is to offer the opportunity to practice in another European country, the students will have the chance to compare companies and their functioning in different countries. During the project we plan the mobilities in two academic years for 30 students in 4 different countries. The main goal is to expand and support the development of students' professional knowledge and skills by practicing communication and language skills in different living and working environment. The objective of students participation in mobility is to obtain practical experience what the school is unable to provide them at school. Another objective of the project is the development of practice-based learning, the improvement of the learning and teaching quality. The project will develop key competences for lifelong learning, such as foreign languages, science and technology bases, use of information technology, learning to learn, social and civic competences, sense of initiative and entrepreneurship, cultural awareness and expression. The project lasts 2 years. 15 students can participate in mobilities each year: 4 students will go to Malta, 3 to Germany, 4 to Spain and 4 to Great Britain. The mobility lasts 3-4 weeks. Practical training in companies is mandatory for all curricula. Depending on training objectives, acquired knowledge and skills, the possibilities of partner organizations finding local companies for practical training students from following curricula can participate in the mobilities: Legal Assistant (I year), Insurance Specialist, Client Advisor in the Bank (I year), Quality Management Specialist, HR Specialist, Project Manager Assistant, Accountant (I course ), Social Media Specialist, Marketing Specialist, Small Entrepreneur and Business Professional. Students come to study at Tallinna Majanduskool after the completion of secondary education. Learners are at least 19 years old, but in recent years the average age of students has increased, a lot of students are acquiring a second specialty, there are learners who already have a university degree. Most of the learners' native language is Estonian, but also Russian. We will ensure equal opportunities to participate in mobilities for all students, regardless of their form of study, ethnicity, age and gender. Mobilities in both year will take place in a similar in chronological order. In September will take place seminars informing students about the opportunities of practical training in different countries. By early December the students must submit their application together with the Europass CV. Beginning of January, the commission shall identify those students who can participate in mobility. In mid-January student`s Europass CV and individual training plans will be send to partner organizations. In March, we will have seminars related to the details of practical training abroad. Practical trainings will take place in April or May. The project impacts at the local, regional, national and European level: - At the local level, preparing the students at a level that allows them to be competitive specialist . Students are fluent in foreign languages. Willingness for continuation of studies has grown significantly and self-esteem has increased. - At regional level is to provide modern practical vocational training, competing with other professional schools, and to provide the best knowledge, skills and practical training opportunities for students and teachers. - At national level, could have an impact on innovative teaching methods, on motivating teachers and education professionals and students. - At European level: Practical training in another European country will contribute to a better understanding of other cultures, work experience in other countries also contribute to the free movement of workers in Europe, they are better informed about the situation and the demands of the labor market in Europe.
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