Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2017
The project of Lisieux-Etne Partnership was born in 2014 on a proposal from the DAREIC of Academy of Caen who put in contact Paul Cornu high school and Etne vidaregåande college, discovered thanks to the links that bind the Lower Normandy Region and the Hordaland .
Teacher’ exchanges took place between spring and autumn 2014 and, in parallel, the Norwegian School applied for the Erasmus + Program.
At educational meetings for teachers, especially in fall 2014 (Norwegians’ visit in September and travel of French teachers in October), the foundations of the partnership were laid : so everyone was able to verify the possible links between the respective formations of the two highschools and, in the concerning the French teachers, to prospect some Norwegian companies to identify possible internship sites for our students.
The partnership has therefor built around training in "visual communication" (Lisieux) and "communication / media" (Etne).
Developed for two school years, the project will concern 12 students for each school. Concerning Paul Cornu high school, final year students will go refine and enrich their professional training abroad, by spending one week in high school, one week at a partner company.
For Norman students, predominantly rural public, often of modest origin, this project is an undeniable openness to another culture, another professional environment in Europe. This is also an opportunity to practice linguistic enhancement that students benefit from this training as part of a device called a "European section".
The project has already started, since students have already been able to prepare the first stay of a Norwegian group in Lisieux from 23 February to 6 March 2015. This first step rich in lessons for both partners, has the merit of providing a tangible reality to what would have been only a nebulous project for students. Apart stays in the partner country, the exchange is built mainly on a collaborative project which, himself, gives and will give rise to frequent exchanges via email, social networks or Skype.
We expect from this partnership very positive benefits for participating students in terms of higher education or employability, but also for the whole school, because this will prove that vocational training can provide its Students cultural openness and path of excellence rarely expected in France from such training. More generally, in connection with the quality approach we set up, the results of this project will strengthen the self-assessment culture we aim.
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