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Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The aim of Erasmus+ project "Training, Experience, Development in Europe" is acquiring new skills, proficiencies and competences, which would contribute to students’ personal development, employment and competitiveness in the European labour market. The participants of the project will have an opportunity to acquire knowledge, get acquainted with new technologies and facilities in their profession, as well as to improve their foreign languages. The students will master their skills in both vocational schools and the internship places. Students’ participation in such projects promotes popularity of vocational education and also increases students’ motivation and interest in further professional development. The aim of pedagogical staff Mobility is transfer of competences and innovative teaching methods. The main task for teachers involved in project is analysis of new educational programmes, which doesn't exist yet in Riga School of Arts and Crafts. These programmes we would like to involve in our educational programme in future. During mobility teachers have to gather information about successeful cooperation between representatives of labour market and vocational Training centres. In a framework of this project we'll plan to carry out 3 activities: 1. VET learners traineeships in vocational institutes abroad, 2. VET learners traineeships in companies abroad, 3. Staff training abroad. The project will carry out in five EU counties- Portugal, Finland, Czech Republic, Hungary and UK. The amount of participants: 10 people- Pedagogical Staff, 26 people- learners. Duration of training period for learners- 30 days, for staff- 5 days. Two students and two teachers of Visual Design Department of Riga School of Arts and Crafts will go to Secondary School of Glassmaking Kamenicky Senov, Czech Republic, which is the oldest and one of the most experienced glassmaking schools in Europe. The students will have a chance to improve their knowledge and skills in glassmaking and lighting objects design. Four students and two teachers of Media Art Department will go to the Czech Film School FOFITV to acquire knowledges about Czech cinematography and photography traditions. Students will acquire video and sound processing, filming. Two students of Textile Design Department of Riga School of Arts and Crafts will have a chance to get a new experience in professional education in the Fashion School GUDI, Portugal. The project participants will improve their knowledge in various IT programs used for clothing design, and for developing original fabrics and patterns. The students will get acquainted with new techniques of needlework and fabric processing. In the project framework the students will have a chance to do internship in one of the textile enterprises or fashion design studios cooperating with School GUDI. Ikaalinen College of Crafts and Design will be the Training place for 6 learners and 2 teachers. They'll acquire technologies of Glassblowing, Textile design and pattern's making and Graphic design. Training period in Hungary will provide our partner organisation WEXEdU. They found really good training places for 6 our students in enterprises. 2 teachers will visit some Vocational schools in Budapest and training places in enterprises. 4 learners of Woodworks department will go to UK for the Training period in a company- Armands Balams Joinery to develope their professional skills in restoration and cabinet making and furniture decoration. The project participants will acquire much knowledge, get familiar with innovative solutions and technological details, and get practical professional experience, which is different from the one offered by Riga School of Arts and Crafts. Therefore, the students will get comprehensive knowledge in their profession, and increase their competitiveness in the Europen labour market. Teachers of Riga School of Arts and Crafts in a result of Mobility will get familiar with specific IT program's, will improve professional skills, knowledges of foreign languages and could involve innovative teaching methods in our school's educational programme. Positive experience of Mobilities will be used in a future collaboration.

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