Profesjonalni handlowcy i informatycy w Unii Eur..
Profesjonalni handlowcy i informatycy w Unii Europejskiej - praktyka w przedsiębiorstwach austriackich szansą na otwarcie drzwi Europy
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2016
The project „Professional I T specialists and commerce technicians – internships in Austrian enterprises as a chance to open the door to Europe” was destined for students of IT and commerce specialties in Zespół Szkół in Radomyśl Wielki. The school is situated at ul. Kościuszki 2, in the Radomyśl Wielki commune. A group of twenty students (10 IT technician specialty and 10 commerce technician specialty) participated in a four-week internship in IT and commerce companies in Austria (Corinthian). Our partner, „Bildungsberatung&Schülervermittlungsagentur” from Austria, is an institution with rich experience in organizing internships.
The project’s objective was to improve student’s vocational competence under supervision of IT and Commerce workers. It prepared them for the requirements of regional and European labour markets. The internship allowed students to gain valuable professional experience in new environments. It helped to enhance the quality and productivity of tasks performed by the interns, which will translate to increased opportunities in the international labour market. Highlights of the project include improving language skills, exposure to the culture and traditions of Austria, and offering students the chance to establish new connections.
The project aimed to increase competitiveness of Zespół Szkół. It contributed to a better attitude of the local community towards Zespół Szkół and increased attractiveness of the course of education offered.
Zespół Szkół prepared students to the trip through language, cultural and pedagogical trainings. The school also organized the trip and insured students not only against the risk connected with their participation in the internship but also during the whole trip.
The receiving institution organized accommodations, meals, and provided mentoring support during the internship.
The internship in Austria increased IT technicians’ theoretical knowledge and their practical skills concerning assembly and fault diagnosis of computer devices, operating system configuration and assembly. As well as configuration of local network devices and elements. Apart from that, students learnt how to create and manage database systems as well as design and manage applications and websites.
Commerce technicians, on the other hand, were being prepared to start working on a middle-level management in companies and carry out basic commerce functions in retail outlets, wholesales and warehouses. They were also being taught how to organize, set up and manage their own trade company.
To promote it, a plan for dissemination of results and good practice was fulfilled after the end of the internship. During conferences and meetings with schoolmates, parents, representatives of the Governing Authority and local authorities, the interns presenedt a mini-guide including the most important information and a Polish-German professional dictionary that will be useful for future interns. They also showed the movie about their stay in Austria and work for Austrian companies.
The promoter together with the receiving institution assessed the correctness of activities and tasks performed by the interns by direct supervision of the internship.
Participation in the international internship made young people aware of the need to raise their professional qualification and understand the importance of continued education. The partner institution gained and broadened its experience in working with young people and coordinating European projects. It also gained a new partner to cooperate with in the future. Thanks to the internship, students strengthened their sense of belonging to the European Union. The interns met new people and became more self-confident, open-minded and independent. The project responded to the need of increasing mobility of young people, and adapted to the needs and requirements of the European Union. It supported professional and social activation of young people and promoted foreign language learning as an essential part of vocational training and personal development.
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