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Q-Placements.Terrassa: Movilidad para recién graduados de FP Grado Medio de la ciudad de Terrassa
Start date: 31 Dec 2014, End date: 30 Dec 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The critical situation of youth unemployment in Spain, and the great possibilities offered by other European countries in terms of jobs , makes international mobilityand traineeships , ia great oportunity to improve the employability of HE VET graduates either in the country of origin or in the destination country . The global economy has a direct consequence an increasingly competitive business environment in which workers are needing international experience and skills, whatever their professional expertise (from production , marketing, to management ) . Erasmus + is fostering the improvement of the quality and quantity of training and education mobility of all profiles , mobility being a priority of the European Commission for the period 2014-2020.  The consortium Q - Placements Terrassa for Vocational Training is established as a sustainable public- private partnership that provides with an infrastructure facilitating management of international high quality traineeships in companies in other EU countries for VET schools with in the city of Terrassa . The consortium is made up of members of the VET council of Terrassa, led by Terrassa City Council , collaborating since 2002 to improve on the job traineeships for vocational students and since 2005 to improve traineeships abroad. Both the Terrassa City Council and Chamber of Terrassa are members of the Q - Placements ( The European host companies network for the promotion of international workplace training for IVET students and apprentices ). This network is led by the applicant and has 13 partners from 10 different countries, sharing a database of more than 200 placements of high quality companies . Each partner in charge of the search and selection of most suitable companies in home country. The members of the Q - placements network sending and hosting partner in their respective countries . All members have previous experience in international traineeships. The database host companies is regularly fed and uppdated by all network partners . The search for host companies abroad in Terrassa Consortium will be performed by the Chamber of Terrassa , in the framework of Q - Placements network, acting as a support infrastructure to international traineeships at companies among the students and graduates VET in the participating countries ( Belgium, Bulgaria, Spain , France, Italy, Poland , UK, Romania and Sweden). Members of the network act as sending and host organizations, their work going beyond the mere search for accommodation and host company , providing support and follow up to the participant and the host company in the host country. The system of quality assurance in the management of mobility Q - Placements , has been tested successfully on previous experiences of international traineeships. This is a clear example of the benefits of networking and reciprocity , maximizing the impact and multiplier effects of the consortium.  The mobilities managed by members of Q - Placements have a unified shared documents and Q - Placements procedures of quality assurance for on the job international traineeships ( Q-Placements handbook at www.Q-placements.eu ) , that includes selection of the most suitable company for the profile of each participant, and participant selection and preparation , the definition of the lerning agreement at the host company , the preparation, monitoring , evaluation and continuous improvement system . All members of this consortium work under the Q-Placements quality assurance procedures. It is foreseen that new sending VET institutions will be joining this consortium in 2015 and 2016.
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