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Sogn og Fjordane international exchanges (2015-17)
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

This is a mobilityproject for employees, students and apprentices, the project is co-ordinated by the Education and Training department in Sogn og Fjordane County, Norway. The project is a consequense of a the focused work within international activities since 2007. The project concerns practical training placements of staff, students and apprentices within the Hotel and Restaurant Trades, Technical and Industrial Production, Building trades and Health Trades. The partners that will act as sending organisations training offices and upper secondary schools. The Norwegian partners that have international experience are sharing their contacts and experiences with the less experienced partners, thus sharing and building institutional competence. The receiving partners are situated in London, England; Murcia, Spain; La Rochelle, France; Copenhagen and Skagen, Denmark; Riga, Latvia and Prague, Czech Republic. The placements shall support the curricular and training needs within each trade area. The project shall support the need for for international working experience in the curriculum and training plans. The project is mutual; we will host students/apprentices from our partners. Main objectives -Provide an opportunity to gain cultural and working experiences in an international environment -Increase the interest for the trades concerned and make it more attractive as an educational option and thereby increase the recruitment to the lines of study and training involved -Provide an opportunity to communicate professionally in another language -Enable participants to achieve increased self-development through new cultural and professional challenges -Prepare the participants for their exams and craft certificate test and their future working life through gaining a more varied and relevant work experience -Give employees a chance to further develop their competencies within the trades concerned and in international activities -Contribute to an increase in the education completion rates within the county -Increase the international competence and understanding on institutional level for all parties involved -Increase knowlegde and competence regarding the education and training systems & qualifications in other European countries
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