STILE - Skills for the Tile District
Start date: Jun 1, 2016,
End date: May 31, 2018
STILE is a mobility project that envisages VET learners traineeships in companies abroad for IV grade young students from Polytechnic and High Schools of the “Ceramic District”.It is conceived to respond to the needs of one of major industrial districts in Italy, the area between the provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia, where the destiny of employment depends on the capability of intelligent growth, innovation and quality at an international level, primarily on the commercial front, but also on technology and energy. It thus is situated in a strategic framework of local development according to the conformity priorities of the EU VET policies about local, regional and national economic development strategies and partnership development between educational world and the labour market stated in the Erasmus+ Programme. It is coordinated by CERFORM, the training centre of the Italian industrial ceramic sector, in consortium with local vocational training and high schools, Xena, an organization with over 20 years of experience in European training projects, and the Emilia Romagna Region, General Direction of Culture, Education and Work. The multi-actor consortium and the high skills and complex networks related to institutions involved assure high quality in carrying out the project, in a significant support to the participants and in follow-up and dissemination of results.SPECIFIC AIMSTo develop participant’s skills, according to their previous vocational background and studies about: planning techniques, design, graphics, mechanics, electronics, chemistry, digital printing, marketing, sales/peddling, environmental and local/territorial management, logistics, renewable energies and tourism. To develop language (also sector-specific), ICT, entrepreneurial, transversal, relationship-wise, intercultural, self-confidence, career awareness, career-building and decision-making skills especially to manage transition phases positively. To facilitate: follow-up, acknowledgement/validation of the experience among companies and businesses of the sector. PARTICIPANTSThe total number of participants is 98 young students at the beginning of their professional career, selected among adult students from the IV grade of the consortium district vocational training institutes.ACTIVITY Pre-departure preparationExperience abroad with language training and traineeships in companies:- For 98 young people during school time: 30 daysEvaluations, disseminations, follow-up.METHODOLOGYThe consortium and its partners provide a high level of quality in STYLE, thanks to the combination of specific knowledge on technical training in the covered sectors, to the linguistic and cultural skills and to the expertise in the management of transnational mobility projects, developed in previous European initiatives (eg LLP LDV TOI and partnership). which was supported by both members of the consortium and the receiving foreign partners.The partners in the destination countries are expert in incoming project management and assure logistic support and connection with the hosting companies, mostly already specifically involved in the partnership in this phase.The pre-departure preparation will include formal, non-formal education and vocational training methods.On the guidance aspects will be applied the most recent studies on life design.EXPECTED RESULTSFor the young participants:- Developed qualified professional skills- Developed transversal skills required in the work research phase as: communication, teamwork and problem solving- Increased knowledge and skills for the future professional choices- Developed management and work skills- Improved motivation and self-esteem- Acquire a greatre inclination towards work mobility on a european level and not only local anymore - Contacts with companies interested in assessing young profiles for the post-diploma future- Implemented the first work experience For the system of the district:- increased presence of qualified young people in response to companies needs, and available to work with mobilities on a european level and not only local, in response to company needs - increased the quality of the cooperation between VET, businesses, local authorities-increased the international profile of all the organisations involved.
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