Unsere Zukunft - Haktastisch nach London!
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2017
Nowadays, it is essential for young people in a vocational school to become accustomed to and comfortable within an international working environment. This goes beyond excellent language skills to include in-depth knowledge of other cultures. Our school, BHAK/BHAS Bad Ischl, is therefore applying for the funding of a two-week work placement (36 participants with three accompanying teachers) in London.
It is vitally important that pupils have the opportunity to complete work placements abroad during their school education. Such experiences help them not only to improve their language skills but also to gain a valuable insight into a foreign company. Furthermore, the participants should develop a stronger European awareness and therefore be optimally prepared for their future career start. 36 pupils from our school, currently in their third year (at the time of the work placement they will be in their fourth year), are applying for the funding as part of the Erasmus + Mobility Program. The program will enable the pupils to develop openness to different cultures, thus contributing to the employment skills and mobility that Europe is looking to strengthen and promote. During their stay in London, the pupils’ independence will also be in focus. They will not only collect valuable work experience and establish contact with host families and friends but also have to find their way in the metropolis of London.
We attach great value to the preparation and post-evaluation of the project and its defined objectives. We would like to achieve this using video analysis, for example English telephone and customer dialogues (before and after the traineeship), as well as questionnaires and project diaries. We are also planning an event where the participating pupils would report on their traineeship to a panel of business representatives, teachers, fellow pupils and parents. In this way we hope to inspire other younger pupils from across the region to take part in work placements abroad. Our long-term aim is also to establish international and national networks between our school and companies.
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