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Utveksling mellom 4 yrkesskoler
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The reason why the project was started relates to a situation in 2005 where the school had graduates who did not complete training due to lack of apprenticeships. Goldsmith Companies in Norway are often small, and having apprentices involves both financial obligations and challenges concerning the localities. As a training company, it is often difficult to cover the entire width of the "curriculum for training in business ". Setesdal Upper Secondary School initially got one class resource to establish opportunities for pupils without an apprenticeship. The structure was as follows: Class resource allocated over a time span of two years, the same length as that of business education. The offer is based on the entire curriculum for training in business and is distributed as follows: One semester of tuition to attend. One semester independent work (practical and written documentation work). One semester abroad. One semester practice in Norwegian business and Pupils Enterprise. Participants finish the training with regular examination. The model has been implemented for 10 years and, by based on the percentage of those who pass the journeyman's test, has been a success. Many participants experience abroad as a pivotal period in their 2 years of education. Academic interest and motivation changes along the way, especially after the stay abroad, there is less absenteeism and late evenings in the workshop when they close in on the journeyman test. The main goal of the exchange is to become familiar with specialization opportunities and new ways of working in goldsmithing: Partner schools still offer education in the engraving, precious stone grinding and stone setting. These kinds of opportunities in education are non-existing in Norway today. The use of new technologies in production methods has provided far greater opportunities in goldsmithing. This development has progressed much further abroad. We believe that the exchange provides a good insight into the industry, both in terms of specialization and technological innovations. No one becomes a specialist during the exchange, but it creates interest for the craft and future opportunities. The exchange is in the tradition of craft training in older times, where one walked from business to business to learn new techniques and methods. This exchange program gives the participants a unique insight into another culture, meeting new people beyond the purely academic perspective. This as a contribution to personal development. In a wider perspective, the project contributes to contacts beyond national borders and thus a small contribution to understanding between peoples.
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