Valorisation des pratiques professionnelles
Start date: Jul 1, 2014,
End date: Jun 30, 2016
Our vocational school has always had the will to open up to the outside world, in particular thanks to the European exchanges.The geographical situation of Biganos on the Bay of Arcachon, its growing tourist economic activity as well as the fact that our students are more and more confronted to a foreign public, made us consider the question of foreign languages. And quite naturally, through our educational project, we decided to create an European section in our school. When they start their three-year-training , the pupils have to achieve two work palcements in companies per year. In 2015/2016, the students involved in the European Section will make one of these placements abroad. The stay took place in Ireland, during four weeks, in October 2015 for students in their last year in our school (terminale). The placement lasted as long as the one achieved by the students who stay in France since they are not part of the European Section.
The students (Gestion Administration, Commerce/Vente) have been involved in the European Section for two years. During this third year, they kept on developing their skills in English. Before achieving their work placement abroad, these tudents have been thaught a specific programme by their English and professional-field teachers including linguistic, cultural and professional notions, to make sure their placement would take place as fine as possible. This project highlighted our students' vocational training as they were given the oportunity to get the Europass passport. It was also the occasion to bring out our multidisciplinary team work as well as a good way to focus the attention on the improvement in terms of quality of our school. Indeed, this project makes us strenghten our teamwork skills and exchange with the foreign trainers abroad during the professional training. The follow-up to our students was monitored by our school teachers who were on-site during the stay, in close collaboration with our partner with which we decide the placement of trainees.
Through this project, we also wish to highlight the educational work done by our teachers both in terms of training and monitoring : a French teacher always stayed on-site to proceed to the follow-up to our students as far as the the work placement and the linguistic training are concerned. They made sure the changes are correctly operated on if necessary (tasks achieved and demands required for their training for the French diploma). This project also gave a higher European dimension to our school, helping therefore our students in their former professional integration.
The work placement stayed four weeks as required by the French guidelines of both Gestion Administration and Commerce/Vente diploma.
Our partner offers professional language training (evening classes) during which the key points are studied in the communication field (welcoming the client, phone calls, role plays, drafting of mails, trade and administrative vocabulary) using important educational tools. It also aimed to reassure our students during this real professional immersion.
Cultural tours were organised by our partner. The students visited the Tralee Museum which shows life during the Middle Ages and traces the story of the Explorer Tom Creen, Cork, Kilarney, Dingle. They spent an evening in a traditional pub. They also had the opportunity to discover an unusual activity in France: greyhound races.
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