Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2017
MCAST is promoting the VET mobility project to reach a fundamental aim regarding our work in the vocational sector. We aim at giving our students an international dimension to their vocational education programmes. Together with their local work experience this project will give these students an unforgettable and unequalled international experience that will boost their working knowledge, their employability and their overall understanding of their field of studies.
The main aims of this project are:
-To gather evidence through training and work experience to enhance their learning experience and contribute to their qualification
-To aid students in discovering the international dimension of their field of studies
-To enhance the skills learnt at the College and transfer them to the work place
-To experience new working methods not available locally
-To promote and enhance the use of English as a working language
The non-formal benefits of this project will include enhanced team-working skills and decision-making skills. Being away from home and from Malta for 3 weeks will allow the students to enhance their individuality, their independence and by living with others, they will learn to be more tolerant, more accepting and be able to experience a different culture.
The placements will take place according to the students’ field of studies. They will be placed in organisations that can provide them with an alternative experience than the one they have in Malta. The country of choice will be one that, while cradling the incomer, will offer the student a challenge, a new experience and something to explore. Language preparation where necessary will be given locally and students will be assisted in preparing themselves both logistically and psychologically for this placement.
A unique experience, both professionally and personally, this project will be a landmark in the student’s life.
Furthermore, staff training and teaching assignments will also feature part of this project. MCAST highly aims to mitigate the gap in skills that our staff encounters by focusing more on CPD aspect, on the actual training needs of the College, challenges proposed by the industry, the skills of the lecturers and the benefit to the student as well as to widen the international network.
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