Vocational training and enterprise: a winning alli..
Vocational training and enterprise: a winning alliance for growth 2015
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2017
The project "VET-PRICE 2015" moves from the need to expand the knowledge and skills
of young people training in Vocational and Technical Education, through an internship
experience abroad lasting five weeks, in order to improve job opportunities. It is also a
response to the training needs of the productive sectors of the Province of Treviso, hit hard
by the crisis, through action that will lead to closer collaboration between the school and
the workplace. The project aims to develop the skills of future technicians and middle
managers, essential resources for businesses, artisans and professionals involved in the
revival of industrial districts. The presence in the consortium of national companies and
major trade associations guarantees the de facto recognition of the experience as an
important element of the curriculum for these participants.
The participants will be 72 students from 4 technical institute that teach technology
(electronics, information technology, mechatronics, chemical, construction and
environment-territory) and vocational education (maintenance and technical support,
industrial production and handicrafts).
The project is focused on the development of key competences: "Learning to learn, digital
competence, entrepreneurship", and the growth of professional skills, with particular
emphasis on those related to new technologies (ICT) and energy efficiency.
The project aims at the same time to test and refine the methodology and tools needed for
recognize work as integrated component of training. The internships will be assessed by
the hosting companies as required in the Learning agreement. At the end of the
experience, in addition to receiving the “Europass Mobility" document, the participants will
have a skills certification prepared in accordance with the procedures ECVET valid for the
award of college credit.
Vocational training internships will be held in companies located in UK and Spain, those
countries have a high level of development in renewable energy, and in Eastern Europe
(Slovenia, the Czech Republic, the Estonia), where there is a strong presence of Veneto
companies. In those countries English is used as lingua franca. The project will be done
with training agencies expert in the management of alternating training and with which the
network has long working relationships.
In these countries the project will give young students the opportunity to observe the
reconversion of the industrial and the construction sectors through energy conservation
and upgrading of the territory. They will be placed in companies in which they can actually
implement the knowledge and skills being gained at school. Professional growth is also
accompanied by a personal growth because young students will have the opportunity to
test themselves to tackle problems in the organization of everyday life in a multicultural
contexts, and to solve challenges by themselves. Schools network in turn will use the
experiences in terms of assessment of the adequacy and appropriateness of subject
content proposed and will enhance the quality of training.
The project is implemented in network between schools and other institutions, companies
and organizations that have partnerships or share objectives with schools: among these,
the Technical Institute top of Mechatronics, the Industrial Association, Confartigianato and
private companies. The project is coordinated by FORTES Social Enterprise.
All network partners will bring their experience, skills and resources in their respective
professional fields and in the field of non-formal education: like information on training
needs, participation in preparatory meetings and/or evaluation of the internship abroad,
collaboration in the dissemination of results of the project.
The network also includes the involvement of local authorities, companies, local media
(newspapers, TV, web TV, portals) and social partners. All of them will help to disseminate
the results of the Project.
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