Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2017
The BBZ Norderstedt organizes work placements in EU-countries for fulltime (business administration, nursing assistance) and part-time students (in the dual system; retail, office, warehouse logistics) in a duration of 3 to 5 weeks. During these work placements the students will experience (a) general differences in the vocational training compared to Germany and (b) differences in business culture and organization. Furthermore, the trainees will improve their personal skills concerning their intercultural competence and the command of foreign languages.
Last but not least, the trainees will enlarge their flexibilty concerning the challenges connected with a workplacement abroad. This will have a positive effect on the trainees' self-confidence.
In the beginning, the trainees are accompanied by a German teacher who will assist in coping with potential initial problems, especially when underage students are involved. The workplacements and the further tutorial will be organized by the European project partners.
Before and after the flow preparations and retrospectives concerning language, cultural aspects and the competences acquired as well as feedback in cooperation with the sending and taking partners and companies will be carried out. Europasses will be handed out in a special ceremony by our head of school.
We are planning for 10 mobilities in the dual system and 17 mobilities for students in full-time vocational training.
After their return home, their bunch of experience will surely have a positive impact especially on their company's attitude towards the European labour market. It is not unlikely that their company will be prepared to offer such a workplacement to students from other EU countries. This attitude is also supported by the BBZ Norderstedt itself whose variety of European projects and activities serves as good motivation for all the companies it cooperates with for the successful vocational training of the students.
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