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XPTO+ II – “eXcellence in Professional Training Opportunities II”
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

In 2014 the 1ST project within the framework of the Consortium XPTO+ was presented and the success that it is demonstrating in its implementation brought the desire to give it a continuity, presenting a new project this year. The entities that participate as sending organisations in this new project are: Agrupamento de Escolas de Santo André, Escola Profissional de Fafe, Escola Profissional de Rio Maior and Academia Total-IEDP. EUROYOUTH will act as a mediator between the schools, providing the human resources and expertise needed to coordinate a project within the framework of Erasmus+. There are four sending organisations, two of the schools continue its participation in the Consortium - AE de Santo André, EP Fafe; the EP Rio Maior and Academia Total-IEDP joined this year, giving it a greater force in the achievement of the objectives established for this project and consortium - provide new experiences of international mobility to recent graduates of vocational courses level 4. The project is defined around four objectives: - PROMOTE EMPLOYABILITY AND SPECIALIZED CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND NEWLY QUALIFIED GRADUATES OF EMPLOYMENT IN SEARCH OF THEIR FIRST JOB - ENSURE QUALITY AND UPDATED TRAINING OFFER AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE - PROMOTE THE ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONALIZATION - CONTRIBUTE TO THE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC GROWTH OF PORTUGAL AND EUROPE The Consortium XPTO+ that proposes the Project XPTO+ II aims to promote mobility of recent graduates of vocational training to level 4 and is composed of EUROYOUTH (coordination Agrupamento de Escolas de Santo André, Escola Profissional de Fafe, Escola Profissional de Rio Maior and Academia Total-IEDP (entities of sending). The students will have the opportunity to experience their first professional traineeship with a duration of 14 weeks (98 days), with the linguistic online support for Group 1 countries and a language course of 20 hours for the countries in Group 2. The participants are between 18 and 25 years old and come from the following courses: AE SANTO ANDRE - BARREIRO Courses: ICT Management, Graphic Design , Reception , Child Support EP FAFE Courses: Multimedia, Sales, Management of Computer Equipment and Electronic and Automation of Computers EP RIO MAIOR Sectors: Auxiliary Health, Electrical Installations and Renewable Energy - Solar ACADEMIA TOTAL - IEDP Courses: Trade, Eletrotecnical, Cultural activities, Support for Children, Management; Management of Computer Equipment, Tourism. It is expected as main impacts for the participants: - PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE WITH COMPANIES DULY CERTIFIED IN THE EU - INCREASE OF EMPLOYABILITY RATE - HIGHER ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES - STRENGTHENING OF SOFT SKILLS - PERSONAL AND SOCIAL SKILLS REINFORCED - INCREASE THE NUMBERS OF QUALIFIED YOUNG PEOPLE IN TRAINING MOBILITY - IMPROVED LANGUAGE SKILLS - APPROXIMATION OF NEW GENERATIONS TO EUROPE IN THE CONSORTIUM PARTNERS AND INTERMEDIARIES - the Development of good practices in MANAGEMENT OF PARTNERSHIPS/CONSORTIA: both national and internationaly - Enlargements of SUPPORT FOR EMPLOYABILITY - Consolidation of a OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LABOUR NETWORK - MOTIVATION AND STIMULATION OF WORK TEAMS - PARTNERS WITH GREATER KNOWLEDGE OF THE THEMES AND KEY ACTIONS OF FORMAL AND INFORMAL EDUCATION At a national and transnational level, this project will contribute to: - Strengthening of the Portuguese participation in European programs with a wide range of countries and not just those that, at first sight, are considered as central or more attractive to participants - A continuity of the Strategy 2020 of EU, in so far as it contributes to the education, training and employability of EU citizens - Combating early school leaving and youth unemployment, promoting employability and entrepreneurship - The existence of a strengthened conscience in enterprises about the benefits of the mobility of Human Resources for the competitiveness, motivation and good-practices; strengthening the implementation of international mobility in various spheres of the formative path and professional individuals - The establishement and/or strengthening of Partnerships between vocational training institutes and employers/employers' associations - Consolidation of thematic and cross-sectoral partnerships which can help forge new relationships and new projects between organizations, promoting proximity of contacts that go beyond the mobility projects.

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