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Zagraniczna praktyka zawodowa rozwija umiejętności i zwiększa konkurencyjność na krajowym i europejskim rynku pracy
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Project entitled " Foreign professional practice develops skills and improves competitiveness on the national and European labour market " is addressed to male and female students of the third grade of the technical college of the Complex of Vocational and Grammar Schools in Sułkowice in the following professions : nutrition and food service technician, mechatronics technician, CNC mechanics technician. The training will take place in foreign companies, as the part of a 4-week professional practice based on the curricula of the particular professions. The place of training: restaurants, hotels and industrial plants inBerlin in Germany. BERLINK ETN GmbH in Berlin is the intermediary institution in organizing the training. The term of the training: 3April 2016 – 30 April 2016 Project objectives: • gaining the experience in an international, multicultural environment by Project participants • acquisition of skills , enhancing the competitiveness of the participants at the national and European labour market • improvement of language skills in English • developing students' creativity and mobility , allowing them to move freely in the modern labour market • developing interpersonal communication skills and teamwork • broadening the knowledge about the culture and customs of Germany Nutrition and food service technician is prepared to realize different kind of professional duties concerning both production planning and food consumer service. Mechatronics technician is a profession of the interdisciplinary characteristic.The realization of the training will allow this group to expand the ability to use the advanced knowledge of mechatronics used in machines and vehicles, equipment and systems, in the design, manufacture and operation of machines and manufacturing systems, management and expansion of production in industrial enterprises and technological processes. Numerically controlled machines technician is the profession that has been studied for many years in the field of mechanics connected with electronics and automatics. The profession covers the following tasks : manufacturing, oparation and repairing of machines and devices. There will be 25 students taking part in practice and 2 teachers. The project will include the following activities : - recruitment of participants - pedagogical and cultural- linguistic preparation - organization of travel and insurance (civil liability , accident , EHIC) - finding the training places for participants according to their field of study , - organization of accommodation, meals and local transport in Berlin, - support and professional assistance in the course of practice - evaluation and popularization of project results Students selected on the basis of " Recruitment Rules" before the departure from Poland will take advantage from the obligatory language support in the form of the intensive language courses . Participation in the preparation in the field of educational, cultural and linguistic aspects will be obligatory of about 50 hours per person and carried out by experienced trainers. Goethe Institute in Cracow will be our supporting partner in these activities. The school will provide the organization of classes, travel to and from the airport in Poland, travel and training insurance. BRLINK ETN GmbH will prepare a training place, accommodation and board at the host families. It will also be responsible for monitoring students at the workplace. The documents Europass Mobility will be prepared together. Evaluation of the project will be carried out during and after completion of the project, and the school will organize activities promoting the results. Expected results assume the acquisition of work experience in an international and multicultural work environment , skills that increase the mobility of participants, improvement of language skills in German and English, interpersonal communication and teamwork, broadening knowledge of the culture and customs of the partner country (Germany), obtaining certificates confirming qualifications ( Europass Mobility). Experience in the implementation of previous projects indicates that these effects influence our younger students in a direct way increasing their motivation to study vocational subjects and foreign languages as well as interest in practical classes. It also makes our school interesting and attractive for junior high school students, their parents and local employers. Potential long-term benefits : -professional and personal development together with the improvement of language skills of participants will increase their competitiveness in the labour market, their mobility which will result in lower unemployment problem, -the attractiveness of vocational education will increase, -the prestige of the school in the local community will increase.

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