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Zagraniczny staż - szansą na rozwój
Start date: Dec 31, 2015, End date: Dec 30, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project involves 30 students from the second and third classes of the School of Agricultural Training Center in Dobrocin who are trained in the competition: technician of gardener and landscape techniques (10 students), technician of nutrition and food service organization (10 students), technician of agribusiness (5 students ) and mechanic and operator of agricultural machinery (5 students ). Due to the safety of students, it is necessary to include in the project 2 attendants (1 for 15 people) who will support the students during internships. Duration of the internship is compatible with classroom practice - 4 weeks. Students will have internships in selected according to their learning profile businesses in Malta and in the United Kingdom (Plymouth). The main objective of the project is to compare the theoretical knowledge of the project’s participants facing the new challenges met through their place of work within an international environment. The students of the School of Agricultural Training Centre in Dobrocin, are mostly people from rural areas and small towns, often indigent who do not have many opportunities to travel abroad, not to mention the chance to gain experience and raise their language skills abroad. The school is located in the countryside, in the Warmia - Mazury, which has the highest unemployment rate in the country - 18.9% (CSO, 2014), and in the district of Ostróda, where the unemployment rate at the end of 2014 was as high as 20.5% and mostly affecting young people aged between 25 -34 years old. The school is in a need for this type of project, the students talking with older colleagues point out the need to acquire new skills. Moreover, the situation on the labor market makes demands and requirements of employers are increasing in terms of language and professional competence. Participation in these forms of international internship helps to increase the chances of young people in the labour market, and proven experience resulting in certificates confirming this, will provide tremendous value and stand the project beneficiaries steadfastly when the applying for a job in the future. The operational objectives of the project: - Enhancing the professional competence of the project participants to enhance their employability; - Improvement of linguistic and cultural competence, which in accordance with the principles of EU policy are in the directory of key competences; - Personal development of participants: shaping the attitudes of creativity, mobility and broadening horizons, gain confidence, develop habits need for training, learn new skills. Results of the project: - Improving the professional qualifications and linguistic competence of participants; - Confrontation of theoretical knowledge and practical; - Increasing mobility and contacts or solid cooperation; - Validation of informal learning; -increasing employment opportunities for the project participants, including equal opportunities in education. The project participants will have the unique opportunity to raise the key competencies and school will benefit from increasing efficiency and attractiveness of vocational education. As a result, students will be better prepared for the exam confirming vocational qualifications. Undertaking an internship in an international environment teaches many valuable and necessary competence in adulthood: responsibility, independence, openness, familiarity, making a significant contribution to the development of intercultural and social competences, which are very important from the point of view of private and proffesional situations and will benefit for the future. Internships will support students to increase their language competence through contact with the so-called "living language" because it creates a need to increase the motivation to improve vocabulary and the necessity of speaking, and consequently contributes to greater freedom in the use of English. In conclusion, this project brings many benefits to the long- term, as well as enabling 30 students, at a time, to undertake a 4-week professional course which will provide them with a unique opportunity to gain work experience in European conditions, to acquire language skills, to learn about other cultures. All of which would be confirmed by a Europass Mobility document.

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