Trade 4 U - Leonardo Mobility 2012

Trade 4 U - Leonardo Mobility 2012.

Angol nyelvű projekt összefoglaló

Project Summary

 

 This was the second time when Szent László Vocational Training School of Tolna County (Regional Integrated Training Centre) has competed for the Leonardo Mobilitas Programme. Our Partner institution CENTRO SUPERIOR DE HOSTELERIA Y TURISMO DE VALENCIA has participates in other Leonardo Mobilitas programmes and has experience as a host institution.

In our school, students have possibility to attend 13 different subjects including engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, information technology and other services. According to the decision of the Southern Transdanubian RFKB, many of the trained trades are in demand from the point of view of the labor market. 6 out of 13 trades are highly supported, 5 out of 14 are supported and the rest are not. The trades of service industry such as hairdressers and beauticians are not supported by RFKB but our school provides training for them. This way we give the chance to female students to gain trade and thus we assure equal opportunities for the genders. The number of disadvantaged students is high in our institution.

In the programme “Trade 4 U” 12 students of the vocational school participated. 8 of them are disadvantaged and this programme gave them the opportunity to take part in professional training abroad. The aim of the project was to let the students gain experience and knowledge in a foreign country and working culture, and also to build new relationships with foreign students and workers of their profession. The result of this project improved the students’ abilities and skills in their professions, language-use and methodology of work as well. In addition, as a result of these experiences they use trade-specific English in a confident way. The 4 weeks spent without their parents contributed to the students’ independence.

In the framework of this project, we travelled to Valencia from 10 November-02 December 2012. The number of students was 12, 6 electricians and 6 administrators. We had a preparing period before the travel. During this period, intensive language training, psychological training, team building and tasks for development of social competences were organized. The language of the programme was English, so the four weeks spent abroad was very useful for practicing phrases of their trades. During their stay, the students had to write a work diary. After their arrival home, the students prepared an essay as part of dissemination of the project.

Gáborné Talabos, Józsefné Simon