Intakt – European investigations of occupational fields
Number of project: DE/10/LLP/LDV/TOI/147319
Support programme: Leonardo da Vinci – Transfer of Innovation
Description: There is a rising demand for work placements abroad during an initial vocational training. However, most of the participants can be released from vocational schools or training companies no longer than 3-4 weeks. In most cases, this confines their work placements abroad to short-time placements. Therefore, insufficient language skills and a lack of international experience make it difficult for them to perform complex work activities in the host country. Accordingly, work placements are confined to simple work, which do not always come up to the participants’ profiles. Hence, the work placements do not always allow any conclusions to the occupational qualifications acquired during the stay abroad.
In this context, ARBEIT UND LEBEN has excellent experience with assigning the following task to participants for their work placements abroad: gather information on a training-related topic in the host country and present the result in a project report. This approach aims at upgrading so-called “intercultural investigations of occupational fields” of the work placement program with regard to contents and, thus, to enable the participants to take a specific point of view and thoroughly deal with the conditions of their occupational fields and the socio-cultural circumstances of their host country, and this by means of interviews with experts and during tours of and visits to companies. At the same time, they shall prove their skills to communicate in the foreign language, to use media as well as develop some intercultural competence, which is to be understood as the ability to successfully implement objectives and tasks in a different cultural environment
However, the alignment of assigned tasks and the recognition of learning achievements is still confined to agreements with individual vocational schools and companies. To enhance this approach and to make it generally useful for projects of the trans-national advancement of mobility projects in the initial vocational training, it would take a platform which makes curricula, learning objectives and evaluation criteria transparent and facilitate the sharing of information of the sending and hosting organisations.
- Arbeit und Leben, Germany – Promoter
- ESMOVIA, Spain – Partner
- Culture et Liberté, France – Partner
- Syddansk Erhverskole, Denmark – Partner
- Friedrich List Schule, Germany – Partner
- Partnership Europe, Ireland – Partner
- Semper Avanti, Poland – Partner
- Westbourne Academy, United Kingdom – Partner
Project outcomes: The EVST database is at the core of European Vocational Skills Training supporting this transfer. The database serves to make it easier for partner organizations and participants participating in a transnational mobility project to coordinate learning processes and learning performances with each other in a dialog process. It is adapted by user navigation to the process steps of a mobility project in order to facilitate project organization and coordination. In addition, the learning performances can be documented in a certificate that can be added as an attachment to the “Europass-Mobility”.
Our role: ESMOVIA, as a partner in the project has been in charge of developing the EVST database and test it with students received in Valencia.
Project web: www.intakt-mobility.eu
Tags: #Mobility #Youth #SoftSkills
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