As Erasmus+ learning mobilities are fast growing, VET providers need to be able to respond to the learners needs. Still, the competences and skills needed to do so are not available for everyone yet and only a few have access to it.
Mobiliteach is a 2 years Erasmus+ KA2 project, aiming to help VET providers in acquiring competences and skills in planning and managing Erasmus + projects. To do so the project – generated by the results of Work Based Learning Summer School KA2 project – enabled practitioners from all over Europe to share their experience and good practices in two training events.
The first training took place in Gastouni (Greece) in September 2019 and the second one was foreseen in Seville (Spain) in June 2020. Due to the COVID emergency the second training has been held online in December 2020.
The trainings allowed participants to experience working in an international context. All the activities aimed to support VET practitioner to manage experiences abroad to internationalise their training centers. The project offers now a framework to a recurrent European Summer School with the same objectives. Mobiliteach trainings will be replicated in the future to equip as many European teachers as possible
The project has been conceived and implemented by a network of experienced partners:
C.O.P.A.E. Ilis is a Greek organization active in the fields of youth, education and training since 1991. C.O.P.A.E. ILIS works with and for young people to build a rich exchange and educational network beyond borders. Its main goals are to promote the exchange of ideas and intercultural dialogue among young Europeans, support formal and non-formal education and the Vocational Training, promote Greek and European culture and encourage initiatives and support projects leaders. C.O.P.A.E. Ilis is supporting VET providers in setting up mobility activities for their students, by enabling the access to internship abroad to dozen incoming and outgoing students every year. In this framework, C.O.P.A.E. ILIS coordinates the Mobiliteach project aiming to share its own experience and network, to enhance VET teachers WBL competences using the tools and the skills developed in previous strategic partnership and to support learning mobility.
Uniser is a cooperative based in Italy that provides services for learning mobility since 1998. The core activity is the design and organisation of experiences abroad for schools and training centres wishing to integrate mobility in their curricula offering to their learners and staff internships in Europe. In this framework, Uniser is participating to the Mobiliteach project with the aim of sharing its own experience and network, supporting and reinforcing the community of VET teachers and mobility coordinators dedicated to learning mobility.
Alfmed, founded in 2005 in Perpignan, France, is a private institution of higher education and an accredited Language Training center specialized in Languages. Its core activity consists of 3 sectors: providing continuous Language training for French companies/Certified Examination center for TCF-TOEIC-BRIGHT; offering French linguistic and cultural immersion combined with work based learning; International and European Mobility projects management & counselling for VET schools, High Education training centers and SMEs. ALFMED is involved in many ERASMUS+ KA1 and KA2 transversal European projects and stands as the biggest Erasmus+ internship hosting organization in France
Foyle International established in 1990, is a language school based in the beautiful and historic city of Derry, North West Ireland. Foyle is the longest established language school in Northern Ireland, and the first to receive the prestigious British Council Accreditation marquee . Foyle is specialized in providing quality and innovative language teaching, social & activity programmes, summer school and vocational training. Foyle has also developed good relationships with other local vocational education & training providers, focusing in the enhancement of quality in vocational training and guidance.
Incoma is a specialised training agency working with projects of an international nature, developing initiatives and ideas to facilitate mobility exchanges and to improve training levels amongst citizens. It was founded in Seville in 2003 by a group of young people who had themselves previously been beneficiaries of EU-funded educational programmes. INCOMA’s work primarily consists in the development of mobility and research projects, as well as in the transfer and exchange of good practice (targeting groups at risk of exclusion, eg. Unemployed young people, women and the immigrant community).
Epal Lechenon (Vocational Lyceum Of Lechena) is a public institution that belongs to the standard non-compulsory Greek Education System (upper Secondary) with access to the tertiary education by national entry exams. Situated in a provincial area it offers 3 professional sectors with their respective divisions a) Mechanical Engineering, b) Finances and Business Administration, and c) Informatics & Computer Sciences. Currently there are 160 students and 33 teachers (16 regular). Furthermore, graduate students may apply for a 1 year apprenticeship (dual system) or/and at the Institute for Vocational Training in the evenings. The school is very active in European Projects providing professional and educational opportunities, developing cultural awareness and open-mindedness, increasing motivation to learn and explore, improving language skills and gaining new transferable skills for students and teachers.
I.S.I.S.S. ‘Magnaghi-Solari’ is a secondary school in the field of Catering, Tourism and Agriculture, providing full time vocational and technical education. Our students -over 1300- come from different provinces and often travel long distances to school. They are very motivated as they aim to achieve regional professional qualification, up to their final educational step i.e. state Diploma.They developed the traditional teaching schemes by adding more training activities, workshops, lectures, professional events, work based learning in Italy and abroad that can raise our students awareness of democratic living, active European citizenship and sustainable future. Students are constantly dealing with a wide range of educational issues and professional activities, facing with innovative solutions, promoting inclusion, cooperation and team working and fostering integration of formal and informal learning.
Roc Da Vinci College is the regional training centre that offers secondary and tertiary vocational training programs in the southern part of the province Zuid – Holland (= South Holland South). At 18 locations over 400 different training programs are offered. There are also con-tract courses for adults in-company as well as in college. Thanks to close links between Da Vinci College and companies and institutions, students are well prepared for the labour market and / or for further studies. Da Vinci College has an important responsibility towards society: the school inspire students to get the best out of themselves and to take responsibility for their learning process. An essential goal is that students develop citizens who are aware of their responsibilities and are able and willing to contribute to the quality of society.
Both Teacher trainings organized within the framework of the project resulted in a high level of satisfaction for both cooperation of trainers and participation of the beneficiaries. The practitioners demonstrated a keen interest in the topics of the training and they promoted Mobiliteach Summer School to other potential participants. In conclusion, the large majority benefited from the new methodologies and best practices exchanged which will be implemented into their own Cvs and daily work place.