Pràctiques d'FP en empreses Europees: ERASMUS AND LEONARDO PROGRAMMES - Describing our institution

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Describing our institution: 


The IES Josep Maria Quadrado is a state school located in Ciutadella de Menorca, Balearic Islands, where students are taught secondary education, undergraduate education and vocational training education, including both tertiary and first cycle degrees: Initial Vocational Training Program of  Domestic Plumbing (PCPI), an Intermediate Vocational Training course: refrigeration ventilation and AC technician, and Higher Vocational Training Course: Maintenance Technician in HVAC-R facilities. It has a management team of 10 people and a mobility coordinator, responsible for implementing mobility programs (Leonardo da Vinci and Erasmus) in high school. All courses in our training cycle are detailed in Catalan on our website.

In the school, we are 70 teachers and 600 students, and 6 administration staff workers and services. This center provides the professional family "Installation and Maintenance" since 1996, and has trained most of the professionals in this family on the island of Menorca.  For a long time, we have been promoting educational proposals to facilitate exchanges, the cooperation and the mobility of our teachers and students among the education and training systems in European countries. These initiatives have become a quality reference for our school.

Thereby, under the European Lifelong Learning Program  we want to reach the following aims:
-To enhance the quality of our higher-level vocational training and therefore the expertise of our technicians.
-To provide a European approach to future professionals in Menorca, participating and contributing to the European area of higher education.
-To strengthen the sense of global citizenship in the professionals, in order to improve the social cohesion and the intercultural dialogue on the island.
-To prepare the professionals for future technical and organizational changes in their evolving sector, encouraging the exchange of relevant information  to the profession.
-To promote the implementation of sustainable energy development in Menorca, as it is done in other European countries with more advanced technologies.

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