Pràctiques d'FP en empreses Europees: ERASMUS AND LEONARDO PROGRAMMES - Why to move abroad?

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Why to move abroad

The IES Josep Maria Quadrado has participated in several projects of Leonardo Da Vinci mobility of students, in calls for 2007, 2010 and 2012 and 2013, allowing several students to take their module On-the-Job Training (FCT), which they need to finish their studies, in a different European country.
The project aims that students come into contact with new technologies on the professional areas they study, and in an industrial environment very different from what can be found in the Balearic Islands, and especially in Menorca, which is quite limited. The main objective is that students know and assume the reality of the European Labour Market they belong to, and that they become able to remove boundaries and open cultural, social and professional horizons. Another important objective is to promote the development of the students' language skills in a foreign language, especially English. Therefore, the chosen formula is immersion in host countries where the students can cope with a EU language, like Italian, Finnish or German, and offer an attractive technological development in the field of installation and maintenance.
In order to extend the European projection at all levels of education from our training cycle, we have applied for the Erasmus charter for our Higher Level Training Course. This letter will provide our High Vocational Training students the opportunity to take their two months of their On-the-Job learning period in a foreign country. The mobilities taken in any part of this Erasmus framework are designed for students who are over 18 years, who are enrolled in the 2nd year of the Higher Level Training Course.
We also welcome foreign students who want to come to Menorca for their On-the-Job learning period.  We try to do our best on helping them to find a good acommodattion and placement. Tutors are also welcome.