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"Europa without borders! - with Kerisek"

2019.07.22
Erasmus+ VET mobility project 2017-1-HU01-KA116-035734 (01.06.2017. – 31.05.2019.) Project background: Since 2004, the The Zwack József Trade and Catering Vocational-grammar and Vocational-secondary School of Békéscsaba Center of Vocational Training has been actively involved in international projects. We have been participating in ERASMUS + and Határtalanul! projects for years which helped to build a reliable, well-functioning relationship with several partners. In our tender between 2017 and 2019, those partners appear with whom we have already implemented several successful ERASMUS + projects. The success of our work is also due to the fact that in the recent past more and more of our colleagues have joined the initial 2-3-person team to implement these international collaborations. Along with the growing support of the teachers, more and more students are actively interested in advertised mobility.   Project Purpose: Our goal is to provide our students with a broad field of vision for the professions we teach. For the practice-oriented, marketable trainings these more and more frequently realised projects – mainly to EU countries – provide an excellent opportunity in Hungary, which encourage our institution to actively participate in these international projects, so we can continue the successful mobilities in the current ERASMUS + program, as well. With the help of the tender sources we can provide our students and colleagues with foreign practical opportunities and professional trainings in the fields of trade, hospitality and tourism. Our international contacts allow both our students and our teachers to compare foreign and domestic knowledge, adapt the experience they have acquired, and fill the curriculum with new professional content.   Number and background of participants: 1.) In case of students: In the period between 2017 and 2019, 10 cooks, 6 waiters, 13 catering manager – caterer students, 2 catering vendors, 6 pastry chefs and 3 baker students and from the field of tourism organizing and selling 5 students participated in the project. In the case of catering managers all the 13 students chose the waiter profession as a traineeship, from the 2 catering vendors one pupil chose waiter and one chose cook profession during the mobility. From the trade-marketing, business administration group, 7 shop assistants and 4 merchants were involved. A total of 19 disadvantaged students benefited from the 2017-2019 project, of which 7 were from disadvantaged settlements. Nearly half of the mobility participants are minors, a total of 27 students. 2.) In case of teachers / trainers: In teacher / trainer mobility, 17 people participated from the field of trade and hospitality -tourism. We are delighted by the fact that the foreign study tours and professional trainings have improved their competencies, they methodologically renewed, thus improving the quality and efficiency of their work. New experiences and lessons learned are being incorporated into the subject they teach, for example, after mobility, our cook instructors have introduced that each school year they presents the typical food of Mediterranean partner countries to our students for a week, thus enhancing the curriculum. 3) Attendants: The successful implementation of the project was carried out with the help of 12 main tutors. Their presence is necessary because at least one person minor or disadvantaged student is present in almost all groups of students participating in mobility. In our current project, there were 19 disadvantaged and 27 minor undergraduates.                                                                                                            Implemented activities and achievements: Within the framework of the project, we are trying to involve more and more students and colleagues in foreign mobility, thus providing opportunities for further professional development. To this end, we advertise the mobility in all potential forums for our students and staff. In the tender period from 2017 to 2019, 56 students spent one month of internship abroad in 7 different countries. The distribution of the participating students was as follows: 71% in the hospitality industry, 20% in trade and the rest in the tourism sector, characterized by different family backgrounds, preparedness, motivation and learning needs. We tried to minimize these differences during the psychological, cultural, professional and professional language preparatory lessons before the trips, and we tried to strengthen group cohesion. All of this has been successfully completed based on feedback from participants. Békés county is a particularly underdeveloped area based on social situation so we consider it our mission to attract as many disadvantaged students as possible to participate in our mobility and to have the opportunity to take part in foreign internships. During the tender period, 19 disadvantaged and 27 underage students were sent to our foreign partners. In order to increase the quality of our training, we also involved new partner organizations in addition to the existing hosting institutions. Our goal is to expand, enrich our relationship system and provide new opportunities for our teachers and students. This is the case with the Lobogó Panzió in Homorod, Romania, or Mobilityfriends in Barcelos, Portugal. Both were of great interest at the start of the project. All of this encourages us to engage new partners in future mobility, thus increasing the number of potential internship opportunities. Through ERASMUS + Mobility, we strive to provide our students and teachers with the widest possible "good practice", taking into account the profile of our school, thereby supporting the system of knowledge, learning and teaching, in accordance with ECVET principles, for both in the field of trade hospitality and tourism. This project was supported by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Programme. Grant amount is 136.891,00 €.

Introduction of the International trainings and experiences in the vocational education 2017-2019

2019.07.18
Erasmus+ VET mobility project 2017-1-HU01-KA116-035504 (01.06.2017. – 31.05.2019.) The aim of Békéscsaba Center of Vocational Training’s Trefort Ágoston Vocational Grammar School, Vocational Secondary School and Student Dormitory to bring vocational training into harmony with the needs of our society, to strengthen our relationship with the participants of economic life, to be involved in innovation processes, to form long lasting relationships with our foreign fellow organizations, with our quality vocational training have positive influence on our environment, to help its social-economic improvement with worthy of Trefort Ágoston’s life-work. The realization of the this project helped to reach our school’s strategic aims in balance with our internationalization strategy’s aims. Our application’s bigger unit is the student mobility with which in the implementation period 70 VET experts could to go on vocational training in a foreign country in 18 turns. In choosing the target countries the main viewpoint was the possibility to gain knowledge in high level, to have practice either in a factory or in a school with fruitful experiences. The majority of the mobilities (54 participants) were in factories. We have made an effort that the members of the mobilities cover more vocational areas than before. These mobilities covered the electronic-electro technical, transport, automation, IT, mechanical engineering and building engineering technician vocational areas in 13 vocations. Thus we achieved that every professional fields educated in our school, are actively participating in the Erasmus mobilities. Regarding the host counties, beside our traditional European target countries such as Finland, Estonia, Spain, Italy, Malta we have tight relationships with the bordering, surrounding countries schools’ inhabited by Hungarians (Romania, Slovakia). Our international relationships are based on reciprocity as we also receive foreign students or teachers from our partner schools and we organize their programmes in Hungary. We prefer non-profit receiving partner organisations with efficiency in the expenses of spending the subsidy. For the student mobilities we only have accompanying teachers in those cases for the necessary period of time where their present is reasonable (20 mobilities in this project). Our relationships do not stay on only the level of mobility. We strive for professional relationships which are in a long run and active. Békés county’s economic organisations must be active in international competition as they are attached to the European Union’s markets with thousand threads. That’s why it is expected from us to train specialists who are able to be competitive in the European scene with high level of language knowledge, work experience abroad. The student mobility helps on this and in the same time creates the feeling of being European citizen in our students. Our application’s smaller unit is the expert mobility with which in the implementation period 37 VET students could to go on vocational study tour in a foreign country in 4 turns. In the case of expert mobilities the primary aim is for the teachers to ensure professional knowledge which is up-to-date and marketable, to get to know the newest achievements and their applications in education. For this reason during all the expert mobilities we created pieces of syllabus which we use and spread around in our fellow institutions. The innovation group which is formed in our school makes diverse activities. That means creating syllabus, technical improvements. These are made together with our domestic and foreign fellow institutions. In our days it’s a challenge to adopt the zero energy-consumption building’s technological solutions for education. Because of this the expert mobilities concentrate to these areas. The participants are teachers who work in the areas of building technician, building automation and electrical industry. Besides them we involved some colleagues from indirectly joined professional and operational fields.  In this project the results of their activities are new syllabus elements. With the usage of these new elements the level of our school’s education is improving. In the expert mobilities our aim is to involve as much colleagues as we can. Because of the high quality of the expert mobilities occasionally we invite outer participants. Our activities are in close relation with Óbuda University, with the ÉMI Non-Profit Limited Liability Company for Quality Control and Innovation in Building, and with industrial companies (Linamar Hungary co. ltd, Alföldvíz co. ltd) connected with the training in our school. All these institutions participation rises the quality of the mobilities. It helps to maintain up-to-date collaboration between our school and other significant institutes, companies firms in connection with dual education.   Partner organisations: Tallinna Polütehnikum, Estonia Itä-Uudenmaan koulutuskuntayhtymä, Finland SATAKUNNAN KOULUTUSKUNTAYHTYMA, Finland Istituto di Istruzione Superiore F. Corni Liceo e Tecnico, Italy IZI Ltd, Malta TRAINING TO MALTA, Malta Autogroup-Simo SRL, Romania SC STATOR AC SRL, Romania EUROPEAN TRAINING PARTNER SL, Spain EUROPROYECTOS ERASMUS PLUS SL, Spain Tenerife Job Training S.L., Spain Stredna odborna skola technicka - Muszaki Szakkozepiskola Komarno, Slovakia This project was supported by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Programme. Grant amount is 188.424,00 €. A selection of the participants’ reports can be found here: Trefort documents
Békéscsaba Center of Vocational Training
5600 Békéscsaba, Gyulai út 32/1. centrum@bszc.hu 06 66/441-314
felnőttképzési nyilvántartási szám: E-001278/2015
Békéscsaba Center of Vocational Training
5600 Békéscsaba, Gyulai út 32/1.
06 66/441-314
felnőttképzési nyilvántartási szám: E-001278/2015