Erasmus+
Car mechanic students from Finland

Car mechanic students from Finland

2019.10.08
Between 02 September and 06 October, 2019 two Finnish students spent their Erasmus+ internship in Békéscsaba with the help of Békéscsaba Center of Vocational Training Trefort Ágoston Vocational-grammar, Vocational-secondary School and Dormitory who was the responsible for the students’ programmes. At the end of their training period we asked them about their experience. - What are your names and profession? Where are you from? - I am Artturi Johannes Noigård from Pori and I am Ossi Henri Mikael Luomanen from Ulvila. We came from Sataedu school from Ulvila unit, where we learn as car mechanic students. We are second year students, and now we fulfilled a five-weeks long vocational practice in Hungary. - Why did you choose Hungary as host country? - Our teacher mentioned that there is a possibility to spend practice abroad because two other students cancelled their participation. We took the opportunity because we have never attended abroad training before.  - What did you know about Hungary before? How did you prepare for the journey? - We knew just some basic information about the country, like the name of the capital. And we learned in the school about the Finnish-Hungarian linguistic relations. We did not do any special preparations for the journey, but we had to write a CV in English language. - Have you learnt anything new about Hungary after the five weeks? - We learned some Hungarian words like “burgonya”, “csirke” (which was very useful for ordering a meal), and we got to know Békéscsaba city. - Where did you spend your internship period? - Our host company was Meszlényi Car Ltd., where we worked at Toyota service. - What have you learnt there? Have you learnt new things? Are you satisfied with the host company? - We liked the work there very much. Our co-workers were helpful and we learnt new solutions in car repair tasks. In generally we did basic repairing tasks, like oil change, testing the brake and the engine. - Have you made new friends during the internship period? - We can say that the people were friendly at the workplace and in the city as well. We were afraid a little bit that how the Hungarian people will welcome us, but there was no problem with them at all. Mátyás at Meszlényi and Martin from Trefort school were particularly kind with us and helped us in many things during our stay in Békéscsaba. - What did you do during your free time? - We went to the gym near our accommodation at Trefort dormitory almost every day and we also often walked downtown after work and weekends. We visited Póstelek and Gyula guided by our mentor teacher, László Kruzsic. - Which was the best and the worst part of your time in Hungary? - It is difficult to find bad things but maybe the early wake ups in the mornings were hard for us. The most interesting event was the Streetfighter Day in Mezőberény. - Would you like to come back to Hungary later? - Yes, we hope we can come back someday, because we enjoyed our time there and the nice weather as well which is better compared to Finland.

"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
Summary of the „Professional practice in EDUPOLI and internships organized by Vitalis Gmbh”

Summary of the „Professional practice in EDUPOLI and internships organized by Vitalis Gmbh”

2019.06.25
The teachers and students of the Békéscsaba Center of Vocational Training Kemény Gábor Logistic and Vehicular Vocational-Grammar School have been participating in mobility projects and competence development projects of the European Union since 2005. The reason why we applied for the ERASMUS+ program was to support students from classes 9-12 (secondary vocational grammar school) and the students from class 13 (vocational training) to gain experience abroad while completing their internships there. After a successful ERASMUS+ application in 2017, we got the chance to organize mobility projects for 42 students. These students did their internships abroad, with the help of foreign vocational schools and companies. We chose our partners (EDUPOLI, Vitalis GmbH, STEP) from the partner-network of the Békéscsaba Center of Vocational Training. We chose our partners on the basis of our training needs, and we chose those host organizations that could help us organize our planned internships abroad. The aims of the project: ​ to improve the participants’ professional, language, personal, methodological, digital, and intercultural skills and competences; the recognition of the study and work experience gained abroad; the utilization of the project results and documents; to maintain an active and long-term international cooperation with the host institute and the host companies.   The participants: car mechanics (12 participants from Class 13); logistic and forwarding assistants (12 participants from Class 13) logistic and forwarding assistants (18 participants from Class 11)   We accepted the internships completed abroad as the compulsory internship for the students from class 11 who participated in the German mobility project. In case of the Spanish mobility project, for students from class 13, they received grades in the vocational subjects according to their internships based on the documents submitted (work diaries, reports, evaluation sheets). The objectives of the project have been fulfilled because by the end of the school year 2018/2019 we reached the planned participant number (12 students) who completed their internships abroad. There were five student mobility projects completed within the framework of the programme: one group to Porvoo, Finland, three groups to Seville, Spain and one group to Leipzig, Germany. Completed activities I. „Preparation” part We planned the work program together with our partners based on the needs. We informed the students and teachers of the school about the mobility projects. In a meeting, the project coordinator, the vocational teachers, the form-teacher and the school psychologist evaluated and selected the project candidates based on the incoming motivation letters and the information about the students. Signing contracts between the sending and the host organization, signing contracts with the supporting teachers, the participants and the accompanying teacher. Preparing the selected students (Language, Cultural, Vocational and Psychological trainings) in the school, after the compulsory lessons, within the period of 3-months prior the internship itself.   II. „Realization” part The project coordinator organized the travel and consulted with the project participants and the host organization. The HR and vocational training conditions were ensured by our partner organizations. The internships were completed within the time period as written in the contract.   III. Closing part We collected and evaluated the documentations of the program (work diaries from students, reports from accompanying teachers, evaluation sheets, certificates) The final evaluation – as part of the dissemination – becomed public to our teaching staff, therefore it will be useful for further projects.   The results of the project:  the participants prepared reports, photos and videos about their internships, they wrote work diaries, and there are reports about the meetings; the participants’ personal skills and competences improved, and their motivation for their profession increased; the quality of the professional trainings in the school improved, and thereby the quality of the general vocational training increased; the number of students participating in international professional trainings increased.   Short-term results: the acquisition of the professional experience specified in the central programmes of the chosen vocational trainings could effectively be accomplished; as a recognition of the completed internship abroad, participants get Europass Mobility Certificates.     Long-term results: according to our dissemination plan, we appear in the media to share our experience about the internships which would greatly contribute to the increasing number of students choosing our school when deciding about their further education; the project increases the chances of the participants in the labour market due to their work experience abroad, their professional competences and language skills.   The project was supported by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Programme – KA1. Contract number: 2017-1-HU01-KA102-035745
Erasmus+ Day in Trefort

Erasmus+ Day in Trefort

2019.05.20
On 25 April 2019, as part of the professional day, a meeting was organised for those students and expert colleagues from Békéscsaba Center of Vocational Training Trefort Ágoston Vocational-grammar, Vocational-secondary School and Dormitory who attended one of the 16 Erasmus+ VET mobility projects in the 2018/19 academic year. The event was open to all students and employees from the school. As in the previous two school years, the meeting provided opportunity for 50 students, 13 accompanying teachers and 19 vocational experts to get insight into each other's project. Each group made a presentation about their professional and cultural activities in the mobility. During the presentation the learners commented the pictures of the slides, and recalling the time spent together and the nice memories. During the event, the participants took the Europass Mobility documents and Certificates from Director, Mr Mihály Kiss. As the part of the programme, the results of the Erasmus + photo competition were also announced. The winner photo was took by Dávid Szarka, milling machine operator student who spent his practice in Slovakia. The picture was made in Bratislava, titled “All roads lead to the castle”. All applicants received prizes from the organisers. The documentation of the professional day also was implemented in international environment. Estonian photographer students who spent their Erasmus + practice at Trefort took great photos about the events. The program ended with cake tasting and informal conversation. In every application round Békéscsaba Center of Vocational Training Trefort Ágoston Vocational-grammar, Vocational-secondary School and Dormitory has been working for provide foreign education and training experience as many students and teachers as possible. Achieving the good results is also thanks to our program organizers colleagues. We would like to thank the work of the management, the preparatory teachers, the accompanying teachers and especially the project coordinators, Mária Bohus, Edit Szabados and László Kruzsic!
Nursing students from Porvoo

Nursing students from Porvoo

2019.04.30
On 24 March two Finnish students, Noora Pelo and My Truong came from Porvoo, Finland, to take part in a one-month internship in Békéscsaba with the help of Erasmus + programme. Their sending school, Careeria is one of the foreign partner institutions of Békéscsaba Center of Vocational Training Szent-Györgyi Albert Vocational-grammar School and Dormitory in the field of health care training. This time, the Szent-Györgyi, as the host school, took part in organizing the programme in Békéscsaba, tutoring the students, and following the practice with the guidance of Ms Mónika Andó, teacher. Their accommodation was in the Alma Mater Hostel, next to the host school. The students said they heard about the Erasmus+ practice possibility in their school, and although both came from Careeria, they did not know each other until the days before departure. During the preparation period, they mainly expanded their professional and cultural knowledge. For the first days their two teachers were with them studying the Hungarian health care education and training. In the first half of their time in Békéscsaba, they got to know the daily routine of the host group at the “Downtown” early childhood centre, and they were involved in various educational and caring tasks, and they taught Finnish songs to the children. In the second half of their practical period, they observed the nursing and caring activities at the “Életfa” retirement home, and they joined the daily tasks where they were mentored by the workers of “Életfa”. The Finnish youngsters also expanded their cultural knowledge during the four weeks. In addition to Békéscsaba, some of the sights of Gyula and Budapest were visited. In their free time, they walked the streets of Békéscsaba, along the “Élővíz” Canal, enjoyed the pleasant spring weather and the joint programs with the students of the host school. They also liked the nearby “Póstelek” castle and park, and they took some trips to there during their stay. The girls were involved in the student life of Szent-Györgyi, they participated in the students’ week programme, and they really enjoyed the cooking together with new friends and tasting traditional Hungarian dishes. On the whole, they found their adventure very useful in Hungary, and although they were excited about how they could be able to survive in an unfamiliar country, how could they communicate, what and how they could eat, finally everything was lgood, and they return home with many nice memories. After completing her studies, Noora imagines her future in the field of child care, while My would like to work in the Finnish army in health care area.  
Construction students from Ulvila

Construction students from Ulvila

2019.04.15
In mid-March two Finnish students, Topi Valli and Samuel Hiljanen came from Ulvila, Finland, to take a one-month internship in Békéscsaba with the help of Erasmus + programme. Their sending school, Satakunnan kouluskuntayhtymä is one of the oldest foreign partner institutions of Békéscsaba Center of Vocational Training Trefort Ágoston Vocational-grammar, Vocational-secondary School and Dormitory, with several successful joint projects. This time, the Trefort, as the host school, took part in organizing the programme in Békéscsaba, tutoring the students, and following the practice. The students said they heard about the practical possibility from Janika Reunanen, teacher and international project coordinator at their school, and since they have been in several countries, they started out on this adventure. As an experienced traveller, they did not make any special preparations for the trip, but they received English language training in the school and gathered information from Békéscsaba via the Internet. At the practical place, they had the opportunity to get acquainted with the materials, technologies and methods used at the host company. Young were primarily involved in masonry work during the five weeks. Even though they enjoyed the working days, they waited for weekends when they could explore the area with bicycles borrowed from the host school and enjoyed the pleasant spring weather.
Work experience in the UK for VET learners of tourism – What are the skills that improved the most?

Work experience in the UK for VET learners of tourism – What are the skills that improved the most?

2018.12.18
Széchenyi István Bilingual Secondary School of Economics (Békéscsaba, Hungary) have completed a project together with English 2000 School of English (Bournemouth, England) to provide work experience for VET learners of tourism in the UK. Within the framework of the project our students spent 13 weeks in hotels in the south of England and gained experience in different hotel and catering related activities. The main objectives of the project were to gain work experience, to broaden the students’ professional knowledge in tourism and catering, to fulfil the work experience required by the syllabus and to improve language skills. Moreover, we aimed at providing an opportunity to get to know other cultures and get references for the future. Having arrived home from their placement the students were asked to fill in different surveys and rate the various aspects of the mobility project. While we were analysing the results of the different surveys trying to reach an objective conclusion, it occurred to us that these young adults (19-20 years old) might be confused by the lengthy questionnaires and the abundance of questions, so we decided to try another very simple method. Instead of asking “difficult” questions we asked them to summarise in five sentences what they really got from this mobility project. We told them to write down what they really thought, even if it was not related to the original aims of the project. The result was amazing, having read the answers we were convinced that these students have really learnt something very important. So, let’s see why this project was a life changing experience for them. All the students mentioned the invaluable work experience they had gained, but they mentioned something even more important: not only did they improve their vocational skills but now they also have an inspiration to learn more about the world of hospitality, they have realized the prestige of their future career. “This work experience inspired me to continue my studies in the world of catering and hospitality. I would gladly choose tourism and catering as my future career.” The development of vocational skills was the primary aim of the project. However, these students are young adults with a lot of challenges and different crossroads in front of them in their future life, so acquiring life skills is also of primary importance. Life skills are needed to get along with others, succeed in our chosen careers, and have an easier life experience. Life skills include psychosocial competencies, intra- and interpersonal skills that help people make informed decisions, solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, build healthy relationships, empathize with others, and cope with managing their lives in a healthy and productive manner. The improvement of life skills is exactly what the participants of the project valued the most. They realised why these skills are important and that they are the ones that can guide them throughout their life. What are the life skills they mentioned? “This work experience gave me independence and self-confidence. I have learnt to be goal oriented and persistent.” “I have learnt how to work in a well organised way, how to adapt to others and solve problems.” “I got to know a lot of new cultures through my colleagues.” “I feel I am more self-supporting as we had to arrange a lot of things alone, without parental supervision.” “I experienced how different cultures can live side by side and learnt how to manage conflicts.” “I learnt to value human relationships.”” The work experience improved my vocational skills and made me become a better person.” These short summaries have convinced us that work experiences abroad provide something invaluable, something that helps students wherever they get, whatever career they will have: life skills. Let me finish by citing one of the participant’s, Zsanett Balda’s summary of experiences: “I am very grateful for the opportunity as it helped a lot in every area of life. I managed to gain confidence and be braver because I had to live independently for three months. It was awesome! I could fit in the new environment, got to know a lot of cultures and became more tolerant. The hotel where I worked employed a lot of people, so it was absolutely a must to help each other’s work and become a team player. In conclusion, these three months have taught me that I can reach anything that I really want!” 31/10/2018 by Zita Liker teacher, Erasmus+ project coordinator
SUMMARY about the ERASMUS+ (2016-2018) project

SUMMARY about the ERASMUS+ (2016-2018) project

2018.08.01
Explore Europe! - Keri's work placement and experience abroad 2016-1-HU01-KA102-022808 16/1/KA102/022808 2016.06.01. – 2018.05.31.   Background Following the changed name the Békéscsaba Vocational Training Center (BSZC) József Zwack's Commerce and Catering Vocational-grammar and Vocational-secondary School has been dealing with international projects since 2004. Objectives Following the deadline of the 2016 tender, our institution has been able to successfully complete the study trip of 92 students with the help of foreign vocational training schools and companies. We selected our foreign partners from our previous partner network to take care the training needs, and on this basis we signed contract with those institutions that could enable our planned international mobility to take place. Number and professional background of the participants 90 students completed the mobilities, which corresponds to 97.8% In the catering and tourism sector there were 33 cooks and 16 waiters (20 caterers were trained in these two professions) and 14 pastry chefs were included in the program, 8 sales assisstant and 19 merchants were involved in the trade sector, 40 students - who have disadvantages in their life - participated in the 2016-2018 project, 8 teachers were received in the field of catering to foreign study tours. This occassions were successfully completed. Our plan was 98% because 2 students have withdrawn their applications.   Implemented activities in the project Preparatory phase: First meeting of the working groups. Preparation of contract between the receiving and sending institution. Start of the final work program. Campaign in our school from the actually mobilities. Giving information to the teaching staff and the public. Evaluation of incoming motivation letters, selection of the participants. Contract from the preparing with our school’s teachers. Evaluation and preparation of selected participants. Implementation of the practice / study trip: Preparing the trip with the host institution. Agreement between the sending institution and the receiving partner, the participants and the accompanying person. Finalize the work program. Consultations from the trip. Implementation of a foreign internship / study trip. Closing stage: Collecting and compiling travel documentation (experiences from the work practice, evaluation sheets, certificates). Dissemination from the mobilities. Inform the teaching staff and the public about the success of the trip.   Results of the project 1. For participating students: their competencies have improved, for these reason they have been more successful, took part excellent way in national and international competitions, developed their communication, their motivations growing and their dedication to the profession, 2. For participating teachers / trainers: as a result of the foreign study trip / practice, their competences have evolved, methodologically renewed, thus increasing the level of work, efficiency, motivation, they went home mentally refreshed. 3. For our Institution: the prestige of the professions increased, the human resources base and the competences of our institution were strengthened, at the student and teacher levels the popularity of foreign mobility projects were increased, the relationship with the host organizations has been further deepened and new institutions have been involved in the network, the prestige of the institution has continued to grow, this has contributed to the success of our institution's schooling, the experience gained in using ECVET tools has increased, and the popularity of the Europass documents is growing. 4. In case the group of the project: their professional, linguistic, intercultural, social, digital competencies have evolved, their organizational, collaborative, problem-solving and communication skills have been further developed, and have been able to use ICT devices even more confidently.   Effects of the project Short-term effect: The practical experiences in the central vocational training programs and the further training needs were implemented successfully, The participants have got Europass Mobility Certificate which demonstrated the effectiveness of the practice / study trip. Long-term effect: We disseminated the opportunities through the media through the press, so the students are more likely to attend our school. Our outgoing students have more and more employment opportunities in our profession because of their international knowledges. With the results and the documents of the project, the level of vocational training continues to rise.

Summary of the „International trainings and experiences in the vocational education” Erasmus+ VET mobility project

2018.07.24
Background: Trefort Ágoston Vocational School and Student Dormitory of Békéscsaba Center of Vocational Training has been involved in international projects since 2003. First only one or two teachers acted as coordinators, but over the years more and more of their colleagues joined them in the execution of the projects. As the member school of Békéscsaba Center of Vocational Training we would like to withdraw all the speciality of vocational studies to the mobility programmes to be able to give vocational training to our students which suits to the labor market. We have been participating in LLP tenders and formed a reliable and well-functioning relationship with numerous partners. In the tenders the participants are the partners with whom we have already carried out several successful LLP projects and with whom we would like to continue the productive mobilities in the Erasmus+ programme with involving new partners and new professions. Aims: - to realize on-the-job trainings of 69 students with the help foreign vocational schools and companies, - developing foreign language, professional, personnel, digital, entrepreneurial, intercultural, social competences of the students; - implementation of successful study tour of 18 VET professionals/teachers in foreign vocational schools and companies, - developing foreign language, professional, personnel, methodological, digital, intercultural competences of the teachers/trainers/professionals; - to realize same procedures for assessment, documentation, validation and recognition of the learning outcomes achieved abroad; - utilization of the project outcomes and documents;- operating and growing active network consisting of European educational institutions and companies. Participants and professional background: 1. Students: - trade-marketing, business administration (2 logistics assistants and 1 transport administrator) - engineering (4 central heating  and pipe fitters, 13 building engineer technicians, 10 welders, 3 industrial mechanics, 3 mechanical chippers, 4 machine-production technology technicians) - transport (6 car electronics mechanics, 8 car mechanics, 1 car technicians) - electrotechnics-electronics (3 electrical technicians, 4 high-power current electricians) - informatics (3 CAD-CAM informatics, 3 ICT administrators, 1 IT system operator) - at least one year training experience, and at least basic level English/German language skills 2. Teachers/trainers/professionals: - informatics (10 people) - building engineering, electronics, automatization (8 people) - more years professional experience, and at least intermediate level English (and German) language skills. Main steps on the project: I. Completing the application for the tender II. The continuous realization of the mobilities: 1. Making contact with the host institution (via phone calls, emails, reaching an agreement about the programs and schedules) 2. Applications for the mobilities, collecting the letters of motivation, selecting the participants 3. Preparation of the students (language, professionally, culturally, psychologically) 4. Conducting the mobilities 5. Evaluating the experiences 6. Disseminating the experiences III. Final project evaluation IV. Making final report Outcomes: Participants’ reports about their experiences. Photographs and videos made during the time of training/study visit. Minutes, work diaries, training aids and report made by the group of project participants. Development of the participants’ skills and abilities, strengthening of their professional motivation. Improvement of the quality of vocational training of the sending school, raising the quality level of the training. Increase in the number of students/teachers participating in vocational training/study visit abroad. Short-term effects: Gaining experiences during the mobility to fulfil the requirements described in the central program of the vocational training program, implementing professional training needs. As a proof of the successful completion of the training/study visit, participating student/teacher received a Europass Mobility Certificate. Long-term effects: We inform the public about the completed training through the channels of dissemination: the media and the press. As a result, the school can expect an increase in enrolment. The project helps increase the participant students’ chance of employment and give them an advantage in the job market through the experiences gained in an international work environment; through application of acquired modern knowledge, everyday and professional language skills and communication. Raising the quality level of the training with the help of the utilization of the project outcomes and documents. Partner organisations: Europroyectos Erasmusplus S.L., Spain Istituto di Istruzione Superiore F. Corni Liceo e Tecnico, Italy Itä-Uudenmaan koulutuskuntayhtymä, Finland IZI Ltd, Malta SATAKUNNAN KOULUTUSKUNTAYHTYMA, Finland Stredna odborna skola technicka - Muszaki Szakkozepiskola Komarno, Slovakia Tallinna Polütehnikum, Estonia TELLUS LIMITED, United Kingdom VITALIS Betreuungsgesellschaft für Modellprojekte mbH, Germany The project was supported by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Programme – KA1. Contract number: 16/1/KA102/022706

European cooperation for the development of vocational training - 2016-1-HU01-KA102-022860 16/1/KA102/022860

2018.04.25
European cooperation for the development of vocational training
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