The mobility of the second group of the project „Professional development on European practices”, no. 2020-1-PL01-KA102-078827, implemented on the basis of the Erasmus + Program, sector Vocational education and training, under which 80 students of the School of Jadwiga Grodzka in Łęczyca will finish an internship in Greece. I mobility consisted of 40 students and 4 tutors and was implemented in October 2021.
As part of the second mobility, support was provided to 40 students studying in the professions of IT technician, economics technician, photography and multimedia technician. The students took 2 weeks of practical classes and realized a cultural program, during which they visited the town of Litochoro on the edge of Mount Olympus and the Enipeas Gorge. They moved through the ravine in a still working aqueduct built on one of its steep rock faces. The end of the walk was a small waterfall and two green and blue lakes. During the next break from the internship, our students had the opportunity to meet the dominant religion in Greece – Orthodoxy, in the most amazing place – Meteors. A place where monks’ monasteries are suspended between heaven and earth. The highlight of the program was a visit to Meteora – the place where Greek priests built monasteries in the 16th century. Visiting one of them, they learned why they were raised so high in the mountains, who was their founder, and what everyday life in such a monastery looks like. The young people stopped at numerous viewpoints, where everyone had time for private photo sessions.
Students still managed to find moments to visit a charming, tiny town on the slopes of Olympus – Paleos Panteleimonas. In addition, they had the opportunity to go on a boat trip to see the picturesque islets of Greece and learn about the island culture of the country. Students from the IT technician faculty dealt with computer network administration, managed switch installation, software maintenance, network printer installation, as well as router configuration. There were also meetings and talks with experts and mentors, supporting the process of vocational education and training. The trainees were also familiarized with the installation and configuration of the Linux platform for network operation.
Apprentices studying Technician Economist learned how to prepare VAT declarations, ZUS and warehouse reports, and created databases. They got acquainted with the work in the accounting department, warehouse, customer service and the circulation of documentation. They learned how to store and archive office documents.
In turn, students in the field of Photography and Multimedia Techniques had the opportunity, among others: to determine the properties of an image recorded with a digital technique, perform computer photomontage, choose between scanning and reproducing with a digital camera, classify analog cameras by type of construction, describe photo enlargers, use photo accessories , a color temperature meter and a light meter in the incident light measurement, intelligent measurement, spot metering for tones and shadows, use a conversion filter.
The culmination of our students’ internships was to repeat all the most important information, discuss and analyze the conclusions with experts and mentors.
The internship program ended with a ceremonial conclusion with the handing over of certificates and certificates. Internships in Greece combined business with pleasure and will surely stay in the memories of each of the students for a long time.