Our organization together with School Complex name Wl. St. Reymonta in Małaszewicze implemented a project entitled „We gain knowledge and skills on a European internship” no. POWERVET 2020-1-PL01-KA102-080732 from 01/10/2020 – 30/09/2021. The practical placement has been organized within the framework of a systemic project “International educational mobility of students, graduates and vocational education staff” implemented by the Foundation for the Development of the Education System in Warsaw co-financed by the European Union under the European Social Fund, Operational Program Knowledge Education Development.

Participation in the project was addressed to a total of 50 students from grades II and III, studying IT technicians (4 students), railway transport technicians (25 students), port and terminal operation techniques (21 students).

Professional mobility of students to Greece took place in two rounds:

  • 24/05/2021 – 04/06/2021 for 25 students and 2 teachers
  • 07/06/2021 – 18/06/2021 for 25 students and 2 teachers

In the first round of internships, 25 students from the railway transport techniques profile.

During the second mobility, 4 students from the IT technician profile and 21 students from the profession of port and terminal operation technician took part in the internship.

The main goals of the project were:

– Acquisition of professional qualifications and skills of students studying the above-mentioned profiles.

– Increasing language competences in the field of professional English.

– Developing social, personal and cultural skills among participants.

– Introducing participants to mobility and free movement in the labor market and supporting participants of vocational education and training in acquiring and using knowledge, skills and qualifications; preparing young people to enter the modern labor market.

Students from the profession of railway transport technician completed internships concerning:

– Industry English in terms of vocabulary related to rail transport

– Construction of railway infrastructure, including tunnels and viaducts

– Shipping documentation

– Work in various positions, including: conductor, train driver, ticket cashier

– They got acquainted with attaching the rails to the railway decks

– They got to know the markings of the rolling stock

– They got acquainted with the maneuvers at the train station

– They learned the differences in power supply to trains

Students from the IT technician profile gained competences in the field of:

– configuration of computer hardware and software,

– operating software used in the company,

– knowledge of the organization and equipment of the enterprise for the purposes of information processing,

– can use information processing technologies,

– got acquainted with design and programming

After completing the internship, each mobility participant in the port and terminal operation techniques profile gained knowledge, skills and competences in the field of:

– Industry English in terms of vocabulary related to port and terminal operation

– Information processing and industry documentation

– Become familiar with the elements of infrastructure and superstructure of ports and terminals

– Familiar with the spatial development system

– Creation of operational documentation

– Organization of reloading work in the port with the use of handling equipment

– Identification of loads using the RFID system and barcodes

– Occurring hazards when working with reloading

– Assessment of the technical condition of units and elements of reloading devices

During their free time from internships, the participants of the project implemented a cultural program, i.e. visiting the tourist attractions of the region. Including a cruise to the island of Skiathos with sightseeing of the island and sunbathing, and Meteora – Orthodox monasteries on rocky hills inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In addition, in the afternoons after the classes, we visited the closest attractions, such as the Castle of the Crusaders in Platamonas, the Enipea River Gorge in Litochoro and the village at the foot of the Olympus Massif called Palios Panteleimonas.

After completion of the internship, each student received a formal confirmation of participation in the mobility, an English version certificate handed over by our Coordinator during the mobility summary on the last day.

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