It was hard to organize second mobility within the project „Practice makes perfect – students of ZS3 in Kraśnik on a foreign professional internship” due to COVID-19, but we finally managed to achieve success. Between 21st of September and 2nd of October 30 students and 3 teachers spent time in Greece, having intense time full of work and interesting excursion.
Vocational training itself was implemented with the highest standards. Students studying in the profession of IT technician developed their skills concerning diagnostic work and IT equipment service. After the training they know how to create and install software and administer computer networks. They also became familiar with various programming languages and methods of creating CCTV monitoring. A huge added value was constituted by the opportunity to compare functioning of IT companies in different EU countries. What is worth mentioning, is the fact that suitable adjustment of students’ duties enabled them to develop skills connected with working in a team, organizing own workplace and working under pressure.
Hotel Management technicians were conducting activities concerning everyday guests service and taking care of efficient functioning of the hotel. They developed skills connected with work in hotel reception, including check in and check out procedures, the use of reservation system and communication with other hotel departments. They also became familiar with the regulations concerning customer service in hotel restaurant and the functioning of room-service and floor management.
As part of his apprenticeship program, the Logistics Technician carried out his apprenticeship in a Greek company that operates in the logistics industry. Students acquired to carry out inventories using specialized programs and modern methods. They learned how to negotiate and conclude with contractors. They also learned how to create schedules and plans for logistics work, as well as planning the use of warehouse space. The students also became familiar with typical computer programs used in logistics, such as WF-Mag or MS Excel, on which they performed many different tasks and orders. They were related not only to the costing and planning of warehouse space, but above all to the management and modification of databases. They also got acquainted with the circulation of documents in the company and the methods of internal and external communication. They also learned how to create financial statements and economic analysis and use them in carrying out tasks and planning. The students also acquired the ability to perform basic warehouse tasks, such as receiving, issuing and completing orders.
All of the students developed also positive attitudes, such as openness towards new challenges or the urge of self-improvement. Significant value was also constituted by acquiring professional experience and improving language skills in English, which is truly welcomed at modern labor market.
In order to provide proper validation of achieved by the students learning outcomes various certificates and tools were implemented. They include:
– certificate confirming participation in preparatory workshops prior to the mobility (language, cultural and pedagogical training)
– certificate confirming participation in vocational training
– Europass Mobility document stating acquired skills and competences.
The initiative is financed within “International educational mobility of students and graduates, and the vocational training staff” project realized from PO WER funds under the framework of Erasmus+ program, Vocational education and trainings section.