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Erasmus Policy Statement

 CIFP Coroso is a Vocational Training School where students can take up their training on these 4 sectors:

 

 - Motor vehicles

- Electricity and electronics

- Climate control of houses and business

- Food industry

 

We offer 7 diplomas, and 2 of them are Advanced Vocational Training Cycles, higher education which give the possibility to access to the Programme. So, most of our mobilities are through the Leonardo Programme, and also, we have a wider experience on mobilities sponsored by Galician government.

 

Our institution’s strategy is focused on raising the quality of our vocational training courses and the employability of our students. And so it is our international strategy, which pursues to increase the quality of our student’s performance and their possibilities of access to the labour market in an international stage, through the modernization and improving of their technical, communication and organization skills, and all those related to entrepreneurship.

 

Some of CEIP Coroso principles are:

 

-Educate and train citizens to fully develop in society by improving their professional, personal and social skills.

-Facilitate access to employment to our students, collaborating with other schools, institutions and companies.

-Participate and collaborate in social and economic development, not only in our region but also throughout Europe and other countries.

 

Our partners are companies in the sectors of our vocational training courses. National or international companies in the host country, which have the appropriate infrastructure, staff and method for the success of our student’s training.

We have always tried to have the support of a high school in the host country, hitherto Romany or Italy, such as the high schools Grup Scolar Victor Jinga and Istituto Tecnico e Liceo Sarrocchi.

In addition, after the third year of the Programme, consideration will be given to the possibility of participating in study mobilities and of sending our students to take some training modules in Italy, Romany and other possible countries. This will require high schools with a similar curriculum.

 

With regard to the geographical area, we look for suitable companies in Latin-languages-speaking countries, but also with a good English language level, for our students, who will have to acquire a minimum level of proficiency in the host country's language and a higher level in English, to improve this language, that will help them to travel and work in a globalized world. Other criteria which will be taken into account are: labour supply, reference within the sector, or necessary language in the profession. Always having the help of a host country’s high school and well recognised companies, and developing positive links in these new areas.

Some of our objectives are:

 

- Provide our students with a better knowledge of the European and international labour market.

- Improve the training and skills of our students.

- Improve access to life-long learning.

- Break down barriers to linguistic immersion.

- Enhance the efficiency and quality of education and training.

 

Our target groups are students of second year that have performed successfully all the academic modules except the “On the Job Training” module, and are willing to acquire it abroad, and, although they had had some difficulties with the English language in the past, are now interested in its learning, at least at a level that allows them to correctly perform their traineeship. Students that have lacked opportunities to travel abroad and that now can have an opportunity to break down their language and cultural barriers.

 

Students will be selected on the basis of their attitude and aptitude to carry out the Programme. We are going to take into account their economic conditions, rejecting all forms of discrimination: gender, race, disability, religion… Candidate’s requirements will be announced on our website. The selection for the possible candidates to do their internship in a foreign country will be made by a committee of teachers from our own school. Students will have to undertake to study the language, customs and culture of the host country.

With regard to staff mobility, teachers will be selected on the basis of the expected contribution of these activities to the improvement of the training of our students and the quality of the teaching work, as well as to the strengthening of crossborder collaboration.

 

Other staff will be selected on the basis of the possibility of improvement of the organisation and the development of our institution’s strategy, as well as to the strengthening of cross-border collaboration.

We expect to be able to find in the long term some European and international vocational training schools that share our curricula in order to collaborate in the development of joint vocational training courses.

 

Our school manages 70 student’s local internships on average per year, and holds a portfolio of more than 200 companies that have signed collaborative agreements with us.

Every year our school’s teachers provide training to local companies at our school or inside the companies. This relationship with the business fabric allows us to get companies where foreign students can do their internships and also for hosting foreign staff.

 

We aim to foster the global internationalization of our institution, not only by the student’s mobilities. We believe that this internationalization must be extended to networking activities.

Our intention is to offer students the possibility of doing their internships in another country’s companies, but also to provide local companies for European and international vocational training schools. These internships will be developed according to the curriculum, as we've done this year.

 

Our partners sign intent letters and a contract where each part takes their responsibility on the Programme in order to guarantee its success. The project will be monitored and assessed all along the process by all the parties involved, so we can better evaluate the final results.

We have planned to strengthen links with other foreign institutions, and to get opportunities for our teachers to get trained abroad and collaborating experiences, aimed to improve the quality of our school’s teaching, so that the quality of the training of our pupils will be increased.

 

We collaborate in getting companies to do the internships with other Galician schools that offer training courses different from our own.

We'll continue to promote cross-borders internships among our students, and we intend to increase the number of collaborating institutions, such as schools to host and send students.

We take it as an important objective to give publicity to the European and international training experiences, to improve the Programme in several ways, and also to get more applications.

 

 

Our participation in the Programme will help us achieve our objectives related to the 5 priorities of the Modernisation Agenda, in the following ways:

 

1- Increasing attainment levels to provide the graduates and researches Europe needs. In addition to improving their technical skills, placement mobility does not only improve the quality and their possibilities of employment of our graduates, but facilitate their future mobilities, by performing the first one with the support of both countries institutions. And it motivates them to a deeper study of their field of training, and promotes innovation.

 

2 - Improving the quality and relevance of higher education. The fact that our students participate in an Erasmus Program gives them the opportunity to apply and enhance their knowledge in a wider environment, and this improves and completes their training, raising the level of their technical, communication, organizational and entrepreneurial skills, and a higher level of autonomy in the performance of their work and foster long life learning. In addition, the broadcast of their mobility experiences increases the interest for the course and motivation. Also, our strategic alliance with other institutions promotes the modernization and updating of methods, systems, use of new technologies...

 

3 - Strengthening quality through mobility and cross-border cooperation. We have developed cooperation with companies and institutes in other countries, with the aim that our students can do a traineeship mobility to improve their technical, communication and organization skills, and all those related to entrepreneurship, and that will be in the advantage of their chances of finding a job and of value creation in companies in which they will work, in their greatest business creation potential, and ultimately, it will create value in the community.

 

4 – Linking higher education, research and business for excellence and regional development. It is a policy objective of our institution to join the efforts of all sectors. We are an active part in the development of our region. We are constantly cooperating with business associations and with the councils in our geographical area. In our governing board there are representatives of the city council, of our regional government and of local companies. All of them take part in the strategic decisions of the school. And also our actions have an impact on their activities, being present in their media, websites, press releases ...

 

5 - Improving governance and funding. It is a priority for us the management efficiency. Among other measures, we have not hired private intermediary companies, and the institutions that have advised and helped us did not charge for their services. And we commit ourselves to carry on with this policy.



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