Erasmus Policy Statement

International Strategy

IES Universidade Laboral is participating in both Erasmus and Leonardo Programmes.

Mobility for students´ work practise period in a company is developed under the Erasmus programme and Cooperation for innovation and good practices projects are under the Leonardo programmes in several projects, involving both students and staff.

  1. Partners are selected regarding their skills and how they could be used in each specific project so, is the project aim which show us how to select the partners among the different contacts.
  2. We have contacts all over Europe.
  3. Our main group for mobility activities are short cycle students to do a 10-12 weeks’ practise period in a company. We want to increase the number of students.

IES Universidade Laboral applies only for projects that they can develop from a technical point of view, before applying for a project staff have meetings to ensure who will be involved in the project, after the agreements we can apply. Once the project is approved IES Universidade Laboral provides all the necessary tools, human and material resources for the project success and the objectives consecution.

Expected Impact

  1. Increasing attainment levels to provide the graduates and researchers Europe Needs.
     Our participation in the programme increases the quality and recognition of VET and therefore attracts a broader cross-section of society into higher VET education and from there into university.
  2. Improving the quality and relevance of higher education. As mentioned above, our participation both in mobility and in cooperation for innovation and good practices programmes strengths the quality of our institution and the relevance of VET within education.
  3. Strengthening quality through mobility and cross-border co-operation. In a global world like ours, the students who can experience a traineeship abroad are better prepared for the challenges of the changing work market.
  4. Making the knowledge triangle work: Linking higher education, research and business for excellence and regional development. The close collaboration with companies is a must for our institution. All our students spend a compulsory internship of about 380 hours in a company to complete their education and get their certificate. By giving our students the possibility to do their traineeship in an enterprise abroad, we are widening our companies network and improving the collaboration possibilities.
  5. Improving governance and funding. So far, we have been able to increase the funding provided by the Programme thanks to the co-financing of the Galician Education Department and of the Spanish Ministry of Education. We expect this cofounding to continue.