When Participating in Mobility Activities – Before mobility
From the beginning of the course the students eager to participate in a mobility project will be taught 2 hours of French per week by the mobility Coordinator, as a complement of their normal subjects.
The language platform OLS, which has been created by the Department of Education, will be also used. This platform is useful to see the students’ progress during the course, before and after their stay in France.
Also, we have met with our French partner and have talked about the importance of having a database with technical, specific vocabulary. This is being created and we will use it to work together in the growth of this database that will include specific vocabulary of each specialty.
The Catalan Ministry of Education has a general insurance for all the students registered in every public centre in Catalonia. For this reason, all the students participating in an Erasmus project are covered in the following cases:
– Personal accidents, both at school and during the traineeship.
– Civil and asset responsibility, covering the damages caused by the students during the traineeship.
Apart from the general insurance, we contract an extra insurance which includes the risks that can appear in the international mobility.
When Participating in Mobility Activities – During Mobility
Before staring the mobility the students are taught how to write a curriculum and a letter of introduction, which we send to our partner in order to find firms for their mobility activities.
At the beginning of the mobility the teachers will introduce them to the companies and plan together with them the students’ mobility activities. At the end of the stay, the teachers will be with them again in order to avaluate the mobility.
The period of time when our teachers are not with the students, the monitoring will be done by the host centre, which is in contact with our centre telematically. Thanks to this constant contact we will be able to work out the daily problems which can appear during the mobility period.
The evaluation, as said before, will be done by our teachers at the end of the mobility period and the firm will certify that the mobility has been successfully passed.
On the other hand, there is also a procedure for the mobility period of our partner’s students: Our partner has already sent us the curriculum and the letter of introduction before the students’ arrival, with which we have already contacted with the different firms participating in the mobility project. We try to adjust each profile to the most suitable company. Besides, i fit is needed, we also help our partners to find the accomodation and to solve any other problem.
The arrival day they are taken to their lodgings- After that they are introduced to the firms and to our high school in order to be their reference point in case of any trouble. During the mobility activities they are also monitorised by us, in telematic contact with their French tutors.
At the end of the mobility, the partners are also accompanied to the companies in order to complete the students’ evaluation.
When Participating in Mobility Activities – After Mobility
The fulfillment of a job training in a firm (FCT in Catalonia) is compulsory to get the professional degree, so the students can do it here or abroad but the procedure to follow is the same.
All the mobilities which are not fulfilled in EU countries require the previous signature of a collaboration agreement between the direction and the firm, association or institution, where the mobility activities will be completed.
This agreement must include minimum:
– The guarantee that the working centre is suitable for the mobility, as far as the contents that the student can receive and also from the point of view of security and occupational health.
– The agreement from the educational institution on monitoring the mobility activities, concreting the suitable procedure and the person in charge of it.
– The evaluation system followed
When the agreement comes from an educational institution,a copy of the collaboraton agreement must be sent after signing it.
ECTS is the acronym for European credit transfer system and it has been adopted by all the universities in the EU zone in order to guarantee the uniformity and the quality of their studies. It consists of evaluating the training (25-30 hours) done by the student following the official programme. It is recognised by the card Europass, which introduces clearly the qualifications of each individual.