International Career Exploration
This project offered vocational students the opportunity to gain work experience for 2 weeks in London, UK. The students came from Comfort Training College in Germany and were taking courses on social care and catering. The students learning about social care gained knowledge about the UK’s multi-agency approach focusing on equal opportunities and child protection which they had not yet covered in detail. They also visited the Charles Dickens museum and Lambeth College. The student about catering learned about the vegan movement in the UK and how food can affect the wellbeing of people.
Students in vocational training experience many advantages for their professional development during and after international work experiences in Europe. The majority of participants feel that it has increased their confidence in general and to work internationally, fostered their mobility and enhanced their CVs & therefore their employability.
It opened up a whole new world of possibilities and opportunities which many participants have not even considered before going on an international placement. It creates a platform to interact in another language, link up with experienced professionals in their vocational area of work in order to learn from them, explore the subject in depth and engage with the community through meetings & surveys in order to capture their perception about the subject matter in the host country.
After completing their stay the students produced the following presentations: