Monday, May 27, 2013
As suggested in the Erasmus application, we publish our overall Strategy as described in our proposal of May 2013.
1st Part: international strategy
Our High School wants to offer our students the possibility to have an international experience both as a host institution coordinating work placements in local companies and as a sending institution.
Both are important: receiving international students would be a way to expose all our ICT students and staff to foreign people. Offering a room in a student's or teacher's place can be a win-win option for both of them. We can say the same for the mentorship program. Our mobility coordinator has traineeship and working experience in most European countries and can help all of them to organise the exchanges.
- Partners: We choose partners with ICT experience and if possible countries where students can improve their English. Being able to work in this language is a must for our students. English should be the country's first or second language (as in Holland for example).
- Geographical area: It is not important. All areas following the previous requirements can be interesting. We are happy to receive students from any country as well. No restrictions.
- Our main target is students and their mobilities. When possible we can also participate in staff programs. Our main objective is giving our students the possibility to be prepared to work abroad when graduated. Being able to participate in international projects from our island is also interesting to help our local economy. As they study ICT and the main language in the web is English, e-commerce allow us to sell products and services in a global world. Physical products have geographical barriers from our island but they don't exist in the Internet.
At the moment our institution, offering only a short cycle, does not participates in the development of double/multiple/joint degrees.
2nd Part: strategy for the organisation and implementation of international cooperation projects in teaching and training in relation to projects implemented under the
Not applicable at the moment
3rd Part: expected impact of your participation in the Programme on the modernisation of your
institution (for each of the 5 priorities of the Modernisation Agenda) in terms of the policy objectives you intend to achieve.
We will divide the answer into 5 parts according to the 5 priorities of the Modernisation Agenda:
1) Our institution is located in the island of Menorca. Most of our young students have never been abroad. Receiving Erasmus students and also sending our young people abroad is a good way to open their minds and encourage them to continue travelling, learning and studying. At the moment it is easy for students to pass from the vocational studies we provide to the university degrees in ICT. And a significant percentage of our students go to Universities in the mainland of Spain, mostly Barcelona, Palma and Madrid. We can also expect that some of these students return to our island and help
improving their future employers work or even become entrepreneurs.
2) Only having a short cycle and our students being able to pass easily to the universities, one of our goals is to teach our students how to learn and how to keep their knowledge updated in an always changing ICT field as it is the web applications. Like this the idea of going to the universities is a wish for most students. There is a way to recognize at the University some of the subjects done during the vocational studies. This encourages the students to continue their studies.
3) Being a small High School offering a short Cycle in ICT we cannot help much in the cross-border co-operation, at least not as much as a University. Most of the decisions about these fields, hiring staff for example, are taken at the local government in Palma. The only think is to make our students aware of the international co-operation opportunities. Being an important tourist destination also helps to expose our staff and students to international relations. Having read the document we are happy to see that the proportion of students expending a traineeship abroad will raise to 20 %. This possibility will improve the quality of our studies.
4) At our High School we do not do any research at all but we can help our students to get into business. At their final module they do a project focussed in opening a company with the knowledge they get studying ICT. Besides, a lot of teachers have experience as entrepreneurs and try to transmit their knowledge to the students. At the moment, in our island some embryonic projects are being prepared related to increase the ICT industry in our island. As a ICT department we try to be involved in some of them. Maybe some spin-offs will appear in the future. As it is said in the document, “exploit the transformational benefits of ICT and other new technologies”, we try to produce knowledge workers.
5) As a small High School, we depend on the local government in Palma for funding, human resources management, etc. We cannot decide much about where to invest. The only think we could do is to cooperate more with private companies to get support. We already cooperate with institutions that receive our students to do traineeships and they come to our school to explain their work.
Friday, May 17, 2013
- We have agreement to interesting local companies.
- Students get full support from our mobility coordination
- We assign a mentor fellow local student to help him/her integration in local life.
- We search for a room with local students to practice Spanish/Catalan languages. Price to be agreed by them.
- We assign a tutor at the company. In you application you have to specify which languages you are fluent with, to assign the proper tutor.
- They can practice Spanish and/or Catalan. Linguistic support by us.
- Participating in High School life to get involved in our social activities.
- You can discover the beautiful Island of Menorca. More info and pictures: Menorcaapata
- Enginy web http://www.enginyweb.com EnginyWeb is specialized in software development focuses to companies that want to get the most from the Internet oportunities.
- Social Vane http://socialvane.com Their exclusive system uses artificial intelligence to analyze people's conversations happening in social media, detect those interested in products or services related with your company, and contact the best candidates to generate new real customers
- Sm2 http://www.sm2baleares.es/ SM2 is a company with its headquarters in Palma de Mallorca developing end-to-end enterprise solutions. They have Systems, development and infrastructures. In Menorca they are in charge of the main Hospital ICT (Mateu Orfila Hospital
- App Informatica web site
App informàtica is a known ICT franchise in Spain. They sells and repairs computers, laptops and related material.
For more information, you can contact with Kico Borràs: email@example.com
To participate in the project we need to receive Letter of motivation and Curriculum Vitae of foreign students. We will send them to the local cooperating companies. More information about our institution: www.iesjoanramis.org
To the local companies companies: if you want to receive students please contact with with Kico Borràs: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
- When you travel abroad to do an Erasmus traineeship it belongs to the "on company training" module (FCTs - Formació en Centres de Treball)
- This module has 22 ECTs and you are suposed to dedicate 400 hours. The whole studies have 60 ECTs. Every subject has each equivalent in ECTs. See table below.
- You can do two or three months abroad. Three months is recommended.
- If you stay abroad 3 months, you complete the whole module and get the 22 ECTs.
- If you travel 2 months then you get the proportional part of ECTs and you have to complete the 400 hours in local companies. To get the ECTs you need to succesfully pass both trainings: local and abroad.
ECTs table for Web Application Development
|Module||hours||ECTs (European Credit Transfer System)|
|1st course: 3 terms--||---||---|
|Data Bases||170 + 90 in English||12|
|Markup languages and information management systems||120||7|
Job training and work orientation
|2nd course: 2 terms--||---||---|
|Web development in client environment||125||9|
|Web development in server environment||160 + 40 (all in English)||12|
|Web applications deployment||90||5|
|Web interfaces design||125||9|
|Project: web applications development||40||5|
|Business and enterpreneurship||60||4|
|FCTs (on job training)||400||22|
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
IES Joan Ramis i Ramis de Maó awarded a charter EUCX (Erasmus University Charter) under the Lifelong Learning Programme
The Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency – EACEA has awarded our High School -IES Joan Ramis i Ramis de Maó – the Extended Erasmus University Charter (standard charter and student placements)
With it, our institution will participate, at least until the course 2013/14, in this european project and will benefit our Computer Science vocational students.
The main objectives of this program will be the following:
- To obtain more practical experience exchanges abroad for our students and teachers, as it happens at the universities. Our higher studies are a pre-university study and our students can get ECVET credits.
- To allow foreign students and teachers to visit our institution and have a practical training in our island.
- To increase the number of people with a knowledge of foreign languages.
- To allow foreign students and teachers to learn from our culture and languages.
- To give a high quality education to our students
- To accomplish the compromise of a continuous improvement as it is established in our Strategic Plan and in the list of compromises of our institution.
Friday, May 27, 2011
The basic idea would be the following:
* between one and three months in a company in Minorca: between January and March.
* The student must be able to communicate in Spanish, English or French.
* We would receive their Curriculum and send them to the companies for the final selection.
* We cannot offer payment to the students, so the best way would be if they have a Leonardo or similar.
* We would help the student to find a room with a family or help him/her to find a cheap hostel. It also depends in the languages they can communicate with.
Companies here are small computer shops and a telecommunications
company. Probably the most interesting for students is to see how
companies work in our island, improve their Spanish and get to know our nice
island (www.menorca.es ).
For further information can contact with us at:
Kico Borràs Palmer
Skype username kicoborras (send an e-mail in advance to connect)
Our High School has just applied to get the Extended Erasmus University Charter (standard charter and student placements). Now its time to wait and hope we will get it. It would be very interesting for our vocational students to be able to do part of their practical training abroad.