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.
Our student José Manuel Cabrera Simonet will do a practical Leonardo training in Kotka-Finland. He is a student of our micro informatics and networks two years course. He has being doing a spetial English course to improve his level prior his departure. He has also done a practical training in a local company in Es Castell.
On May 18th he started his training in the company Zecomputer. He is supposed to help developing web sites. We wish him an excellent stay in Finland and wait for his news.
Our student Vicente Roche stayed four weeks in Florence at a company called Linea Comune S.P.A. This was part of the Leonardo project. Linea Comune is an institutional company developing web sites, electronic administration, e-government, knowledge management systems, CRM, CMS, Local Networks, GIS, etc.
Two Computer Science teachers from IES Joan Ramis i Ramis, Quin Xaudiera and Kico Borràs were in Finland (Jyväskylä, about 3 hours north from Helsinki). This was part of the VETPRO project. In Finland they met other teachers from the Balearic Islands (Cristina Camacho, at the picture, among them).
During they stay, could visit vocational studies schools, student residences and companies. One of the main objectives was to be able to send our students to Finland for future exchanges for on the job training.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The first experience our High School had in vocational studies exchanges was in 2002. We have contacted with the professor that organized the exchanges at that time (Domingo Freitas) to include the information in this Blog. We appreciate his help to recover these information.
In May 2002 our Higher degree in Computer Science student Estefanía Trilla Cabra went to Leeds for a practical training of 160 hours.
In May 2003 another student, Jordan Garriga, went to another company in the UK for also 160 hours of practical training. He learned a lot and improved his English skills.
Both on the job trainings were part of the Leonardo da Vinci project. The students stayed with a family and both stays were a success for both parts: the students and the host companies.