VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRAINING (VET)
What is the VET program ?
VET mobility has a clear value in helping young people open up their minds, widen their social, professional and transversal skills,develop a taste for innovation and initiative and a sense of European citizenship. Long-term placements abroad have a higher added value for learners in terms of developing job specific skills and an even better acquaintance with the foreign language,culture and work environment,thus boosting their employability.
How long is the VET ?
From 3-4 weeks.
What is the profile of the candidates ?
Students in vocational training schools and/or university
How do we manage VET project ?
The European programmes offer young people the opportunity to know other people and other cultures, to grow professionally, to establish interesting contacts and links at local and international level and to be more conscious of their own identity. Aiming at the professional and personal development of the participants, we also work to help them to feel European citizens. In this sense, we would like to stress the importance of the intercultural learning.
Therefore, even though the main aim of the VET projects is the work placement, Nexes offers othersaspects such as:
– Local Workplacement
– Tutoring and evaluation
– Accommodation with local families or in hostels
– Sociocultural Program
– Language Course
– Local Transport
– Transfer from/to the airport
Work sectors we offer are:
“Hello, my name is Elisa, this summer I was in Barcelona and I worked in ACJ YMCA, avoluntary association for people with economic problems, I, in particular, workedwith children from 4 to 7 years old. Although at the end of the day I was verytired, I liked this job a lot and it was very useful. I would like to thank the Nexes and Iwould like to go back to Spain."
Nexes supports this kind of exchanges by offering sociocultural activities. For instance, in a Trencadis-workshop we imitated Gaudi‘s technique which not only supported the idea of interculural exchange but also taught us about the famous Catalan architecture. We also made hand-made ice-cream and could see the Castellers – an event in which people build a human tower. This is very typical for Catalonia and a long tradition. All these activities were fun.
“In the first week we had spanish class, where we got to know with interestingpeoples from other countries. We learned the basical knowledge of the spanishlanguage and a lot about the attractions in Barcelona and in Spain. The teachers werereally nice and we had a lot of fun”
"During my internship in Barcelona, I was accommodated with a sweet, elderly lady named Amparo. Besides me, she also had two Italian students living there. They helped me, if I had any questions, since Amparo did not speak English and I unfortunately do not speak Spanish. I received a warm welcome when I arrived. Lunch was served and then we had espressos and chocolates from her birthday reception. She wasongoing and full of energy despite her age. She turned 90 years old the day before Icame.”
"Adam spent three weeks in Barcelona, doing an intership in a wooden toys company, designing and manufacturing toys. Referring to his tutor and coworker, he said: "Working with these two guys (Laffayete and Javi) has been more than incredible. Getting to know them, and their friends. They are both enjoyable to be around, and they definitely made my stay inBarcelona unforgettable."