Our school, Eötvös Loránd Technical Grammar and Vocational School, is in Kaposvár which situates in the south-western part of Hungary. It is one of the largest educational institutes in the region.
We applied for two projects and luckily we could implement both of them. One of our mobility programmes took part in Milan with 12 persons of IT and 12 persons of police students.
The second mobility was placed in Wien, in which 11 engineer, 3 electricians, 3 industrial mechanics, 2 welders, 3 CNC engineering and 2 car mechanic students took part.
Our main goal was to raise the quality of education of our school to Western European level by focusing more on practice. This was already achieved by providing practical lessons for students continuously. However, we wanted to show them how these professions work and what conditions they require from us in the visited country. Besides, we also intended to give further opportunity for our students to practice their skills and use their acquired knowledge. It was an important experience for everyone to meet a foreign culture.
The routines increased our student’s chances to find their place at the national labour market and abroad as well. Another point of view is that they experienced how to be successful abroad, so if they plan to work there, they will be able to prepare.
Our accompanying teachers paid special attention to the project and they also gained new professional experiences. They were able to monitor their teaching methods, could get closer to the students, improve their language skills and took apart in new challenges. Besides, our staff had a chance to learn new professional techniques which will definitely be useful for our education.