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Learning Detours V.A. Ltd

We invite you to cooperate in Erasmus+ KA1 and KA2 projects!

 

Learning Detours is an adult and VET training organisation in Larnaca, Cyprus. We work with VET students, teachers, adult educators, education and business organisations, providing customised training solutions, facilitated interactive workshops and mobility experiences.

 

In Erasmus+ mobility projects we act as host organisation, and also as a coordinator of the national mobility consortium sending students and staff for mobilities abroad.

 

We believe that everybody has an unlimited potential to achieve anything they dream of! VET students get a lot of technical knowledge and develop relevant skills in their schools. If they could also possess sufficient soft skills, they would become a great asset to any company that hires them. Furthermore, if they had an entrepreneurial spirit and an understanding of how businesses get started and grow, if they had an opportunity to "play" a business and experiment with ideas in a safe environment, they may get inspired and confident enough to not seek employment, but to create their own workplace and follow their dream. 

 

At Learning Detours, we have developed a 2-week mobility programme focused on entrepreneurship that inspires VET students to explore their potential, get creative, cooperate and test various business ideas. Students work on real business cases of our clients (unless they would love to explore their own business idea), supported by intensive coaching based on the process of Business Model Canvas and application of other innovative tools (e.g. Lego Serious Play). During the mobility, they improve their entrepreneurial, creativity, teamwork, communication, leadership and English language skills, and get to know Cyprus. The mobility programme is suitable for students from any study field and can be adapted to meet their needs. We usually work with groups of 15-30 students. 

 

We also offer shorter VET staff and adult educator mobility programmes on a number of themes: Game-based learning, Creativity in teaching, Design thinking, Teamwork.

 

Mobility programmes take place either in Larnaca where our company is based, or in a rural location (agrotourism accommodation) in the region of Larnaca in case the group prefers a quieter environment. We are happy to arrange study visits and cultural trips.

 

We have been involved in Erasmus+ KA2, Lifelong Learning, Leonardo DA Vinci programs since 20 years, developing learning and testing materials on entrepreneurship skills, talent management, emotional design, ecotourism, development of tourism products, creativity techniques, etc. We would like to expand our network and offer our experience to KA2 projects in VET and adult education.

 

 

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