TRAINING IN THE WORKPLACE & ERASMUS
THE VOCATIONAL AND EDUCATION TRAINING SYSTEM
At the end of High School, students may access the so-called Upper Level Cycles (to obtain the Degree of “Senior Technician”).
This degree programme involves 2.000 hours of specific training in a particular professional field.
WHAT IS TRAINING IN THE WORKPLACE
Training in the Workplace is a training block which is organised around productive activities inherent to the professional profile. The most relevant feature of this training is that it takes place in an actual productive environment (the company) where the pupils can observe and participate in the activities and functions associated to the different positions in a given job, familiarise themselves with the organisation of productive processes and with labour relations, guided and assisted by tutors appointed by the school and participating company.
• Training in the Workplace is a “training programme” which VET students must necessarily complete in order to obtain a Vocational Training degree.
• Pupils attend Training in the Workplace once they have completed the basic coursework at school. The Training in the Workplace involves 370 hours on a full-time basis.
• Pupils must receive a grade of “Pass” in order to obtain a Vocational Training Degree.
• To complete the skill levels acquired at school through a knowledge of real productive processes
• To learn about and be part of a business organisation in which students are able to perform the productive activities related to their professional profile.
• To assess the professional competence of pupils in a real working situation.
Training in the Workplace involves a collaborative effort between school and businesses. This collaborative effort requires:
• A signed collaboration agreement between both institutions in which they undertake to:
• Appoint a company tutor and a school tutor to monitor and assess pupils.
• Establish a training programme which includes the activities to be performed in the company.
• The most unique features of these “collaboration agreement” are as follows:
• There is no labour relationship between pupils and the company.
• Education Insurance, together with a liability and accident insurance taken out for this purpose by the education bodies, covers any contingencies which may befall pupils while working at the company.
• The agreement may be terminated or suspended at the request of either party.
• Development of the “training programme” activities defined in the collaboration agreement.
• The training programme will take place during the period defined by the education authorities (from March to June, included).
• The Company Tutor co-ordinates activities at the company, advising the pupil if necessary in order to facilitate the training process.
The Company Tutor issues an evaluation report of the pupil’s professional competence, which is taken into account by Teacher-Tutor for the final assessment of the module.
WORK-PLACEMENT TRAINING WITH THE ERASMUS PROGRAMME
The Vocational Training College on New Technologies “Jose Luis Garci” has the Extended Erasmus Charter.
This Charter fosters the mobility of our students in order they could develop their practices during a period about three months in companies of the audiovisual field in the European Union.
The goal of the programme is:
1. Helping the students to adapt themselves to the European labour market requirements and enhancing the comprehension of the economical and social environment within the different countries, with the aim of acquiring a professional experience.
2. Improving the students’ abilities to put their knowledge and skills into practice in new contexts.
3. Developing their social capabilities by providing them the proper tools to face new situations.
4. Enhancing the students’ knowledge within the European dimension.
5. Improvement of the languages, technician and social skills.
6. Acquirement of an entrepreneurial spirit joining in a real project and assuming a real responsibility.
7. Reinforce of the collaboration between the professional world and the educational and training world.
The practices will take place roughly from March until the end of June. The working day should last seven or eight hours.
1. To sign a Practice Arrangement between the student, the College and the company (the contract is provided by the Erasmus Programme).
2. To sign a Collaborative Agreement between the College and the enterprise (the agreement is provided by the Regional Government of Madrid).
3. To draw up and sign a Work Programme, where is specified the tasks and functions within the workplace and the abilities and skills that the student should have acquired at the end of the practices.
4. Compromise of quality, which is a standard document that details the functions and responsibilities of the parties. This document also belongs to the Work Programme.
5. The enterprise has to appoint a tutor who guides the students to develop their practices.
6. Students weekly fill in a sheet describing the activities that have developed, as well as a monthly summary for the company tutor.
7. The company tutor must fill in a final report, where the student practices are evaluated.
8. Students are covered by casualty insurance and by public-liability insurance.
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