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The Emmaus Aalter secondary school is a secondary school situated in Aalter, Flanders, the Northern part of our country Belgium. Although Aalter is still a rural village, it has recently become more and more industrial as new industries settled in the region, due to the fact that the village is situated at the crossroads of some arterial highways. The school has a general, technical and vocational department. Science, economics , modern languages and classical culture are taught in our general department where we prepare most of our pupils for University.

The technical specialties taught in our school are mechanics, electro mechanics, electricity and trade. Car mechanics and tools mechanics are the two vocational profiles we teach at Emmaus. Although the majority of pupils are in the general department, a lot of attention is paid to technical and vocational pupils. Technical and vocational departments maintain strong ties with the local industry in the field of training and work placement. Through this cooperation, a lot of pupils get a job in the local industry.

The total number of secondary pupils at Emmaus is approximately 1150 pupils with a staff of 140 (teachers, administration). At the school there is also a long tradition of cooperation with other schools, both on a national and international level. This cooperation helps to meet some of the school’s educational goals such as pupil’s participation, self-activation, respect for other cultures and creativity. Emmaus is convinced that participation in an international project gives the school’s educational project a boost and stimulates the pupils to broaden their horizon and vision on other cultures. Projects abroad will elaborate pupil’s talents, especially for those in the technical and vocational departments and will stimulate their knowledge and use of foreign languages and the use of ICT for communication. Furthermore, the Erasmus+ projects should help pupils to develop hidden talents and strengthen their self-respect

Aula de Comércio was born in 1989. It’s a private educational project, which values an active participation and a strong connection to the corporate world and to the community in general. Its aim is to open new horizons to all those who intend to obtain a vocational qualification or to develop knowledge and skills in the trade and services field. Escola de Comércio de Lisboa is a vocational school (EU level 4 qualification and Secondary Certification) and is promoted by Aula de Comércio-Estudos Técnicos e Profissionais, Lda., which currently has as partners ENSINUS – Empreendimentos Educativos SA and CCP – Confederação do Comércio e Serviços de Portugal (Social Partner).

In the presente year, we have around 600 students and 57 teachers / trainers. Key Activities: 1. Vocational/Professional Courses: Commerce Technician, Sales and Marketing Technician, Window Dressing Technician, Events Management Technician; Tourism and Hospitality Technician courses, Restaurant-Bar Technician; Cook and Pastry Technician. Apprenticeship Course: Computing Networks Technician courses (ICT’S); Aside from the secondary vocational courses, since the beginning that Escola de Comércio de Lisboa embraced the Elementary Vocational Courses, level 2 in Administrative Assistant, and level 3 in Restaurant/Food Service. 2. In-Company Training: studies for Trade and Services and implementing Training Programmes aiming the professional development of workers. 3. Talent Management Department: Databases for Work Placements, Candidates and Employers. 4. Qualifica Center: the government assigned us in 2017 with a “Qualifica Center”, which deals with adults and younger qualification and employability. The «Qualifica» Program targets adult qualification and is aimed to increase the levels of education and training, contributing to the improvement of employability.

Omnia, the Joint Authority of Education in Espoo Region is a multi-sector education provider that offers young and adult people upper secondary vocational education and training, apprenticeship training, general upper secondary education and youth workshop training as well as non-formal education courses. The member municipalities of Omnia are Espoo, Kauniainen and Kirkkonummi. Omnia offers flexibility to combine study and leisure activities into meaningful entities for different learners of all ages.  The number of students is more as 40 000 and staff is close to 1100. International and multicultural Omnia students represent more than 100 different nationalities.

Omnia is promoting inclusion, skills and well-being of citizens and boosting the vitality of municipalities, communities and enterprises of the region. Omnia is a large and modern provider of education that offers a wide range of services with a focus on supporting lifelong learning. Our actions are guided by the changing needs of the future. Our services include customer-oriented education, work-based learning and help for recruiting and services for entrepreneurs.  We offer vocational and general upper secondary education, youth workshops, professional Diplomas and liberal adult educations as well as corporate training and professional courses and recruitment support.

Omnia plays a strong role in the training of professionals in the growing Helsinki Metropolitan Area. Omnia is involved in regional education and development work and closely cooperates with the City of Espoo also for the part of international activities.

ROC A12 is part of Stichting Christelijke onderwijsgroep Vallei en Gelderland-Midden. It has a total number of 435 staff and a total number of 6,100 learners. ROC A12 is a Regional Education Centre in the eastern part of The Netherlands with establishments in the cities of Ede, Velp, Wolfheze, Wageningen, Veenendaal, Arnhem, Rheden and Barneveld. ROC A12 has over 6,000 students in total, which are divided into MBO (Intermediate Vocational Education) and VMBO (Preparatory Vocational Education). ROC A12 offers a wide range of trainings and courses. The school has a Christian identity. Every year, over 1500 students leave school with a certificate.

The school offers the following courses: Trade, Economy and Administration, Technics and Technology, Care and Welfare, ICT, Hotel and Catering, Tourism, Recreation and Wellness, Security and Sports. ROC A12 is part of entrepreneurial regional networks, national internationalisation networks (MBO-Raad and NUFFIC), and works with international networks in several KA1 and KA2 Erasmus+ projects. ROC A12 aims to educate students by providing them with a wide perspective.

International orientation plays an important role in this process and is therefore a key point of interest. Our motto is ”Broaden your horizon”. One of our promises to the students is: “At ROC A12 you have the possibility to gain a relevant and suitable international experience”. The school translates this promise into a firm approach towards her internationalisation activities. These activities are realized at all levels; from the students to the School Board of Directors. ROC A12 annually makes a considerable part of her budget available for international projects and activities. Next to this the school has been involved in various Leonardo da Vinci projects and is currently engaged in the Erasmus+ program. These projects are linked by the choice of international partners. ROC A12 now has partners in England, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Estonia, Turkey, Poland, Norway, Finland, Scotland, Portugal, Slovakia, Belgium and Iceland. By working together in educational exchange projects, the international network is structurally reinforced for a longer period of time. This makes it easier for students and teachers to work together in an international context and network even after the project period.

Next to the ties we have with partners whom we have cooperated with in the past decade, we also choose to work with new international partners. In this way we aim at developing an even wider network of international partners, both in education and in trade and industry. This helps creating a wider international horizon for students, teachers and management. ROC A12 strives for a 10% increase per year of students participating in international activities. We now have a sound foundation for internationalisation. Our ambition is to keep on stimulating our students’ international perspective by working with workgroups of coordinators and teachers and a set of fixed procedures and protocols.

Tartu Rakenduslik Kolledž (Tartu Vocational College) was established in 2002 through a merge of 4 different VET schools and it has proved it’s necessity and the ability to develop in the Estonian vocational education system. The number of students has increased year by year and by today we are the biggest vocational training institution in Estonia. We have more than 3000 students in initial vocational training, plus ca 3000 adult learners at various courses annually. We are open for versatile collaboration: we have signed co-operation contracts with major enterprises and are updating our training offer according to the labour market needs.

Tartu VOCO offers VET training based on up to date learning outcome oriented curricula. In teaching methodology we pay extra attention to practical and flexible forms of training. Today the students can get instruction on the basis of more than 70 different curricula and all these curricula have been approved by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research. A wide variety of specialities create learning opportunities for the students of today and tomorrow regardless of their age.

Main expertise of Tartu VOCO include – construction and wood work – ICT – business and commerce – light industry and beauty services – tourism, hospitality and catering – food processing technology – industrial technology – car maintenance – adult education – career planning. Tartu VOCO is participating actively in several international projects in the field of transfer of innovation, student and staff mobility, improving cooperation in WBL and strategic partnership funded by Erasmus+ and InterReg programmes of the European Union.