THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A HIGH-TECH CENTER

THE OCCASION OF LIVING AN EMANCIPATING EXPERIENCE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

VET STUDENTS INTO TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES
The VET education is an effective and accessible way for students at risk of social exclusion to improve their employability possibilities and their inclusion, since it allows them to technically train in a short time to perform a job and try to access the market labor. However, not even obtaining a degree aimed at professional training ensures access to the labor market or real possibilities of emancipation.

The objective is to promote the development of technological and digital skills, along with critical thinking, through the implementation of a VET student mobility network in high-tech centers, which allowing the implementation of an innovative system of practices in technological companies based on virtual tools collaborative work methodologies and virtual training materials. All this through the strategic partnership formed by several research centers, technology-based companies and VET education centers throughout Europe.

This Project continues and complements the “CRITICAL THINKING AS A STEP FORWARD IN VET EDUCATION” initiative, where curricular adaptations were generated for VET centers to promote the training of their students for their work in technological centers, at the same time, the research center adapts its work processes for the inclusión of these students.

In previous projects, we focused on technology centers and VET centers, allowing them to show VET students how to analyze and develop the skills to work in a technology center. We now believe that we must focus on the students themselves.

We will provide them with useful tools to carry out work practices so that these young people have a first work experience in a motivating and appealing job where they are involved in the development of state-of-the-art projects and improve their curriculum before of their subsequent access to the job market. work, because these young people can have great motivation and dynamism to overcome their barriers.

ACHIEVEMENTS AND BENEFICIARIES

VET students who belong to groups at risk of exclusion from particularly disadvantaged areas. This project will allow these students get training and access to a first experience in a job motivating and attractive in the technology sector.

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OUTPUTS AND OTHER RESULTS

This project will generate two high quality results with replication capability.            These results will accompany VET students during their mobility and provide them with the virtual and digital tools necessary for their job.

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IMPLEMENTATION ACTIVITIES

Throughout the project, 4 transnational meetings will be held, as well as various national activities for the development of results, bilateral meetings with experts and visibility activities.

 

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VISIBILITY & DISSEMINATION

Thanks to the dissemination plan and the continuous work of all the partners, we will achieve great dissemination and impact by holding a multiplier event and a wide range of activities that will involve various countries at the European level.

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CHOOSE YOUR OWN WAY

ON YOUR SIDE: VIRTUAL ASSISTANT FOR EUROPEAN MOBILITIES IN TECHNOLOGICAL CENTERS

ON YOUR SIDE: VIRTUAL ASSISTANT FOR EUROPEAN MOBILITIES IN TECHNOLOGICAL CENTERS DESCRIPTION A digital educational software that will accompany the VET student at risk of exclusion during the entire mobility process. From the moment the student considers participating in European mobility until the moment it is evaluated as a success by his teacher at the VET center. This digital environment will contain all the useful information for students who want to do mobilities in the technology sector and its main…

PERSONALIZED DIGITAL COURSE FOR LABOR TRAINING IN A TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER

PERSONALIZED DIGITAL COURSE FOR LABOR TRAINING IN A TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER DESCRIPTION The personalized digital course consist of an innovative structured virtual course specifically aimed at students developing specifically the competences of the VET training curriculum related to the digital and technological field, as well as the skills that will be required in the workplace where they perform their mobility. OBJECTIVES The main objective is to enable students to have the skills required to take over some function in innovation projects,…

THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN CO-FUNDED BY ERASMUS PLUS PROGRAM
PROJECT MOMENTS
Bilateral meeting with IES Isaac Peral
Initial support days SEPIE
Bilateral virtual meeting with RedTree Making Projects
Bilateral virtual meeting with IES Neus Català
M1-First Transnational virtual meeting
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Initial support days SEPIE
PROJECT PRESENTATION
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COORDINATION MEETING
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2ºTransnational Virtual Meeting
INSTERNSHIP SYSTEM IN HIGH-TECH CENTERS
The internship system in high-tech centers has the objective that VET students achieve educational success and full social inclusion through an innovative educational process.
That is the reason why we will give them an opportunity to work in a high-tech center, where they can put into practice what they have learned during their VET studies but adapted to a Tech Center's demanding environment and collaborating in the most innovative projects but carrying out the tasks corresponding to their intermediate vocational training cycle.

In short, they will live an experience that changes their lives, where they not only experience the opportunities of a first job (with a salary, an experience of living autonomously and a first contact with adult life), but also the duties and obligations that this involves (seriousness, responsibility, analysis of the consequences of the decisions one makes…).

This system of practices will allow:

PROMOTING INCLUSION

We promote inclusion thanks to the integration of VET students at risk of exclusion in work environments where they will have the opportunity to overcome their barriers, see their skills valued and face new situations.

FIRST EMANCIPATORY EXPERIENCE

Students will have the opportunity to live autonomously for three months in another country in the network. We will give them the opportunity to have a first contact with adult life and the duties that this entails (responsibility, analysis of the consequences, paid employment in a high-tech center …).

CRITICAL THINKING

Critical thinking is a fundamental piece both for work in high-tech centers and in personal development. Therefore, it constitutes an essential part of the methodology carried out in the courses that students will follow throughout the mobilities.

CURRICULAR PROMOTION

The mobilities will offer the student the opportunity to improve their skills and abilities and focus them towards the job market, improving their curriculum and offering them a full job opportunity. We will motivate students to achieve their educational and work goals.

THE PROJECT PROMOTERS

Luis Gómez Estrada

Luis Gómez Estrada, was born in Valencia in 1980, with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design by “Universidad Politécnica de Valencia”, experienced in the research field at the “Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia” (UPV). Actually is CEO of Ikasia technologies and has experience as head of the 3D department in an engineering services companies. He has a broad experience in European and international project’s management and coordination.

José Luis Gómez Ribelles

José Luis Gómez Ribelles is a full professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València, carrying out his research work at the Centre for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, CBIT, of that university. He is currently the principal investigator of one of the research units of the CIBER-BBN of the Instituto de Salud Carlos III. His current line of research focuses on the development of biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Mª Concepción Solano Martínez

With a degree in English and German studies (University of Valencia, 1980), I have worked as a secondary school teacher (retired 2018). I have always had a strong interest in methodology. I worked for a school term in Beaconsfield grammar School as an exchange teacher. Member of the work team for the elaboration of the curriculum of the program “Integrated curriculum mec-British council”. I have also been a teacher trainer for the Teaches and Resources Centre in Murcia.

Panagiotis Chatzipapas

Panagiotis Chatzipapas is agronomist. He studied Agricultural Biotechnology at Agricultural University of Athens and he did his Master in Applied Biology and Biotechnology at faculty of Biology in the University of Patras. He teaches agriculture at 1st Epagelmatiko Lykeio Kato Achaias and he is the head of Agriculture, ICT and Economy sector. A very important part of his activity in VET, is to design and implement training projects for students and teachers in VET.

Panagiotis Karampelas

He works as a teacher in secondary technical education with specialization in computers and design implementation circuits and also the design and development of algorithmic structures. Now days is the Headmaster in VET Secondary School. He has 2 Masters, Ecomomics in Education and In School Managment.
Also, Manage and Organize Erasmus Plus Projects (KA1-KA2) and E-Twinning.

Jivago Nunes

Jivago Nunes have a degree on Optoelectronics and Lasers, and a Master in Materials Engineering, and worked as a scientific researcher during 5 years. After that, he has been the CTO of the company Somatica, Materials and Solutions, Lda. for the last 10 years and, as an entrepreneur, he have created 5 companies during the last 7 years.

Carlo Zoli

Electronic Engineer; CEO of Smallcodes Ltd. Founder of Smallcodes Ltd as a social and technological company focused on education and linguistic technologies, with a special interest in minority languages and cultures, dialectology studies and historical linguistics.

Antonio Arroyo Jerez

Qualified in business sciences and with a degree in business management and administration from the UPCT. For 23 years he worked as a workshop technical teacher of VET in the specialty of electronic equipment. He has been a secondary school teacher of the FOL specialty since 2003. He has also held various positions in educational centers: for 7 years he was the secretary of the IES Almirante Bastarreche and for 11 years he was the headmaster of this same center. Currently he is the director of the CIFP HESPÉRIDES which he has been running for 10 years. In addition, throughout his professional career, he has worked as a tutor teacher, head of department , coordinator of different projects, as well as participated in courses, seminars and conferences on teaching and technical updating.

Luis David Alonso

He has a degree in English Philology and a degree completion from the University of Swansea (Wales); also a UMU(University of Murcia) Doctorate Master. He has been working as a foreign language teacher in private companies  for 2 years. For the last 20 years he has been a teacher at state schools. He is currently deputy head of studies; coordinator of international programs and a teacher in the English department of the IES POLITÉCNICO DE CARTAGENA.

Silvia Randaccio

Silvia Randaccio has a degree in European and Extra-European languages, with a thesis in computational linguistics for the Arabic language.
She works for the ICT company Smallcodes, based in Florence, Italy, which deals with linguistic policies and digital resources for minority languages.
She currently follows numerous projects for the development of linguistic software, teaching materials, e-learning platforms and digital archives, for minority languages ​but also for other product sectors. She also manages digital marketing, SEO and web graphics.
She has also undertaken several external collaborations as a consultant, teacher and project partner for various entities that have allowed her to learn about new realities and work sectors.

Senentxu Lanceros

Lanceros-Mendez is Ikerbasque Professor at the BCMaterials, Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Leioa, Spain, where he is the Scientific Director. He is Associate Professor at the Physics Department of UMinho, Portugal, where also belongs to the Center of Physics. From 2012 to 2014 he was also Associate Researcher at the INL. His work is focused in the area of smart and multifunctional materials for sensors and actuators, energy and biomedical applications.

Laura Gómez Estrada

Qualified as a VET Technician, Laura has been incorporated in Ikasia in 2018 in the scientific and educational project development team. Having exhibited organization and managing skills, has since been responsible for projects coordinated by Ikasia included in the Erasmus + Program in the field of professional education. Laura is a young, easygoing, and hardworking person. Her diverse professional parkours led to the development of a broad range of skills, from organization to and interpersonal skills, which she transposes to her professional everyday life.

Antonio Soriano Martínez

Industrial technical engineer in the specialty of industrial electronics. He has been a teacher for 20 years. In addition, he has 7 years of professional experience in private companies (naval and chemical industry) as a process automation technician. He is a deputy head of studies and teaches Electrotechnical and Automated Systems at the IES POLITÉCNICO DE CARTAGENA.

Ángel Albaladejo Fernández

Industrial Technical Engineer in the specialty of Industrial Electronics. A teacher for 36 years, he is a Deputy head at the IES POLITÉCNICO DE CARTAGENA, as well as a vocational training teacher (VET) of the Department of electricity-electronics in the specialty of electronic systems.

António Mário Almeida

António Mário Almeida has a degree in Physics from University of Coimbra (1990), where he has got a masters in Technological Physics (1994). Since 2003 he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at University of Minho, where he completed his PhD in Computational Physics. His research interests are in the  domain of computational physics, namely concerning quantum methods of molecular dynamics and materials properties.

Luca Pietra

Engineer and new member of SMALLCODES through ScarabLab. He is currently involved in deepening his knowledge of the various programming languages and supporting senior programmers in the implementation of software for health informatics.

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Edited: 15/05/2020
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This web platform is a result of the project: VET STUDENTS INTO TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES: a VET students mobility network in the technological sector through a virtual environment with specific materials for critical thinking.

This project has been cofunded with support from the European Commission.
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