ERASMUS POLICY STATEMENT
Erasmus Policy Statement
In our educational institution are taught secondary education, undergraduate education and vocational education and training, including both tertiary and first cycle degrees. For a long time, we've been promoting educational proposals to facilitate exchanges, the cooperation and the mobility of our teachers and students among the education and training systems in European countries. These initiatives have become a quality reference for our college.
In addition to assuming the general objectives of the European Lifelong Learning Program in which since 2006 these initiatives are included, we apply to be able to participate in the Erasmus Program to reach the following aims:
To enhance the quality of our higher, medium and basic level vocational training and therefore the expertise of our technicians.
To provide a European approach to future professionals in Menorca, participating and contributing to the European area of higher education.
To strengthen the sense of global citizenship in the professionals, in order to improve the social cohesion and the intercultural dialogue on the island.
To prepare the professionals for future technical and organizational changes in their evolving sector, encouraging the exchange of relevant information to the profession.
To promote the implementation of sustainable energy development in Menorca, as it is done in other European countries with more advanced technologies.
We firmly believe in the importance of conveying to our students a European perspective to their profession as a way of getting an improvement of their technical ability and professional competitivity, of their vision about the European Union, and of their language competence. In short, an improvement of their personal curriculum and, therefore, of their employment possibilities. As a whole, the experience of these placements, the development of the programme and the evaluation process result will be collected in the final report, which will include a widely illustrated feature and the experiences of the implied people: students, teachers, technicians and host partners...
The main points of this final report and the participants' version of the experience will be published in education and social media of the area; for example: in the "Consell escolar"/“School representation” (students', teachers' and parents' representatives who meet in order to discuss school issues), in school staff meetings, other schools, media, etc... with the students as the main characters of this experience.
Industrial and Business Associations of the area, such as PYME and FONGAME will also make a profit of the result of this project, as they will have the possibility to employ better trained people who are able to work with technology different from which is usually used in Menorca. The companies and the high-school have a close relationship when dealing with employing staff, as the high-school provides well-prepared workers to the companies. The participants will increase their hands on experience with the project, and it will be recognized by the company certificate and the Europass Mobility document they get at the end of their placement.
Complete information about the development and results of these experience are published in the high-school website and our official profile on Facebook. At the same time, the diffusion and the results are promoted among the participants and the families by means of social networks (Facebook), and also in the media; for example: the participants will be welcome by the press and local authorities, with radio and local TV interviews to tell their experience,...