ZSP CKU in Szydlow

Have a look on the great results we have after common project! Besides of the Facebook fanpage where You can find all the useful information about the implementation of the project and see the photos from internships of all the professions and from 2 mobilities we made together (available on https://www.facebook.com/Mobilność-dla-Szydłowa), we have a pleasure to present also the brochure where You can read everything about project’s aims, main activities and see the photos, too!

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After the holidays, next group from ZSP CKU in Szydłów, under our project has come to Greece. This time 8 Car vehicles technicians, 7 Agriculture technicians and 6 Nutrition and food services technicians could use the possibility to make their internships in Greece. They spent with us 14 days and were here on the dates: 17-30 of September 2019, performing tasks under their profession.

Nutrition and food services technicians were working in the kitchen and restaurant of San Panteleimon Hotel, Car vehicles technicians in Auto Service Stelios and Agriculture technicians in Zeus Kiwi SA and Agricultural Product Processing and Trading Company SA. In each company young people could gain some useful skills, acquire new knowledge and competences about their profession.

While realizing the traineeship lasting together 80-hours, students did the practical tasks, indicated and supervised by people dedicated to coordination on-site practices. The tasks they fulfilled were – among others – the following:

  1. For TŻiUG group:
    • apply the principles of rational use of raw materials;
    • prepare different types of coffees;
    • efficiently serve clients and fulfilled their orders;
    • chose the additives necessary for the proper serving of coffees;
    • apply the principles of flavoring food and drinks;
    • select catering equipment for the expedition of specific dishes or drinks under specified conditions;
    • operate equipment for the production and dispatch of food and drinks;
    • select service methods for the catering services provided;
    • select table underwear according to the circumstances, type of menu.
  2. For TPS group:
    • accept vehicles for service and repair;
    • conduct a customer interview;
    • determine the causes of the failure;
    • analyze technical documentation regarding car diagnosis and repair;
    • select appropriate tools and equipment for service and repair work;
    • diagnose traction control systems;
    • control of the operation of engines using diagnostic testers;
    • determine the technical condition of vehicles and their assemblies;
    • carry out checking the technical condition of vehicles;
    • preserve electronic installations and devices.

Besides of many different professional skills, during both of mobilities, youth could also develop their language skills, using English in everyday life and communicating with co-workers. They have also:

– become more open for new experiences,

– made the confrontation of previous experience related to work in Poland with those acquired while staying in Greece,

– get acquainted with the requirements that must be met in order to be an attractive candidate to work in a given industry, including verifying the knowledge and skills in confrontation with the expectations and standards of the receiving companies,

– gained new experiences that can be used on the Polish and European labor market,

– learned independence and coping with stress in various life situations,

– acquired team-work skills, work organization, division of tasks and executing orders of superiors,

– strengthened their faith in their own abilities, assertiveness and increase motivation for self-education,

– increased their chances of employment (both on the domestic and European market) by carrying out mandatory internships required by the core curriculum in an attractive international environment, which allows learning about another system, culture and work standards, and thus – their interest in intercultural issues and the ability to find a place in a multicultural society increased, as well as they broke stereotypes and established new relationships,

– raised their level of communicative and interpersonal skills,

– increased their level of self-confidence and realized the importance of the self-assessment process in terms of their own development,

– a sense of European citizenship has grown due to communing with another culture belonging to one European community,

– opened up to the world, widened their horizons and undertook active attitudes.

We are glad of being part of this wonderful experience for all the participants! Below You can have a look how the last group was working and spending their free time.

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In the period 15th-28th of March 2019 we had a great pleasure to host first group from Szydłów on the practices in Greece. 8 Agriculture technicians has already did their internships, performing a lot of professional tasks, while being in Greece. They were working in Zeus Kiwi SA and Agricultural Product Processing and Trading Company SA, implementing their theoretical knowledge gained at School in practice, while performing everyday job.

In terms of performed activities, students did the practical tasks, indicated and supervised by people dedicated to coordination on-site practices. The tasks they fulfilled were – among others – the following:

– determine the amount of fertilization and its implementation;

– plan and perform activities related to the preparation of seeds for sowing;

– perform activities related to the preparation of seeds for planting;

– plan and perform treatments related to the care and protection of plants for selected crop plants;

– plan and perform activities related to the cultivation of selected plants;

– operate machines and devices for cultivation, sowing, fertilization and care;

– plan and perform activities related to the cultivation of selected plants;

– perform the indicated works in animal production using machines and devices;

– use appropriate methods of maintenance and preparation for storage of agricultural tools and machines;

– prepare products for sale;

– organize inventory rooms as part of everyday activities;

– pack and transport products for sale.

They could also gain or develop skills in scope of intercultural learning. It was made mostly through the implementation of the cultural program under the project. The group have visited Meteora complex, went to the trip to Skiathos island, as well as visited the capital city of Greece – Athens, second the biggest city in Greece – Thessaloniki, Old Panteleimon and Litochoro valley. They also took part in the Greek cultural night, during which could get to know better the culture of the hosting country.

All of the experiences will stay with youth for their whole life and we are glad that members of our team could participate in this process!

Find some photos from this mobility below.

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Continuing our partnership with the School from Poland – Zespół Szkół Ponadgimnazjalnych Centrum Kształcenia Ustawicznego im. Władysława Stanisława Reymonta in Szydłów we are organizing next common project called „Mobility for Szydłów!”. The initiative is a response to the identified needs of students and the teaching staff of the School.

The whole project will last 15 months – from 01.10.2018 to 31.12.2019. In its framework a number of activities related to the implementation of all the activities will be undertaken. It is planned to organize two main activities, so foreign mobilities, under which students, accompanied by tutors from the School will take internships in Greek enterprises, in spring and autumn 2019.

The mobilities will take place in the following dates:

  1. for 8 Agriculture technicians – on March 15-28, 2019;
  2. for 8 Agriculture technicians, 8 Car vehicles technicians and 5 Nutrition and food services technicians – on September 17-30, 2019.

The overriding goal of the project is to facilitate 29 students of ZSP CKU in Szydłów entering the labor market. This will happen through the development of their professional skills and gaining practical experience. Thanks to them, they will become attractive potential employees for a number of employers – from the food, catering, as well as automotive and agricultural industries. Action presupposes completion of trips for training abroad. Participants will be selected according to established criteria for recruitment.

A number of specific objectives will contribute to the implementation of the main objective, which include:

  1. Acquisition by 29 students of ZSP CKU in Szydłów a range of skills and a change in attitudes to more open, enabling international contacts, and consequently – expanding opportunities for personal development and increasing employability not only in the domestic and European labor market, but also beyond its borders;
  2. Confirmation with appropriate certificates of newly acquired attitudes and competences, which will greatly facilitate the documentation of the completed process and make the portfolio of future graduates more attractive;
  3. Acquiring the ability to adapt to different working and living conditions and other soft skills, such as coping in stressful situations, time management, communication skills, responsibility, tolerance, flexibility, punctuality, etc.
  4. Understanding the labor standards in force in a given profession, through practical understanding of the scope of duties on the example of real tasks performed;
  5. Getting to know and being able to interact with another culture through internships in Greek partner companies;
  6. Gaining/developing by young people active, open, tolerant attitudes that will allow them to actively participate in the life of societies, building a sense of European integration and identity in a spirit of European values;
  7. Increasing the language competences of 29 participants – mainly in the field of English, which will be the working language of the project, but also the opportunity to associate and acquire the basics of Greek language;
  8. Strengthening students’ motivation to learn, broaden their interests and participate in various types of initiatives;
  9. Making the School’s offer more attractive to its international character in the field of training, education and youth work, which will enable the educational institution to respond more effectively to the needs that constantly increase the requirements of young people;
  10. Strengthening the synergy effect, by combining formal and non-formal education methods, as well as training and apprenticeships with instilling the idea of entrepreneurship in young people;
  11. Supporting the process of improving and educating the educational staff, thanks to active participation in the project, its coordination and participation in particular activities, which significantly broadens the horizons of teachers and carers. This will allow for the introduction of innovativeness, and hence – improvement of education methods.

During their internships project participants will acquire a series of competences, which can be divided into two subcategories: key and professional competences and soft competences, so-called soft-skills. Consequently, students will not only take part in internships as part of the core curriculum, gain valuable experience through the use of their theoretical knowledge, but also acquire new, open bases, strengthen their self-confidence, thereby enhancing their CV and increasing chance to find a dream job in a learned profession.

The first mobility is going to happen soon, so we will inform You how it was! 🙂

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