Erasmus+ project “Practice in the EU countries”
Klaipeda Ernestas Galvanauskas Vocational Training Center successfully implemented the 24-month duration Erasmus+: Leonardo da Vinci KA1 program, funded by the mobility project ‘PRACTICES IN THE EU COUNTRIES’, project No. 2014-1-LT01-KA102-000263.
The project aimed at achieving two goals:
- Provide additional practical training skills for students from massagist training program in a real workplace abroad. 9 students of Klaipeda Vocational Training and Rehabilitation Center (VTRC) practiced in countries such as Greece, Malta and Italy for 3 weeks.
We hope that exchanging experiences, discussing and taking good practices motivated learners to deepen their knowledge and to learn, improve their lifelong learning, as well. Access to employment increased with the availability of methods, practices and technologies in other countries. Massagists shared their experience by organizing a discussion for Klaipeda VTRC community. We strived to stimulate students’ agility and desire to improve themselves by taking on the best practices of massagists from other countries.
- Acquire and expand existing knowledge of Healthy Lifestyle for employees of Klaipeda VTRC, as well as to strengthen and gain new skills in developing the Healthy Lifestyle module.
Specialists from the Center noticed that more and more students are interested in health strengthening and sustainability issues. Students lack knowledge of stress management, balanced nutrition, physical activity, and other similar issues. Specialists from the Center cannot provide professional answers to questions raised by students, as they also lack knowledge, both in the design of healthy lifestyle programs and in the delivery to students.
In order to overcome these difficulties, 13 employees visited different EU countries, such as Estonia, Sweden, Germany, Malta and Greece, during the project.
Specialists trained and monitored for 5 working days, getting acquainted with the concept of healthy lifestyle from participating countries, modular teaching program for healthy lifestyle, its preparation and implementation: acquired theoretical and practical knowledge of healthy lifestyle; learned to perform a behavioral change program of a person, group or community in healthy lifestyle and physical activity; learned how to implement healthy lifestyle programs in other EU countries and to advise on healthy lifestyle issues.
Participants prepared a modular module about Healthy Lifestyle, stands, organized educational activities among other vocational schools after returning from visits. A sport’s event – physical activity was organized – and a workshop on healthy lifestyle issues was held.
The value of the project: 37684 Eur.
Project implementation period: 01/07/2014 – 30/06/2016.
Project “Students’ Practice in the EU Countries”
Klaipeda Ernestas Galvanauskas Vocational Training Centre successfully completed the 12-month duration project Erasmus + in 2015-2016: Leonardo da Vinci KA1 program, funded by the mobility project ‘STUDENTS’ PRACTICE IN EU THE COUNTRIES’, project No. 2014-1-LT01-KA102-000263.
The Centre aimed at providing additional practical training skills for students in the field of Foot Care specialist training program in a real workplace in a foreign country through this project.
8 students from the Centre were practicing in Greece and Malta. Three practice visits were organized for learners in accordance with the Foot Care specialist training program.
- April 11 – May 2, 2016 Daiva Masiuliene and Audrone Drozd performed the practice in Malta, Birkirkara City Clinic;
- April 13 – 27, 2016 Jolita Skeiviene, Gintare Joce, Daiva Gelziniene and Egle Kapeikiene performed the practice in Greece at the ‘Metamorfosis Day Spa’ in the city of Rethimnon;
- May 2-23, 2016 Alma Bruziene and Ruta Kalciene performed the practice in Malta, Birkirkara City Clinic.
The Centre hopes that the exchange of experience, discussion and the transfer of good practice stimulated students’ motivation to develop knowledge, to learn and improve their lifelong learning. Employment opportunities increased enabling access to methods, practices and technologies applied in other countries. We strived to promote students’ agility and desire to improve themselves by taking the best practices of other countries in the work of the Foot Care Specialist.
Foot Care specialists shared their experiences by organizing a lesson / seminar for the Klaipeda Vocational Training and Rehabilitation Centre community. The students also provided an overview of the practice.
Project value: 18895 Eur.
Project implementation period: 01/06/2015 – 30/05/2016.
Project “Tell me about…”
Klaipeda Ernestas Galvanauskas Vocational Training Centre together with ZESPÓŁ SZKÓŁ ZAWODOWYCH IM. JANA LISZEWSKIEGO successfully implemented the mobility project ‘Tell me about …’ funded by Lithuanian and Polish Youth Exchange Fund, project No. LMF1- 18.
The project aimed at intercultural hospitality exchanges of students with special needs from Lithuania and Poland. 16 students (the most part were students with special needs) and 4 teachers shared peculiarities, innovations and trends of Lithuanian and Polish hospitality sector as well as students’ intercultural exchanges took place.
May 16-21, 2016 8 pupils and 2 teachers travelled to Poland ZESPÓŁ SZKÓŁ ZAWODOWYCH IM. JANA LISZEWSKIEGO vocational school.
During a week duration visit, participants visited vocational schools, got acquainted with the Polish Zespół Szkół Zawodowych Im. Jana Liszewskiego activities, infrastructure, students studying there and hospitality training program.
Students also got acquainted with the future team of hotel staff and examined their practical training class. Participants especially enjoyed the fact that Polish students have large rooms for practical training: there is a separate, modernly equipped hotel room, reception and two huge classrooms for practical training. Students demonstrated artistic towel bending on separate work desks. Lithuanian Second Course students tested their strengths, as well.
All the members participated in a discussion – interview with Arthur Mieczanem, Deputy Head of the Regional Office, Agnieszka Brewzak, Head of the Education Department and Wladyslaw Hruszka, Member of the Department and Board. High officials presented three most important vocational education institutions in the county and the institution where students with special needs study. Later, they visited real work places in hotels such as ‘Warmia’, ‘Jazębinovy Ogrod’ and ‘Kopernik’. After exploring the hotels, students visited Frombork Pier, the Water Tower, the Copernicus Monument and the famous Cathedral of Impressive Beauty.
The group also participated in cultural evenings and had an excursion in Gdansk city together with a group of future logistics specialists. Gdansk is a very beautiful city: it is spacious, large and colourful with amazing houses, many churches, too. Many of the group’s students saw such a beautiful foreign city for the first time in their lives.
Participants prepared and filmed a lecture ‘Tolerant Hospitality’, the essence of which is the promotion of tolerance and internationalization in the area of hospitality.
After lunch, a farewell picnic was held on Lagoon Coast: Lithuanian and Polish students played soccer, volleyball, taught to dance Lithuanian folk dances; baked sausages on a bonfire, sailed Paslenka River from Fisherman’s Harbour Braniewo and back.
Project value: 3401,35 Eur.
Project implementation period: 10/04/2016 – 30/11/2016.
Source of funding: Lithuanian and Polish Youth Exchange Fund.
Project “Development of training tools for transport sphere modular training programmes and testing of modular training programmes”
Klaipėda Ernestas Galvanauskas Vocational Training Centre together with project partners Public Institution Siauliai Labour Market Training Centre, Public Institution Panevezys Labour Market Training Centre, Public Institution Vilnius Jeruzalem Labour Market Training Centre and Vilnius Railway Transport and Business Services School successfully implemented the project “Development of training tools for transport sphere modular training programmes and testing of modular training programmes”, project No. VP1-2.2-SMM-04-V-03-020. The project was financed by the European Social Fund and the State Budget of Lithuania.
3 training tools were prepared for modular training programmes in the field of transport, during the implementation of this project:
- Computer-aided training tool for driver training;
- Training tool “Train control on a real railway segment of Lithuanian railways”;
- Interactive methodological 3D graphics tool.
Computer-aided training tool for driver training contains the most relevant and the latest course material with interactive pictures, videos, flash technologies, animation with sound, self-control questions, tasks, tests, according to which the learner evaluates his/her knowledge.
Educational tool for “Train control on a real railway segment of Lithuanian railways” is intended to be used together with an existing commercial train simulator in Vilnius Railway Transport and Business Services School. Train drivers learn to drive one of the most difficult railway tracks in Lithuania, Vaidotai-Kedainiai. Using this training tool, weather conditions, seasons and daylight hours could be changed. It is also possible to create extremely dangerous situations during which students develop their professional skills. Qualification exam is being taken using this training tool, as well.
Interactive methodological 3D graphics tool is intended for railway transport specialists. It allows students to learn the rules of the train structure and train traffic signalling system. This tool provides the opportunity to listen to audio, graphic explanations, read explanatory text, create tests, submit them to students for checking knowledge. Textbooks with theoretical material and tests are also created.
Trial training was organized having installed new educational tools. The training included 117 students from applicant and partner institutions.
By investing into the quality of services provided, centres became more economically lively and attractive to consumers, more in line with the needs of the country’s economy. An attractive learning environment has been created, innovative vocational education and training tools are installed as well as the availability of an advanced education system is being developed and ensured.
Project value: 787455,54 Eur.
Project implementation period: 01/07/2012 – 30/09/2015.
Project “Establishment of Sectoral Practical Training Centre for Transport, Storage and Communications Sphere”
Klaipeda Ernestas Galvanauskas Vocational Training Centre successfully implemented the project “Establishment of Sectoral Practical Training Centre for Transport, Storage and Communications Sphere”, project No. VP3-2.2-SMM-13-V-03-026, according to 2007–2013. The Priority 2 of the Cohesion and Promotion Action Program “Quality and accessibility of public services: health, education and social infrastructure” VP3-2.2-SMM-13-V, instrument “Development of Vocational Training Infrastructure”.
During the implementation of the project, the second practical training base is being prepared for the transport sector in Lithuania, that meets modern needs of the labour market.
There are two segments for the development of driving skills in the Autodrome track.
- One of the modules – J-shape segment: it starts downhill, where a slippery pavement will be simulated, with the aid of special dyes and water; here hinged and side-sliding car will have to be managed to control at the turn. Water sprayers will create an unexpected obstacle, it could be a car on the road, which will have to be avoided. In this way, driving conditions are simulated when it is raining or the road is covered with compressed snow/ice.
- The second module – straight segment, where a special slab is equipped in the middle of the road and it moves while driving a car. The hinged car needs not only to be controlled, but also sudden obstacles should be avoided in this segment as they are exposed to higher or lower water walls, as well.
During the implementation of the project were:
- The Autodrome, logistics and storage centre were built and equipped;
- Practical training equipment was acquired for activities of Sectorial Practical Training Centre (SPTC);
- Necessary furniture was acquired for activities of SPTC;
- Necessary computer technology was acquired for activities of SPTC;
- Target vehicles were acquired for activities of SPTC.
Project value: 5294253,94 Eur.
Project implementation period: 01/08/2011 – 31/12/2014.
Financing Source: European Union Structural Funds and the budget of the Republic of Lithuania.
Project “Improvement of Practical Training Base for Engineering Industry Sector”
Klaipeda Ernestas Galvanauskas Vocational Training Centre together with the project partner Public Institution Klaipeda Ship Building and Repairing School successfully implemented the project “Improvement of Practical Training Base for Engineering Industry Sector”, project No. VP3-2.2-SMM-13-V-03-025, according to 2007–2013. The Priority 2 of the Cohesion and Promotion Action Program “Quality and accessibility of public services: health, education and social infrastructure” VP3-2.2-SMM-13-V, instrument “Development of Vocational Training Infrastructure”.
The aim of the project – to improve learners’ preparation for practical activities and to enable teachers constantly improve their qualifications; to update the school’s practical training base, to acquire the latest equipment for training of welders and metal working specialists.
After implementation of the project, Klaipeda Ship building and Repairing School established Sectoral Practical Training Centre for Engineering Industry. This allows to prepare highly skilled professionals, the base meets requirements and expectations of business enterprises, and it is expected that the flow of continuous education clients will also increase.
Practical training sessions can take place at Sectoral Practical Training Centre for students from other educational institutions; its foundation promotes cooperation between employees at different educational institutions, the dissemination of experience, the implementation of joint training, and provides opportunities to prepare training programmes necessary for the labour market.
Project value: 2606580 Eur.
Project implementation period: 01/08/2011 – 30/06/2015.
Financing Source: European Union Structural Funds and the budget of the Republic of Lithuania.