Organizacion

Erasmus+
Contact

International Projects Department

Address: Chan do Monte 23

36911 Marín- Pontevedra

Tlf: +34986883305

Fax: +34986891737

Web Site: www.ieschandomonte.edu.es

Email: proxectos-europeos@ieschandomonte.edu.es

Coordinator: Jose Luis Noya Souto
General Organization and Methodology

The structure of the European Projects Department is unipersonal. More departments are involved in the program, the coordinator of the “In job training” module which is part of the curricula of our short cycle degrees, the course tutor that does the monitoring, and the webmaster keeping up to date the information hanged in the web in order to publicize all the news to the community of the high school and the public in general.

Selection Criteria:

0- Must passed all professional modules of first academic year.

1- Academic record. 60%

2- Language Proficiency. 20%

3- Attitude, responsibility, maturity, motivation, etc… 20%

Before the selection, the program is explained to the candidates at the beginning of the cycle, and through periodic meetings. The companies are chosen a month before the mobility starts. We follow the mobility with one visit to the students and companies in the middle of the stay. We also have communication with students and companies using new technologies such as Skype, Chats, Email and telephone calls.
Fundamental Principals of the Erasmus Chart

1. The mobilities will be realized after signing the agreements between the institute and the organizations where the stays will be realized.

2. The students will be recognized officially by his/hers activities gathered in the agreement realized satisfactorily.

3. To the partners the highest quality will be demanded from the organizations.

4. The procedures of recognition will be realized across credit transfer ECTS.

5. The Institute will promote and publicize the activities supported with the Erasmus Program.

6. The Erasmus Chart and the policies of the Declaration Erasmus will be publicized in the Institute.

7. The Institute complies with the aims of non-discrimination gathered in the program. Respect of non-discrimination of all kinds and ensure equal access and opportunities to all participants from all backgrounds.

8. Ensure full recognition for satisfactory completed activities of trainee-ship mobility, when possible, in terms of credits awarded ECTS or compatible systems, and mention in the final record of the student (Diploma Supplement or equivalent). One of our cycle is still under the LOGSE law and we can not recognize ECTS credits because there is no equivalence within the Bologna Plan yet, the process of transforming this cycle to the LOE Law is underway. We also attach the Euro-pass Diploma Supplement to the official diploma and Euro-pass certification.
Course catalog

All cycles are listed in the link:

http://ieschandomonte.edu.es/ies/?page_id=91

Taught in Spanish and Gallego, the co-official languages of the autonomy of Galicia. We also have a bilingual section in the module “Operating Systems”, taught in English part of the time.

We now offer four higher short cycle degrees:

Title of the diploma:

– Higher Technician in Multi-Platform applications Development.

– Higher Technician in Web Development.

– Higher Technician in Computer network systems Management.

– Higher Technician in Commercial Management and marketing.

Practices “in job training” form part of the academic curricula. Once concluded satisfactory the formation program the institution recognizes:

– The accomplishment of the practices will be reflected int certificate of qualifications.

– 22 ECTS credits.

– Certify the period of practice with the European Supplement to the Title that certifies duration, tasks developed and competences acquired.

– Certificate of mobility Euro-Pass.
Erasmus Policy Statement (Overall Strategy)

The Institution’s International Strategy

The European Union´s strategy 2010 resumes the strategic frame of European cooperation on vocational education and training to support the Europe 2020 strategy, and establish as one of its strategic objectives making real permanent learning for the European members.

Participation in international programs is part of our institution´s strategy, which is included in our annual plan of work. Since 2005 we have been sending students and teachers to different countries: The United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Rumania and Poland. We participated in different projects such as training for our high level short cycle degrees or incoming students from other countries and exchanges of teachers with other high schools.

We first started our mobilities with an intermediate that helped us start, but now we search and choose our partners using new technologies, visits to partners while the students make their mobilities every year. We also have the aid of the students that found a job in the company where they made the mobility or in others. They help finding accommodation and more partners for the future mobilities. Now we are focused in Ireland because the type of degrees we have, related to Computer Science and IT. Ireland is a country where most of the top industries have establish their main headquarters and stat-ups. Another reason why we choose Ireland is that the students have a real chance to find a job after the training period, in fact this spring we accomplish an 80%. Finding a job in Spain nowadays is very difficult.

Our interest to continue with the Erasmus+ Program is to improve and increase cooperation between institutions of European high level education and companies. To increase development, innovation and acquire international experience. To give our students the highest level of training possible and to be able to recognize the stay by means of European standards such as Euro-Pass certificates, ECTS credits, etc…

We are sure that the exchange of experiences and knowledge and to encourage the “know how” is positive for the future of the European Union improving its growth, productivity, sustainability and cooperation between the different members.
Institution´s strategy for the organization and implementation of the mobilities

We select our students regardless of their gender, nationality, background, color of skin, or family income. Instead we look for abilities to adapt to work and live abroad, to communicate in the language of the incoming country, their academic record and also the interest to realize the mobility.

-Actions prior to the mobility:

The coordinator explains in detail the mechanics of the mobility, activities, grants available, duration, insurance needed, etc.. how to make a VC and cover letter to all candidates. We selection a suitable company for each student. If the host company does not provide accommodation we look and arrange it for the students. The students must demonstrate a level B1 of Cambridge First Certificate in the native language of the host country, otherwise they must attend a free course offer at the High School under the CUALE (Foreign language complementary formation program) program developed by the Department of Education of our autonomy. A test is carry out to verify their skills. This also applies to mobilities of teaches and staff.

After the mobility we do and evaluation of the activities developed. Students receive recognition of the skills acquired and the corresponding official diploma for their studies, the corresponding ECTS credits and the supplemental Euro-Pass title.

For incoming students, a tutor is assigned in our institution that locates a suitable company to perform their training, monitoring the activities undertaken in the company and solve any problem that may arise. They also seek for accomodation and give them all necessary information so they can integrate in the local costumes, providing if necessary language courses.

Agreements: CV, letter of presentation and interview with the student to assign the most appropriate company according to their profile. Explanation the details of the job. Elaboration of the activities and tasks agreed with the host company and subsequently signature of the contract by the three parts, home institution, student and host company. A tutor in the host institution is design to follow the student progress, monitoring, help them in any problem that can arise and make the integration easier.
Expected impact of the Program on the modernization of the institution in terms of policy objectives to be archived.

1. Increase the number of qualified students in the EU to contribute the necessity of qualified workers so that we can increase our productivity, sustainability and cooperation in the sharing of knowledge.

2. Improve the quality and importance of high education in the EU. The exchange of teachers of different state members, exchange different ways of work, organization, methodology, objectives and contents improves the quality of education. The importance of having a degree is fundamental in finding a job, to promote, grow and improve social competences as an individual.

3. Reinforce the quality across mobilities and cooperation between member of the EU. The mobility of students contributes to improve quality of education in a lot of areas and competences, not only linguistics, educational or professional, yet as a human being because gives people the opportunity to share and discover different cultures and life styles, in other words to learn to respect the diversity of the EU.

4. Connect high education institutions with researcher, developer an innovate companies. Educational institutions and companies must work and make projects together. Educational institutions must follow the indications and necessities of the companies (the real world) and reach agreements of which objectives, criteria and learning results should be acquired by the students in the school.

5. Improve management and financing of our institution. We believe that the program helps to improve management because helps the relation between different departments such as (in our case) the administration staff, management, English, Computer Science and Commerce and Administration departments.

It is also obvious that helps finance the institution with the founds obtained for the mobility organization that gives as the chance to monitory the students better, with visits, telephone charges, etc…
Expected impact of the Program on the students

· Improvement of the results of learning.

· Increase the employability and improvement of professional perspectives.

· Increase the sense of initiative and the spirit of the company.

· Improvement of self-study and self-esteem.

· Improvement of the competentece in foreign languages.

· Major intercultural awareness.

· More active participation in society.

· Major awareness of the European project and the values of the EU;

· Increase motivation to take part in more education or formation (formal/no formal) programs in the future.

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