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Forestry and Logging in English

Date: 16.05.2011

The “Forest and Logging in English” Initial Vocational Training Initiative gave to the students involved the opportunity to:

• Learn abroad, in a different training environment that provide them with a better approach to the European Job Market
• Develop practical skills that enhance their future employability, for this reason the classroom based part of the initiative is organized integrating theory and practice and is always supported by practical simulations and activities.
• Have a direct contact and get to know the European Labour Market, participating in in-company training activities so as to understand the needs and expectations of companies operating in the field of agriculture, also learning about different existing experiences and work methods of another European Country (i.e. Italy)
• Visit and get to know foreign companies (i.e. Italian companies) operating in the field of agriculture, to better understand their needs and expectations. The students found out how these companies organize their work as well as the specific skills and expertise their staff should have.
• Get in contact with pupils of other country. This gave the students involved the opportunity to develop a more aware and open minded approach to the concept of European citizenship, through the visits to Italian Vocational training Institutes and technical and vocational schools.

Participants:
9 students and 2 teachers from Oulu Vocational College

Host

  • Confederazione Italiani Agricoltori – CIA

    Companies

    The "Confederation of Agricultural Enterprises" (CIA) is an organization that operates in Italy, Europe and internationally for the advancement of agriculture and to defend the equal dignity in society and income of farmers. It represents farmers and all those related to agriculture.
    The CIA represents associations, institutes and companies who work on food safety and environmental protection in the field of social security, health, fiscal and tax administration, technical advice, training, insurance, farm, organic farming and to protect the elderly, women and youth.
    The CIA is one of the largest agricultural enterprises organizations in Europe. There are are more than 900.000 members, of which about 300,000 farmers and farm workers.

  • Corpo Forestale di Vallombrosa

    Public Authorities

    The Italian State Forestry Corps of Vallombrosa was established in 1822, as a force of police. It is specialized in the protection of natural heritage and landscape in the prevention and prosecution of crimes related to the environment and food.

  • Istituto Tecnico Agrario

    Universities and Schools

    The Agricultural Technical Institute of Florence was founded on 5 February 1882 as the “Royal School of Agriculture, Horticulture and Pomology”. Today the Agricultural Technical Institute covers an area of about 140,000 square meters in the Cascine Park, where the students live in close contact with nature, enjoying the wide open spaces. The Agricultural Institute is a secondary tecnical and voactional school and the curriculum has a duration of 5 years. At the end of the course pupils get the Diploma as Agronomist, which gives access to all university faculties, or by performing a two-year apprenticeship and passing the state exam for certification, it can enroll in the land surveyors and carry out professional services. The subjects of study are technical and scientific subjects as agronomy, animal husbandry, chemistry, economics, and topography.
    The age of the students of the Technical and Vocational Institute is 14 to 19.

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Testimonials

A.K. Oulu Vocational College, Finland May 2011 Training Course & Study Visit


At Pixel the structure, the classroom, the catering, the staff, and the tutoring were all very good.


A.P. Oulu Vocational College, Finland May 2011 Training Course & Study Visit


This was a great experience. We have seen a lot of new things like institutes, new culture, different food. 


J.S. Oulu Vocational College, Finland May 2011 Training Course & Study Visit


The study visit programme was perfect. Pixel is an excellent place. Everything is good.


L.L. Oulu Vocational College, Finland May 2011 Training Course & Study Visit


I really liked this experience. The visit to forest protected area was very interesting. They have different trees and methods from us and it was cool to know them.


M.L. Oulu Vocational College, Finland May 2011 Training Course & Study Visit


It was interesting to get to know how things work in another country. T



 


M.T. Oulu Vocational College, Finland May 2011 Training Course & Study Visit


The visits to the institutes were very good.  We liked very much the tours. We would have liked to stay longer.


P.N. Oulu Vocational College, Finland May 2011 Training Course & Study Visit


I enjoyed this very much. The visit  allowed us to get to know forest economy in the Florence  area.


P.T. Oulu Vocational College, Finland May 2011 Training Course & Study Visit


Together with the course, everything was very good.The visit to Vallombrosa forest was awesome. The trip was nice and the Abbey was interesting.


S.P. Oulu Vocational College, Finland May 2011 Training Course & Study Visit


This experience was was really important for us. The School visit was the best along with the visit in the forest. 


T.M. Oulu Vocational College, Finland May 2011 Training Course & Study Visit


The  course was very good. The activities were good and different everyday.




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