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European Web Designer - UK and Netherland

Date: 31.01.2011

The “EWD European Web Designer” Initial Vocational Training Initiative gave the participant students 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.
• Acquire European English language skills according to the CLIL (content and language integrated learning) approach as all the activities of the initiative were carried out in English.
• Have a direct contact and get to know the European Labour Market, participating in in-company presentations so as to understand the needs and expectations of companies operating in the field of web design, also learning about different existing experiences and work methods of another European Country (i.e. Italy)
• Get in contact with pupils of other country, attending the same course of study. 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.

Presentation of the Study Visit

Participants:
Landstede, Netherland
8 students and 2 teacehrs.

Angus College, United Kingdom
5 students and 2 teachers

Host

  • Connectis Srl

    Companies

    Connectis is a company based in Prato. It was created in 1999 by two computer engineers specialized in electronics. The company has a full time staff team of 12 people, most of them are experts in web development, the company also cooperates with a team of external experts and developers. Connectis’ core business is the creation of Internet applications addressed to public authorities operating in the field of tourism. The company is now the main technical partner of most of the Tuscan public bodies in charge of the promotion and marketing of tourism. The company develops tourism search engines, applications for the electronic transmission of data between tourism operators and public bodies etc. Connectis also develops tourism management database solutions as well as touch screen applications that are being used by public bodies in charge of tourism information. Connectis also develops internet solutions for local and regional associations of lawyers to help them in the digital connection with the Court.
    Finally Connectis develops educational online platforms as well as web sites and portal for different sectors: education, e-business, marketing etc.

  • Space

    Companies

    SPACE Ltd is an Information Technology company dedicated to services for cultural innovation. At Space there is a multidisciplinary group of over 35 professionals - writers, physicists, computer scientists, archaeologists, engineers - specialists in the application of Information Society tools to cultural heritage.
    Space Ltd produces integrated digital solutions for museums and museum networks.

  • Mummu Accademy

    Companies

    The “Cultural Association Mummuacademy” was created with the purpose, by borrowing the words of Henry Ford, to spread the benefits of cultural progress, science and technology.
    To this end, citizens, teachers, consultants and training professionals have joined together to create a proper and independent activities.
    They offer computer courses at a low price as to allow more people to participate.
     

  • Technical and Vocational Institute Leonardo da Vinci

    Universities and Schools

    Leonardo da Vinci is a technical and vocational school created in September 1900.
    The school staff is composed by over 400 teachers.
    The school trains every year over 1000 students providing vocational education courses in the following disciplines: mechanics, construction, electronics, electrical engineering, telecommunications, chemistry, computer science.
    The age of the students of the Technical and Vocational Institute is 14 to 19.

  • Istituto Statale di Istruzione Superiore “Benvenuto Cellini”

    Universities and Schools

    The Institute was founded in 1999 as part of the downsizing of the school network operated by the Region and is built by joining two existing schools working in the Florence area: the Vocational Institute for Industry and Craftsmanship "Benvenuto Cellini" and the Vocational Institute "Lucrezia Tornabuoni, Caterina De \'Medici. "
    The school is divided in the following departments:
    - Design and fashion history - Art History - Tutorials and modeling package.
    - Electrical engineering and electronics.
    - Substances-historical-legal language.
    - Mechanics and Technology.
    - Mathematics - Physics - Science.
    - Psychology of Communication.
    - technique of advertising graphics.
    The age of the students of the Technical and Vocational Institute is 14 to 19.

  • Istituto Statale di Istruzione Superiore “Galileo Galilei”

    Universities and Schools

    The Galileo Galilei school has existed for over 150 years and has trained generations of young people. At the end of the five years of study, the students of this school always have the choice between starting working right after their diploma, either as an entrepreneur or an employee, or continue their studies enrolling in any university faculty.
    The age of the students of the Technical and Vocational Institute is 14 to 19.

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Testimonials

A.K. Landstede College, The Netherland January 2011 Training Course & Study Visit


During the visit to the company I learned many different and smart applications. The working space was relaxing and well organised.


A.T. Landstede College, The Netherland January 2011 Training Course & Study Visit


The course in Pixel was very good. The teacher explained many IT languages from the basis to professional level. He made sure we understood every lesson.


B.R. Angus College, UK January 2011 Training Course & Study Visit


Everything was well organized by Pixel, it provided a valuable service, and Pixel tutors got us everywhere on time.


D.H. Angus College, UK January 2011 Training Course & Study Visit


The schools we visited offered a wide studies possibilities, the teachers were helpul and the pupils seemed quite welcoming.


E.E. Landstede College, The Netherland January 2011 Training Course & Study Visit


During the course the teacher told everything well and explained it. He made sure every time that we understood. Thanks to this I learned 5 programming languages in two weeks.


I.S. Angus College, UK January 2011 Training Course & Study Visit


The staff of the schools we visited was very nice! They explained the education system quite clear. I was really surprised of the environment of the school. It was good to see diferences between Italian and Scottish education system


J.O. Landstede College, The Netherland January 2011 Training Course & Study Visit


We were welcomed in all the places we visited. The companies told us clearly  what they do and gave us tips and strategies we may implement to grow our own enterprise.


J.P. Angus College, UK January 2011 Training Course & Study Visit


I appreciated the visits to the companies because the presentations were good, and they answered questions well.


R.W. Landstede College, The Netherland January 2011 Training Course & Study Visit


The companies were very clear on what they do and they explained very well how the company started. They have great ideas!


T.P. Angus College, UK January 2011 Training Course & Study Visit


The visit to the companies was very interesting . They made a clear explaination of their business, their products and future plans, and my questions were fully answered. It was amazing for my experience!




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