Politeknika Ikastegia Txorierri

Training Centre, Derio (Spain)
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Type of internship offered: onsite and online

Politeknika Ikastegia Txorierri (www.txorierri.net) is a subsidized private VET and secondary school in the Basque Region. Each year the centre provides high quality technical and adult training for over 400 full time students and 1000+ adult part time learners. The college specializes in: Environmental Education, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Robotics, Sales and Commercial Management, Mechanical Design and Mechanical Production. Politeknika Txorierri belongs to the HETEL network of 20 subsidized VET schools in the Basque Region providing Vocational education and training to over 8000 full time vocational students (www.hetel.org). The network shares innovation practices, internationalization and mobility organization and technical projects. Anabel Menica (staff member at Politeknika Txorierri) is the Head of Internationalisation for HETEL. 

Testimonials on the Internship

As I am very fond of Spain, I really wanted to go to some of the Spanish partner organizations and to make my internship there so I chose to go to a new organization, which had never had students from Pixel before. I went to Politeknika Ikastegia Txorierri, which is a professional school, located near Bilbao, Spain. I was working as an assistant European project manager in Politeknika Ikastegia Txorierri. It is situated not it Bilbao, but near the Technological park of Vizcaya, which is about 30 minutes from the city. There is a bus from Bilbao every 15 minutes so the transportation is not a problem. It is a professional school and has more than 400 students. I was working in the international office of the school with 2 other people, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. The head of the international office is Anabel Menica and she was my mentor during the whole internship. Working with her was a real pleasure as she is very friendly, open-minded, always willing to help and is also a great professional. I was working with her in the framework of Erasmus+ Programme. My main responsibilities were: writing project proposals for KA2 actions – VET and Higher education; preparing documentation for KA1 students, going on an internship abroad; I also attended a kick-off meeting in January and a Multiplier conference in March, where I had the chance to share my own international experience. It was very good I had already worked on a project proposal in Pixel so I was acquainted with the structure of the application form and its contents. June 2016
by Cvetelina D. (Bulgaria)