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Learning abroad and bringing experience home to Poland

10/04/2017

Young technicians in Poland have received certificates for completing traineeships abroad.

The ‘Young technicians in modern Europe’ project provided 75 student technicians with experience and qualifications recognised by employers across Europe. The students are aged between 16 and 19 and come from a secondary school in the town of Pszczyna, Poland.

European training companies and institutions from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany and the Czech Republic accepted students as part of the project. The students worked across a variety of disciplines including IT, construction and mechatronics.

The traineeships lasted for four weeks. Students learned new vocational skills and competences, while working in an international environment. This presented opportunities for personal and professional development, as well improving students’ language skills.

The project was co-financed by the European Social Fund, as part of the Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development (POWER). The ESF contributed EUR 790 000.