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What is Erasmus+ VET?

Erasmus+ for Vocational Training (VET) offers the opportunity to schools and other organizations active in the field of VET to experience learning mobilities abroad for both students and teachers.

Erasmus in university education is the best-known mobility program by far, but Erasmus in Vocational Training is not so well known to the general public. However, thousands of people, both learners and trainers, enjoy this transformative experience every year.

Staff members have the opportunity to engage in activities like observing professionals at work, enrolling in courses, and undertaking teaching or training tasks at a foreign organization. Meanwhile, learners can benefit from periods of studying abroad.

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How do Erasmus+ mobilities work for VET centers?

Erasmus+ mobilities for Vocational Education and Training (VET) centers work through a program designed to provide opportunities for students, teachers, trainers, and other staff members to gain valuable experience abroad, enhancing their skills, knowledge, and employability. Here’s how an Erasmus for Vocational Training generally works:

Partnership Formation:

VET centers typically form partnerships with organizations, schools, or companies in other countries. These partnerships can be bilateral (between two institutions) or multilateral (involving several institutions). 

Mobility Projects Application:

The VET center, either independently or in partnership with other institutions, applies for funding under the Erasmus+ program for mobility projects. This application includes details such as the duration of mobility, number of participants, learning outcomes, budget, etc. 

Selection of Participants:

Once the application is approved, participants are selected based on criteria set by the VET center and the funding agency. This could include factors such as academic performance, language skills, motivation, and relevance to the mobility project’s objectives. 

Preparation and Training:

Before departure, participants receive orientation, cultural preparation, and practical information about their host country, institution, and program activities. This helps them to adapt better to the new environment and maximize their learning experience. 

Mobility Period:

Participants travel to the host country and engage in various activities such as internships, job shadowing, training courses or workshops. The duration of the mobility period can vary depending on the project and the type of activities involved. 

Learning and Networking:

During the mobility period, participants have the opportunity to learn new skills, gain practical experience, and expand their professional networks. They may also interact with peers from different cultural backgrounds, fostering international cooperation and understanding.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

Throughout the mobility project, the VET center and the funding agency monitor the progress of participants and the overall implementation of the project. This includes assessing the achievement of learning outcomes, addressing any issues or challenges, and ensuring compliance with program requirements. 

Follow-up and Dissemination:

After returning from the mobility, participants are encouraged to share their experiences and insights with their peers, colleagues, and community. This helps to promote the benefits of international mobility and encourages others to participate in similar opportunities.

Overall, Erasmus+ mobilities for VET centers aim to enhance the quality and relevance of vocational education and training, promote international cooperation and mobility, and contribute to the personal and professional development of participants.

How can Mundus help your center with Erasmus for Vocational Training?

Mundus works as an intermediary organization, providing comprehensive support throughout the mobility process. We assist in every step, from arranging accommodations to aligning participant profiles with suitable companies or organizations for their stay.

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