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Title of Initiative / Project
Increasing employability of students in vocational training at European level using ICT
Name of Organiser
IES Sant Vicent Ferrer
Start and ending date of the Initiative
Was the initiative carried out in the framework of a funded project?
Funding Programme
LLP- Leonardo da Vinci Partnership
Title of the project
IES Sant Vicent Ferrer
Project number
Type of deliverables
Video, Didactical resource
Thematic area
ICT, Other
Language of the deliverable
Target Group
Teachers, Students
Description of the initiative
With INCREASE EMPLOYABILITY OF STUDENTS IN VOCATIONAL TRAINING AT EUROPEAN LEVEL USING ICT we will be able to reduce the digital discrimination we can find in our knowledge-based society putting the emphasis on the students at Initial Vocational Training belonging to the schools which take part in this project.
Students will be trained to break the barriers caused by the digital divide which separate them from the netizens ( Internet first-class citizens ), and the rest of people who, due to their lack of knowledge or domain in relation to the use of web 2.0 tools, are considered as the new digital illiterates of the 21st century.
We wil show the students the necessary mechanisms to be more competitive in the labour European market which is more globalised everyday
The project will allow us to turn our students into digital natives and, in this way, we will prevent teachers from becoming digital emigrants mainly because our final target is to increase the learning and good use of the ITC and the web 2.0 tools. It will also allow the users to read, listen to, take part and collaborate in those emerging social networks such as facebook, Xing, and others.

On the other hand, we will promote the use and the improvement of foreign languages since the language used to communicate and all the information will be written and published in English.
The knowledge of other countries and their ways of working will allow not only the observation of good practices but also an approaching to their different cultures promoting the European dimension and the understanding of the common labour market.
The project is included in a cooperation framework among associations, schools and companies which will promote future projects of European mobility. The participating countries will continue their cooperation in different associations like Leonardo da Vinci and Erasmus, promoting exchanges among the students, the teachers and the specialists.
We will write two guides which will be used in the workshops where we will work with the students belonging to the involved schools and we will also create some material for the teachers training courses. These documents will be published in a blog and other European schools will be able to use them creating a learning community among them.
At the end of the project, a conference will be held where all the involved agents, students, companies, teachers and management teams, will take part. In it, the students´work and the guides will be shown. The companies will carry out speeches about web 2.0.
More Information
The initiative is aimed at vocational training students but the materials are useful and interesting for teenage students in general.
Social networks and new forms of communication with mobile devices are a new language and widely used by teenagers, but this does not mean that students know how to use these tools properly and responsibly.
The project impact on the proper use of these tools warning of the hazards and how to use them to job search.
The project develops skills in using new technologies and the subject is very motivating for students.
The results are very good. Most interesting are developed guides for each target group:
Guide for Teachers:
Guide for students:
Teachers’ Opinion
I think this project is very interesting because with the materials elaborated we will be able to teach better our students how to build their internet identity. Moreover, our students will be taught how to look for jobs in the digital world that we are living today following the guidelines designed in this project.
Students’ Opinion
The materials and guides provided with this project can improve our employability. The materials are presented in a friendly and amazing way for us, the students.
We have learnt how to use tools like Twitter, Tuenti, Facebook, LinkedIn, Xing, Viadeo, Flickr, etc, so we can find jobs in an easy way.

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Date: 2015.02.15

Posted by Jose Castillo (Spain)

Students are, nowadays, a intensive users of Internet since they were childs. They know very well social networks. But they suffer from a lack of experience in the processional use thereof.

To have a good profile in some famous social networks is good. But we can go one step more. Is important to be an active user of this networks.

As a teacher of computer science, I recommend to my students to have a github and stackoverflow account and use it. Reputation in specialised networks is a new type of curriculum.

For that reasons, I like the aims of the project.


Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.