The Hellenic Association of Young Entrepreneurs in Athens, in cooperation with the Hellenic Centre for Development and Innovation (HCDI), supporting the small and medium size businesses in Greece, offer to young professionals and young diploma holders a 6-month vocational experience to an EU country through the Education & Culture- Leonardo Da Vinci Mobility programme.
The HCDI programmes also offer an additional 14 scholarships of 24-week duration in the Czech Republic, Spain, Bulgaria, Germany, and Turkey.
Those interested can send CVs in English to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, by December 10, 2008 and state in which of the five countries mentioned wish to acquire vocational experience. They should be ready to depart on December 15, 2008 at the latest.
The Leonardo da Vinci programme links policy to practice in the field of vocational education and training (VET). Projects range from those giving individuals the chance to improve their competences, knowledge and skills through a period abroad, to Europe-wide co-operation between training organisations.
Part of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, the programme funds a wide range of actions, notably cross-border mobility initiatives; co-operation projects to develop and spread innovation; and thematic networks. The potential beneficiaries are similarly wide – from trainees in initial vocational training, to people already in the labour market, as well as VET professionals and private or public organisations active in this field.
Leonardo da Vinci enables VET organisations to work with European partners, exchange best practices, increasing the expertise of their staff and respond to the teaching and learning needs of people. It therefore supports efforts to make vocational education more attractive to young people. By helping European citizens to acquire new skills, knowledge and qualifications, the programme also aims to bolster the competitiveness of the European labour market.
Innovation projects have always been at the core of the Leonardo da Vinci programme. They aim to improve the quality of training systems through the development and transfer of innovative policies, contents, methods and procedures within vocational education and training.