31.05.2016 16:49

New Erasmus+-project granted!


BI2K (Bitburg to UK)“ is the name of the new exchange project within the Erasmus+ programme which was granted to the Euro-BBW by the National Agency – with a top rating of 95 out of 100 points! This project is not about exchanging participants but about job shadowing of our employees in English institutions. Until 2017, a total of four representatives of Euro-BBW’s educational staff should travel to England for work experiences and job shadowing. Hosting institutions will be the Isle of Wight College (Newport/Isle of Wight), the Askham Bryan College (North Yorkshire) and the Newton Rigg College (Penrith/Cumbria), which all enjoy an outstanding reputation concerning quality of training.

For two weeks, our colleagues will broaden their horizons with regard to work and to culture. They will become acquainted with the British rehabilitation and vocational training system as well as with the modes of operation in another European country; they will get new technical impulses, improve their skills of the English language and strengthen their openness towards other cultures. Furthermore they will have the opportunity to catch up on the practice of inclusion and educational methods in England and to explore exchange possibilities for our participants on the spot.

About the institutions:
Besides theoretical and practical skills in vocational training the Isle of Wight College also offers a  sixth-form branch to reach A level, a new science and technology building for STEM training as well as different training places such as a restaurant, a hairdresser, a gym and much more. Its network of companies on the Isle of Wight enables establishing contacts for internships and vocational trainings.

The Askham Bryan College is the biggest provider of agricultural (further) training in Great Britain. Currently, it offers vocational training for 5000 learners over 16 years, in full-time agricultural and horticultural training programmes from the entry level up to level 3 of the British educational system - in "work-based learning programmes" and in full-time higher education measures. Furthermore, learners have the possibility to take part in various part-time training measures. Besides trainings in the cultivation of land, the offer comprises qualifications such as outdoor activities and sports as well as animal care. The Newton Rigg College is part of the Askham Bryan Colleges, a training centre with predominantly touristic, agricultural and horticultural offers in in Penrith/Cumbria.