Congratulations to the four CDETB Colleges who were recently awarded the Erasmus+ Vocational Education and Training Mobility Charter 2015-2020 by the European Commission. They are Coláiste Íde CFE, Inchicore College CFE, Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE and Ballyfermot CFE
This award recognises the capacity of the CDETB Co-ordinators with the support of Head Office staff to manage high quality mobility projects.
Students have the opportunity to go abroad on work placement, usually for 3 weeks but in certain projects up to 6 weeks to countries all across Europe. The work placements are organised by the receiving organisations and the trips are fully funded through Leargas, the National Funding Agency, under the Erasmus+ programme.
These projects are run over 1 or 2 years. Each year 164 students and staff travel to 10 different countries across Europe. The opportunity to travel, and engage in work-based learning in organisations relevant to their course and to experience another culture is invaluable which is obvious from the feedback on their return.
John Hogan, manager of the CDETB International desk said: ‘It is amazing how the Erasmus + K1 mobility experience builds confidence, maturity and creativity in the participating students. Their enthusiasm for and commitment to their course is greatly enhanced as are their skills. Experiencing how another culture works boosts their personal as well as professional development in a major way.’
John Hogan accepted the award on behalf of Ballyfermot CFE and Inchicore CFE. Angela Cameron accepted the award on behalf of Coláiste Íde. Ulrike McMahon accepted the award on behalf of Coláiste Dhúlaigh.
For more information visit the Leargas website HERE.