In Europe, several countries have come a long way in these areas, and from which we have much to learn. In the project, we want to collaborate with technical colleges in Europe that have current study programs in these areas. Increased cultural and language skills are also essential for the project, bringing crucial competence to our students in an increasingly globalized world. The goal is for our students to be better qualified for the work tasks that await them after graduation.
We have defined two primary goals for the project:
1. Increased work relevance in teaching based on working life's competence needs in energy, battery technology, and sustainable solutions.
2. Increase students' understanding of language and culture to better equip them for an increasingly globalized working life
We want to conduct a mobility project for VET students for 14 days. We want to offer this to all full-time students in the fields of electricity and automation. Before the trip, we want to carry out preparatory learning activities where students collaborate and get to know each other using digital tools. After the visit, we will carry out learning activities where the students get to show what they have learned and present this to fellow students and partners in the electrical subjects. We want all students to participate in learning activities at the host institutions and make arrangements for company visits. In addition, we will facilitate social gatherings in the evenings and on weekends to develop good relationships, practice language skills, and gain insight and experiences with the host country's culture and traditions.
This project will help our students raise their competence in energy, battery technology, and sustainable solutions. It will also allow them to see their field from an international perspective. In addition to this, students and teachers will have the opportunity to practice skills in collaboration and communication in a global context and have the chance to create relationships across national borders. Networking and gaining cultural competence will make our students even more attractive for working life in Europe.
In May 2023, we visited the school in Chania, Crete, as part of the preparation for our students' exchange program. The visit was documented with a video (in norwegian).