DERBY COLLEGE. Leonardo da Vinci Lifelong Learning funded projects. Mobility project ‘Integration , Enrichment & Enterprise’ in Germany and Estonia (2012) - 67,000 EURO Catering students – cooking for ‘British Food Week’ at KHK Restaurant, visits to restaurants and SME
Leonardo da Vinci Lifelong Learning funded projects
Mobility project ‘Integration, Enrichment & Enterprise 2’ (2013-15)
to Denmark, Finland, Germany and Estonia – 200,000 EURO
DENMARK 07.10.2013 - 09.11.2013
The Engine Shed apprentices George Evans and Jordan Green spent five weeks at the Danish Meat Trade College in Roskilde
By working at the school’s kitchens, bakeries and front of house, they had an opportunity to enhance their vocational skills and practice recipes that are very different to those in the UK
The programme included cultural visits and trips to Copenhagen, Tivoli Amusement Park and Roskilde Cathedral. In addition, participants were hosted by a Danish family at their home for a traditional Danish meal
At the end of the five weeks, students prepared a lavish three course meal for 30 guests and completed their placement evaluation
Derby College has arranged placements for 12 Osnabrück Technical College apprentices at the Bombardier in Derby, Tuthill Pumps in Ilkeston, Tarpey Harris in Denby and Evo Energy in Chilwell, Nottingham for six weeks in Autumn 2013 and Spring 2014 and hosted the Principal of Osnabrück Technical College Johannes Brockmeyer and the International Projects Coordinator Gunter Willmann to discuss further cooperation and student and staff exchanges between the two colleges.
FROM 16.03.2014 - 29.03.2014
9 ICT, Motor Vehicle and Engineering full time students and apprentices from JCB, Bombardier and Tarpey Harris plus 2 accompanying staff spent two weeks at Osnabrück, Germany
Participants worked at the local large and SME companies such as VW, Amazone, Elster plants, ‘Beresa’ Mercedes Dealership and Garage, Harley Davidson Garage, Mabeo, tso-Data, etc. which were selected and arranged by the Osnabrück Technical College
In addition to supervising participating learners, staff had an opportunity to work shadow their German colleagues, share good practice, discuss further cooperation and visit other colleges in Osnabruck in order to plan for exchanges for other vocational areas.
The planned cultural programme included visits to Osnabruck Old Town and a museum as well as trips to Hannover and Bremen. Derby students were also hosted by the Envoy of Derby City in Osnabrück, Mr Rob Bentley and representative from the Town Hall.
In 2013, Derby College arranged 10 weeks work experience placements for two
Lappia College adult Animal Care learners at the Animal Care unit at the Broomfield Hall and at the Derby Kennels.
College also hosted Ms Raija Paasimaa to discuss further cooperation and student and staff exchanges between the two colleges.
In February and March 2014 Derby College hosted Animal Care students as well as staff from the International Team from Lappia College.
FROM 11.05.2014 - 24.05.2014
9 Animal Care, Child Care, Public Services and Media and students and accompanying
staff spent two weeks at Lappia, Finland
Students worked at three local nurseries, the Loue Dog & Cat Hotel, Lappia College Media Centre and as security guards at the nightclub and the Rajalla Shopping Centre, all of which were selected and arranged by the Lappia College
In addition to supervising participating learners, staff had an opportunity to work shadow their Finnish colleagues, visit various departments of the college to share good practice and plan for further partnership work and staff and student exchanges.
The planned cultural programme included cultural visits to Rovaniemi Santa Park to meet Santa, Ranua Arctic Animal Park, go bowling, swimming and sample Reindeer meat and other Finnish delicacies .
In February 2013, Derby College arranged 5 weeks work experience placements for eight Motor Vehicle, Business, Multimedia and Hairdressing learners from Tartu Kutsehariduskeskus. Students worked at The Garage, Sensi Salon and offices of Derby College and at the local companies. In 2014 Derby College again hosted a group of students from Tartu.
College also hosted International Projects Coordinator Andrei Atkasov to discuss partnership work and student and staff exchanges between the two colleges.
FROM 08.06.2014 – 21.06.2014
A total of 20 Hair, Beauty & Media Make up, Catering and Floristry learners and accompanying staff spend two weeks at Tartu Kutsehariduskeskus,working at commercial shops, salons, restaurants and theatre which were selected by the host college.
In addition to supervising participating learners, staff will also have an opportunity to work shadow their Estonian colleagues, share good practice and plan for further partnership work
The planned programme included trips and tours, and cultural visits to AHHAA Science Centre and other activities.
Partnership project ‘Greenmiles’ (2012-14)
with partners from Belgium, Germany and Sweden – 25,000 EURO
The project aim is to research the following key areas and develop a theoretical European best practice sustainability model for the motor industry and transportation:
•Vehicle end of life and recycling
• Electric and hybrid vehicles/technology as genuine alternative transport options
• Environmentally friendly driving techniques
• Future technologies supporting the reduction of vehicle emissions
Another aim is to raise the awareness of all participants in the possibility of joining the European labour market and working in a country other than their own and to create closer links between the students vocational qualification, their working life and social outlook
1st mobility was hosted by Provinciale Scholen voor Tuinbouw en Techniek Campus Boom, Belgium in November 2012
2nd mobility was hosted by Derby College, United Kingdom in February 2013
3rd mobility was hosted by Handwerkskammer für Ostthüringen in Gera, Germany in November 2013
4th mobility was hosted by Bäckadalsgymnasiet, Jönköping, Sweden in February 2014
Partners are looking to extend the successful project to include new partners under the new Erasmus+ funding opportunity
Partnership project ‘ECO-Traditional Techniques for Construction
and Landscape Sectors’ (2013-15) with partners
from Croatia, Finland, Greece and France – 20,000 EURO
The aim of the partnership project is to respond to the needs of the labour market by investigating, collecting, sharing and learning sustainable construction and landscape building techniques to improve employment opportunities for young people
An additional aim is to develop an awareness of the extent and diversity of opportunities in learning and work and become aware of employment opportunities in different European countries
1st partnership mobility was jointly hosted by Obrtničkoučilište-ustanovazaobrazovanjeodraslih and UdruženjeObrtnikaGrada, Zagreb, Croatia in November 2013. Partners discussed labour market needs with regards to skilled workforce and visited ‘Krapje – Architectural Heritage Village’ with traditional wooden architecture from 18th and 19th centuries to observe the conservation work done at this remarkable cultural heritage site as well as recently renovated Croatian Concert Hall and French Pavilion (built 1936) and Art Pavilion (built 1890) which are undergoing renovation programme
2nd mobility was hosted by Derby College, United Kingdom in February 2014 with demonstrations and workshops in traditional decorative interior techniques
3rd mobility will hosted by Etablissement Régional d'Enseignement Adapté ‘Les Terres Rouges’, St Barthelemy D'Anjou, France in October 2014 withdemonstrations and workshops in traditional joinery and carpentry techniques
4th mobility will be hosted by Professional Lyceum of Vrodados, Chios Island, Greece in March 2015 with demonstrations and workshops in traditional stone, masonry and landscape techniques
5th mobility will be hosted by Espoonseudunkoulutuskuntayhtymä Omnia, Finland in May 2015 with demonstrations and workshops in traditional landscape and exterior finishing techniques
Partnership project ‘Fashion with Traditional Aspects’ (2013-15) with partners
from Austria, Cyprus and Spain – 20,000 EURO
The aim of the partnership project is to investigate, collect and share sustainable design and dressmaking techniques and materials such as recovery and recycling - making sustainable fashion out of locally sourced materials by using re-fashioning and repairing, using unwanted factory surpluses, offcuts or materials which would otherwise be thrown away
With this project, participants will further broaden their horizons and have a chance to see how students study and work in other countries, thus realising the possibility of increased success of young peoples’ transition to the labour market.
1st partnership mobility was hosted by Derby College in November 2013. In addition to re-fashioning workshops, provided by Trish and Ian Gardener, participants also had an opportunity to visit John Smedley Knitwear Factory in Matlock, Sir Richard Arkwright’s Cromford Mills, Nottingham Lace Market and sample traditional English food such as High Tea, Fish & Chips and Roast with Yorkshire Pudding
2nd mobility was hosted by Städtische Höhere Lehranstalt und Fachschule für Mode, Austria in May 2014. Making sustainable fashion out of unwanted factory surpluses, offcuts or materials which would otherwise be thrown away
3rd mobility will be hosted by Escuela de Arte y Superior de Conservación y Restauración de Bienes Culturales de Valladolid, Spain in September 2014. Finding alternative retail opportunities for the fashion creations of the project.
4th mobility will be hosted by Larnaca Technical School Cyprus in March 2015. Making sustainable fashion out of fabrics composed of recycled fibres or products.
Derby College has secured further funding of 230,000 EURO (2013-15) with partners
to allow even more students and staff on opportunity to travel to
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany and Sweden in 2014-2015
If you wish to participate in any of our currently running projects,
have ides or suitable international contacts for
new Erasmus+ partnership or mobility projects,
please contact Kadri Saat , Project Coordinator
0300 123 7890