Biotechnical Centre Naklo (SLOVENIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Pages: 2296-2302
ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
Conference name: 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 19-21 November, 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain
The paper presents a possible way how to improve quality of mobility at the institution.The vocational college is a part of tertiary education – vocational education with a lot of practical education in companies, we educate for labour market. We want our graduates to be employable, irrespective of their age, including the older students, who had lost their jobs, and try to requalify. We are sure mobility is one of the ways to provide that. An effective communication strategy is needed to raise the profile of mobility and its benefits.

The mobility of teaching staff can have positive impacts for both the individual and their organisation. Quality in staff mobility including more factors: enhanced knowledge; new pedagogical practices; stronger transnational partnerships and the establishment of joint projects. First we need to connect inside of our college (Erasmus Commisson), among national colleges (Commision for International Cooperation at Association of Slovene Higher Vocational Colleges), with national agency and also spread the network of shools abroad, especially in the area of agriculture, environmentalism and healthy life style. Building up our own network of new contacts for the Erasmus students and lecturers exchange programme is urgent. And a good way of getting reliable partners is to get to know them through common European projects.

Being aware of the fact that the raise of the employability rate of our graduates of all ages is the basic criteria of the school quality. Only in communication with the economy sector we can learn to be entrepreneurially conscious, flexible and adaptable to quick changes on the labour market. Therefore, competence based learning will be the focus of our attention. Mobility gives a chance to see the examples of good practice abroad – of cooperation between schools, employers and policy working together in order to achieve higher rates of employability, forms of intensified cooperation between the creators of policies and decision takers and encouraging collaboration between educational, qualifying and working fields.
Mobility, quality of mobility, employability.