Erasmus Policy Statement
Our institution’s international strategy
Our institution is interested in participating and developing international projects related to the advanced vocational training courses we offer. Those courses are:
• Higher Technician Degree in Civil Engineering Projects.
• Higher Technician Degree in Building Projects.
We would like to focus our efforts on institutions from the countries members of the European Community at first, in order to later apply the acquired expertise and increase our scope to Third Countries institutions that show interest in cooperation. We are looking for industry partners because the training of our Building and Civil Engineering Higher Technicians is essentially generalist and produces versatile professional profiles, which are very appreciated by European companies.
The main objectives of our European Programme are:
1 To improve the quality and global understanding of our field of advanced vocational training.
2 To promote student and staff mobility, for both learning and training.
3 To support the development, application and transmission of best practices in advanced vocational training, both in general and in our field.
4 To contribute to the integration of the surplus of Building and Civil Engineering Higher Technicians in the European productive fabric.
5 To explore new ideas and develop projects based on those ideas in our field of expertise.
6 To foster creativity, innovation and transmission of knowledge among the organizations taking part in the projects.
7 To strengthen social, cultural an environmental responsibility and to establish strong bonds between people and institutions, throughout the sharing of experiences and knowledge.
Our institution’s strategy for the organisation and implementation of international cooperation projects within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme.
The evaluation of priorities and the definition of goals for the implementation of international cooperation projects will be discussed in a committee formed by selected members of the management team and the relevant departments. Some important steps each project has to fulfil are:
1. Establish the terms, priorities and goals of the project, as well as the requirements to be fulfilled by the participating students, staff and institutions.
2. Define the duration and the periodic meetings needed to supervise the development and evolution of the project.
3. Designation of the participants.
4. Planning of resources needed (tools, processes, funds ...).
5. Development and execution of the project.
6. Recognition of work and tasks performed by all actors.
7. Feedback and analysis of the project.
Expected impact of our participation in the Erasmus+ Programme on the modernisation of our institution
Our participation in the European Programmes and our exposition to foreign students, teachers and institutions will improve our language skills as well as our professional skills. We hope to acquire new perspectives of teaching our courses thanks to the influence of inbound staff and students.
We would like to apply our previous experience with the offered courses, supporting the students self-learning abilities to strengthen the concept of lifelong learning throughout life.
We also find notorious advantages related to increased learning and comprehension of concepts related to environmental sustainability and building heritage rehabilitation and recovery. The impact of these advantages in the quality of our teachings might provide an added value to our courses and have far-reaching consequences in the development of personal traits among our students and teachers.
We strive to achieve a higher quality in our processes, teaching techniques and educational materials, aspiring to improve the prestige of our courses.
The impact of our mobility projects on local entities is also very important, since they will undoubtedly benefit from the shared experiences and the chances of hiring highly qualified personnel with an international profile.
Furthermore, we are looking forward to using the inertia transmitted by the European Programmes in order to modernise our institution and be generate a beneficial influence in both our local and educational communities.