Cooperating with Deltion
To strengthen the intercultural competences of our students and staff we encourage the use of foreign languages and offer various opportunities to get a better understanding of cultural differences and similarities.
The international perspective that students and employees get from work placements abroad as well as study trips and exchanges helps them develop their professional knowledge.
Virtual mobility / Internationalisation@home
Physical mobility is of course an unforgettable, intense, and irreplaceable experience. But virtual mobility is an easily accessible and very usefull alternative to that. Large groups of people can be reached. It is also the perfect preparation for possible physical mobility.
Deltion has a growing number of digital online cooperation projects with partner schools abroad (before the COVID-19 pandemic already). The eTwinnning platform in particular is being used.
By organising activities where the different cultures within Deltion can come into contact with each other, we promote mutual understanding between different cultures and self-reflection. The concept of 'world citizenship' - also in relation to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals - is of paramount importance to us.
Partnerships / networks
Together with partners from all over Europe (and beyond) we realise international mobilities (KA1). Participation in KA2 and KA3 projects gives an extra boost to our innovation ambitions.
The goal is to innovate and improve the quality of the education we offer our students, while at the same time helping improve the skills of the people who work at the college.
We involve teachers and students from different fields of education in solving real problems relating to welfare technology. New ways of teaching and learning are being introduced and instilled. And we increase the knowledge and skills in welfare technology.EduTrans
Energy transition is a challenge. Seven European VET colleges collaborate to develop innovative curricula and training models (level 2-5) about energy transition, in co-creation with companies. We apply the educational method of hybrid learning and the ECVET principles. Outcomes of the project can be found on http://edutrans-project.eu/.
In cooperation with international partners we create training materials related to ‘Microgrids’; new systems of generation, distribution and consumption of energy, changing the electrical installations we have nowadays into new ones. In this way we persue an optimal between VET and the (future) needs of companies.
Network of Networks
In this project we create a strong and sustainable international network of VET providers (5 networks, 49 colleges) through a grassroots approach. The project responds to the needs of the VET sector in the EU that has to deal with a low image in society. We want to improve the attractiveness of VET, supported by capacity building and the testing and implementation of best practices. More info at https://partnersin.vet/.
In this three year project 42 VET staff and 540 students from five countries form six 4D (dream, dare, design, do) entrepreneurship clubs and participate in Design Thinking projects aimed at developing new, innovative, creative entrepreneurial education. VET students develop innovative ideas and ‘Pitch‘ solutions to solve real-world challenges.
Learning without Boarders
More than 40 German Berufskolleges and all Dutch VET schools in the border region with Germany are involved in this project. The aim is to organise vocational education in the D-NL boarder region on a cross-border basis and adapt it to the needs of the Euregional labour market. In a practical way, students and staff get to know the language, professional culture and education system of the neighbouring country. For example by organizing joint exchanges and vocational competitions. More info at https://www.deutschland-nederland.eu/project/leren-zonder-grenzen-2/.