This month of March, before COVID-19 will force us to be at home, three professors from the management department of our center have participated in an Erasmus+ project in Germany, to learn about their model of Vocational Training. For a week they have been in the center “Kaufmännische Schule Lörrach” located in Lörrach, learning the performance of the DUAL Vocational Training and participating in various classes.
By comparing the DUAL Vocational Training of both countries, teachers have pointed out that the main difference is the protagonism that companies have in the process. In Germany, students must first find a company that is willing to participate in the project, and once they have the contract of the company they contact the school. During the 3 years that the training cycle lasts the student works 30 hours a week in the company, and goes to the school for another 10 hours.
Due to Coronavirus, they had to cancel several guided tours that were scheduled for collaborating companies in the DUAL program. Anyway, the teachers had the opportunity to meet with some students and alumni of the center and know their experience.
The three professors have valued this experience as very positive.