Erasmus+ 2016 Germany Child care Technical engineering and Carpentry

Erasmus+ Internship

social affairs (child care), technical engineering and carpentry sector

The team of the “A Rocca” NGO and EProjectConsult International department, in cooperation with Paul-Spiegel-Berufskolleg des Kreises Warendorf  took a role of intermediary partner in the frame of Erasmus+ mobility projects and hosted 4 selected participants from Germany who completed their internship in the field of social affairs (child care), technical engineering and carpentry.

The duration of the project was 4 weeks, from the 1st to the 28th of October 2016.

The trainees gained professional knowledge and experience in their field of studies and interests and got familiarized with traditional Italian way of labour.

During participants’ stay in Sicily we provided them with an Italian language course for elementary level. Their teacher was Daniela, who has a great experience working with foreign students. Daniela also speaks German language, so this fact made their language course easier and more understandable.

Cultural Programme

The participants stay was full of experiences, both in professional and personal aspects. In their free time, they had the chance to visit beautiful places in Sicily such as:  Palermo, Cefalù, Etna, Taormina, Jalari Park Museum, and to know Italian and unique Sicilian cuisine.

We hope that this experience of living abroad was unforgettable and culturally inspiring for our trainees.


  • Falegnameria La Spada Giuseppe
  • Crinodesign Società Cooperativa
  • Instituto Comprensivo "Militi

General Skills and Competencies Acquired:

  • Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources in the field related;
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships: learning on developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others;
  • Development of specialized Italian language skills;
  • Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems;
  • Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making;
  • Developing social perspectives and being aware of reactions of other co-workers and supervisors;
  • Giving full attention to what other people are saying and taking the time to understand the points being made.

Technical engineering skills

  • Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong
  • Culture awareness

Carpentering  skills

  • Develop communication skills
  • Customers services and communication skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Working in busy team
  • Culture awareness 

Social affairs  skills (child care)

  • Improving the personal skills of communication
  • Acquiring the methodology used in Italy in the childcare sector.

At the end of the project, participant received “A Rocca” placement certificate.

Consequently, participants seemed to be satisfied with this project. Different background, interests and language boundary did not prevent them to become good friends, enjoy, spending time together, sharing experience and exploring beauty and spirit of Sicily!

We are happy with the seemingly flawless success and we are looking forward to further cooperation with Paul-Spiegel-Berufskolleg des Kreises Warendorf.

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