Erasmus+ 2017 Malta Veterinary and Horticulture


Erasmus+ Internship

veterinary and horticulture sector

The team of the Associazione Art. Cult. “A Rocca and EProjectConsult International department, in cooperation with Malta College of Arts Science and Technology took the role of intermediary partner for 4 persons from Malta in the frame of Erasmus+ programme during the project with a code 2015-1-MT01-KA103-003678.

From the 12h of January to 11th of March 2017 we hosted 4 selected participants. Their internship was in the sector of  horticulture and veterinary, thereby they gained experience in their field of studies and become acquainted with the traditional Italian and Sicilian techniques.

Cultural Programme

In their free time the participants had a chance to visit some fabulous places in Sicily and to know Italian and Sicilian cuisine thanks to local restaurants. We hope that their experience of living abroad was helpful and culturally fulfilling.

Internship

  • San Pietro Vet. Ambulatorio Veterinario. Interns: Vella Ritienne Graziella and Cassar Ellul Rohesia Sector: Veterinary
  • Il Pollice Verde Sas. Interns: Vincent Agius and Darren Cassar Sector: Horticulture

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.
Job duties, skills, and professional competences acquired:

Veterinary program:

  • Monitor and care for animals after surgery
  • Maintain and sterilize surgical instruments and equipment
  • Clean and disinfect cages, kennels, and examining and operating rooms
  • Help provide emergency first aid to sick or injured animals
  • Give medication or immunizations that veterinarians prescribe
  • Do routine laboratory tests, such as taking x-rays
  • Feed and bathe animals
  • Collect samples such as blood, urine, or tissue for testing

Horticulture program:

  • Sowing seeds, planting bulbs and ornamental plants
  • Growing plants from cuttings and by grafting
  • Taking care of plants – watering, weeding, pruning, feeding and spraying
  • Mowing grass, cutting dead growth and branches, and general tidying
  • Laying paths and looking after ornamental features
  • Researching new strains of seed and plants in the lab for crop production
  • Picking, sorting and packaging produce to be sent to retailers
  • Selling plants and other products
  • Advising customers in a garden centre

At the end of the project, the participants received “A Rocca placement certificate” and EUROPASS. We hope that they have learned new techniques and methods that will be valuable in their future workplace and will help them to stand out in Maltese labor market.

EProjectConsult wishes them a good luck in their future paths!

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