Project Chojna: Quality in vocational training through Euroapprenticeships

Despite problems we have all over the world with Covid-19, I am very happy to inform you that ZSP (secondary school) in Chojna, Poland has successfully finished an Erasmus+ vocational mobility project “Quality in vocational training through Euroapprenticeships”. 27 students of catering, construction, IT and hotel management and 3 teachers of catering and hotel management subjects from our school had a 4-week work experience in companies in Köszeg, Marsaskala and Sherborne.

The apprenticeships started in the end of August 2020 and the last group of students came back to Chojna on 22nd October 2020. There were many problems: changing host partners, cancelled flights, many students did not feel comfortable when they were leaving their homes during such difficult time. All project activities were organized according to safety rules as well as local and national regulations. Students and teachers came back home, there were no cases of Covid-19.

On behalf of the whole community of our school I would like to express our gratitude to people in Koszeg, Marsaskala and Sherborne who were involved in the project. Very special thank you goes to Istvan Matrai, Mario Calleja and Jeremy Barker. It would not be possible to organize the project activities without them.

Secondary school from Chojna has organized European vocational mobility projects every year since 2006. We sent more than 300 students for apprenticeships in Luxembourg, Malta, UK, Germany and Hungary. The projects are organized directly in companies. We continue our work and in 2021 students from Chojna will go to Marsaskala, Köszeg and Siret.

J. Cezary Salamończyk