This year, the forum of the Swiss Conference of Directors of vocational schools (SCD) looked at the promotion of exchange and mobility and the role that vocational schools can play. Statistics showed the actual situation regarding activities around exchange and mobility at vocational schools. This allowed for a provisional appraisal of implementation of the vision of the federal government and cantons: that vision is for all young people to have a mobility experience during their initial and continuing education and training. From 2014-2019, vocational schools belonging to the SCD submitted between 30 and 50 % of all applications per call. Movetia constructed an outlook for the future with regard to national, European and international mobility and cooperation. The Swiss perspectives were broadened, additionally, by the interesting inputs regarding mobility and cooperation activities of the international guests from Finland, Holland and Belgium.
In discussion forums, representatives of the tripartite partnership worked in small groups to come up with success factors for exchange and mobility at their own school:
In discussion forums, representatives of the tripartite partnership worked out guidelines for exchange and mobility at their own schools in small groups:
At the same time, the SCD presented its latest publication: The ABC of Internationalisation, which, with the aid of 26 inputs, also looks at the question regarding the successful establishment of internationalisation at their own vocational school. With the free action-led work materials, vocational schools can work out the success factors for international cooperation at their school and the integration of those factors in a strategic plan.
A good basis for all participants and vocational schools, now and in the future, to act as active creators of exchange and mobility programmes for learners and students.