Teachers of University of Prešov (Prešov, Slovakia) participated in a very inspirational Multiplier event organised by TUKE (the Slovak partner of Talented Europe) in October 2017 in Košice, Slovakia. They appreciated and promoted the venue in the Prešov University magazine Na pulze.
The topics of event workshops – job interview, time management, personal integrity and talent – are rather hot today with young generation, especially those launching their careers. Young people must understand the importance of displaying their talents, skills and qualities in the shop-window of a job market. Therefore the participants find the core of the project (= to emphasize, verify and spread one´s talent) a very interesting and prospective idea for university students as well as universities themselves. The role of educational institution is irreplaceable in this strategy for they are to guarantee quality of their students and this way the universities can also promote themselves.
The project output – Talented Europe webplatform and application, which the event participants could get familiar with under competent guidance of the Spanish authors, may be a very helpful tool for students to promote their talents/skills. On the other hand, this could be an attractive and easy way for employers to find a quality employee or intern. The Prešov University welcomes the opportunities the platform offers and is open for cooperation in the future.
Talented Europe is one of the projects in which the CIFP César Manrique participates, it consists in connecting European students and entrepreneurs.
In this interview, Héctor Barrios, one of the coordinators of the project, explains perfectly what the program consists in, its benefits, the advantages it offers in terms of students mobility throughout Europe and the search for the best jobs and employees within the continent.
In the hands of Ruth Meyer, listen to what this project consists in and get involved in this European adventure.
Last Thursday, 14th December, within the Info Week organized by the Vice President Office for Internationalization of La Laguna University, different informative lectures were given to students on mobility and Erasmus for the coming 2018/19 academic year. Regarding these talks, the presentation of the Talented Europe project (platform for young- people employment), took place in the Assembly Hall of the Faculty of Journalism. This presentation was made by one of the project coordinators, Héctor Barrios, Computer Department professor in CIFP César Manrique.
Talented Europe has as main objectives to facilitate and promote the incorporation into the labour market of talented young Europeans and offer companies the opportunity to integrate these young people into their projects and business plans. Hector explained how it works and the possibility of registering them in both web support and apps, which are already available for mobile devices. Talented Europe will allow them to contact talented students from educational institutions across Europe with companies and employers.
This project was born in 2015 and was presented as an Erasmus+ KA203 project (Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education) together with several European partners. It is coordinated by professors from CIFP César Manrique Information Technology( IT) Department, in collaboration with the teaching staff from Telesforo Bravo and Puerto de la Cruz high schools. It was selected in its announcement by the SEPIE (Spanish Service for the Internationalization of Education) and is the only approved project coordinated by a vocational training center in Spain.
Do you know recent graduates who are looking for a job and are interested in being part of Talented Europe platform? Do you want to be their referee?
Talented Europe offers a showcase with a ranking of the best students in Europe. A simple idea which joins employers and students. The meeting point of excellence.
In Talented Europe web platform, a referee is an academic figure in charge of assessing whether or not a certain student, who is registered on the Talented Europe platform, is talented.
As referee you can see the student’s whole profile and you could to check his/her personal skills, professional skills, studies, etc.
After checking the information, you would have the option to mark the student as Refereed or Not Refereed, or in other words as talented or not talented.
At this moment you can promote the employability of young Europeans, being part of the referees group of Talented Europe application. You only have to use the new functionality which will allow you to register automatically into the platform.
Now the process of being a referee is really simple.
The fifth Transnational meeting of Talented Europe project team took place on 10th and 11th November 2017 in Kosice, Slovakia. It was hosted by one of the project partners, the Technical University of Kosice in the building of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Department of Languages.
The project team welcomed the new project member Out of the Box International from Belgium, and its representative, Mr Marko Paunovic. All the other partners were attending, too: Technical University of Kosice (the hosts),CIFP Cesar Manrique, IES Puerto de la Cruz, and EPA European Projects Association.
Points during TM
During this meeting, the partners discussed the following points on Tuesday and Wednesday:
- Report on visit of control from the Spanish National Agency (SEPIE),
- Mobile platform/application development and updates,
- Financial issues and budget,
- Dissemination and recruitment in the final third of the project,
- Pending tasks,
- Timeline reviews,
- Multiplier Event planned for Thursday 12 November.
These discussions proved to be very useful for the further development of the project and reaching the project targets. Exchanging various ideas helped to cover all the areas of the project to ensure nothing has been left out. The project partners also appreciated the contribution of Out of the Box International as a new member to the team. Overall, these two Transnational meeting days went smoothly in a very friendly, co-operative and pleasant atmosphere and once again manifested the significance and irreplaceability of interpersonal meetings.
This Thursday, on 12 October 2017, the Technical University will host the third multiplier event within the TALENTED EUROPE project. It will be a meeting point for all three sides involved in the project:
- COMPANIES. With this project, they can find the talented work force they are looking for.
- EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, whose first aim is to ensure employability of their under/graduates at the highest possible level.
- STUDENTS. All of them want to find a good and suitable job.
There will be around 60-70 participants from all of the above-mentioned categories. Upon registration, all participants will receive promotional products which we are preparing right now, as you can see in the photo 🙂
After the introduction by the University representatives and project members from the Department of Languages, you will have the pleasure of listening to our project partners and presenters.
To kick off, Spanish project coordinators will present the project, its web platform and mobile phone application at 09:30. They will concentrate on the benefits of the project. They are very good at it and really enthusiastic!
After the break, you will have a chance to listen to our first speaker, Lucia Duchyňová. She has experience in areas of human resources, recruitment, business development and business coaching. Her presentation is called “MAGENTA, not just a color“. Lucia will come to the ME as a representative of T-Systems Slovakia – the company she works for. T-Systems is a major employer of young university graduates in the Košice region.
We will be delighted to introduce our second speaker, Petra Bajusová. She is a holder of Six Sigma Black Belt certificate and is experienced in project consultancy and lean methodology. Petra will attend our multiplier event as a representative of iGrow Network. Her talk is called “Lean as a tool of success“.
After a short coffee break with some refreshments for all involved, our third speaker will be Peter Šipoš. He specializes in management, information technology, accounting and financial analysis. Peter´s talk will be called “The integrity of the personality“ and he will focus on connections between education and work using his own life and work experience.
Our last speaker will be Mariana Račková, a university teacher and assistant professor. She specializes in social psychology, creativity and personality psychology. Her talk is called “We ARE ABLE TO do it…but WHY?“ and it will be led in Slovak language. Mariana represents the Technical University of Košice, which is one of the biggest universities in Slovakia.
These will be followed by a workshop for the participants. This will be a chance for our audience to register at the Talented Europe platform website, as well as download and install the mobile app. Talented Europe will make you connected!
You will also have a chance to evaluate the whole meeting by filling out our questionnaires. Your feedback is very important for us and will be much appreciated.
Afterwards, the icing on the cake will come 🙂 You will be free to enjoy the lunch prepared for our participants, speakers, and project partners while (we hope) having a nice talk with one another about what you have learned about the project.
We are looking forward to seeing you all in Košice!
Members of the project partner from Technical University of Košice are busy preparing the next get-together of all the Talented Europe project partners and supporters in Košice, Slovakia, in October 2017. The meeting will be aimed at promoting the project outcomes to students, companies, and educational institutions.
The 5th Transnational Meeting, where we will officially welcome our new partner, Belgian Out of the Box International, into our project team, will take place on Tuesday&Wednesday, 10–11 October 2017. It will be held on the academic campus of the University.
On Thursday 12 October 2017, the Technical University of Košice will host the third Multiplier Event. It will serve as a meeting place for companies, students, and educational institutions. With Talented Europe,
- companies will be able to promote their business and attract talented work force,
- students will have a chance to find a good job,
- educational institutions will find a way how to enhance the future career of their undergraduates and graduates.
All of this can be done simply by using the Talented Europe platform. The speakers will give presentations and run workshops about various work-related and job-related issues such as human resources, obstacles in finding a good job, what (not) to do at a job interview and many other interesting topics. Our Spanish project coordinators from Tenerife will give a talk about the project platform. They will also present our newly-launched mobile phone app, its advantages and process of registration.
We are currently working on agenda drafts, Multiplier event outline and general management of the meeting in Slovakia. We will keep you updated with the details very soon 🙂
We are back! After some days out we are working again.
State of the project
At this moment, there are registered in the Talented Europe platform: 48 students (4 of them, validated), 31 companies and 21 acadimic institutions. The process to recruit different stackholders is still working. Remember that Talented Europe is available on the web and on Google Play market (soon in App Store for iOS)
During this summer we have seen some changes in our partnership. Regrettably, the University of Bedfordshire had decided to withdraw from the Talented Europe project from 1st July 2017. After, some considerations, we have found a new partner: Out of the Box International (Welcome!)
On the other hand, our partner University of Kosice is working in order to host the next Multiplier Event and the 5th Transnational Meeting for this project.
We are going to keep you informed!
Last 3rd of July there was a conference called eComputing at IES Puerto de la Cruz – Telesforo Bravo. The conference covered different topics related to the Computing Teaching in vocational training institutions all around Spain. In fact, part of the audience came from Mainland.
This conference was former promoted by Institut Obert de Catalunya. This time, in Tenerife, we counted on David Vargas’ collaboration, a computing teacher of IES Puerto de la Cruz, who organized everything in collaboration with Joan Carles Pérez (from Institut Obert de Catalunya).
Furthermore, the conference was economically supported by the Administrative Office of Vocational Trainings of the Regional Educational Government of Canary Islands. Even, it could be introduced by Manuel Jorge, head of the aforementioned Administrative Office.
As part of the official agenda, Sergio Delgado Quintero (from IES Puerto de la Cruz) showed the main aspects of the project Talented Europe, explaining the different intellectual outputs, the meetings that have been taken, the aims and future of the project. Actually there were a lot of questions regarding the use cases of the web application. This is quite important for us since it proves a big interest of the audience. Sergio Delgado encouraged the listeners to sign up into the application and to promote the project within their own educational institutions.