Earlier this week, ColegauCymru confirmed its success in securing €1.57m of Erasmus+ funding for FE colleges in 2019/21. Colleges remain committed to supporting European mobility for their learners and staff despite the uncertainty of Brexit and this funding will enable over 640 vocational learners, apprentices and staff from colleges across Wales to undertake exciting training opportunities in 12 European countries.
Sian Holleran, International Coordinator for ColegauCymru who submitted the successful bid for Erasmus+ funding, said “This record level of funding is providing all FE colleges in Wales with exciting opportunities to enrich and enhance the teaching and learning experiences of learners and staff.”
Having established strong working partnerships over many years within Europe, this project has 40 European partners. The partners will collaborate with ColegauCymru, as lead partner in Wales of the consortium of colleges, to provide work-based learning opportunities overseas to enhance learner outcomes, broaden their horizons and allow learners to develop a more global perspective to vocational education and training (VET) in Wales.
For the staff mobility project, the main partner alongside ColegauCymru is the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany that will provide Welsh college staff and leaders with innovative CPD overseas focussing on the digitalisation of VET.