Erasmus+2016

Moate Business College European Erasmus+ Project 2016

24 students from Moate Business College have recently returned to their academic studies, having successfully concluded a three week work placement in Italy and Romania during February and March.

The project was an outstanding success, with the host organisations abroad complimenting the students on their ability and willingness to participate fully in the day-to-day duties in the work placements. All of the participants reported that it was a fantastic experience, one which has afforded them the “opportunity of a lifetime”. Communication skills, confidence building and enhanced employment opportunities within the European Union were the main focus of the project.

Fully funded by the EU and MBC, all students who apply across the many disciplines in the college are shortlisted and interviewed for an opportunity to live and work abroad. This has resulted in many successful outcomes for our students – from offers to progress to higher education within the EU to permanent employment contacts at home and abroad. Since returning from the project, students have progressed to 3rd Level education (AIT, DCU, Trinity, Limerick School of Art & Design, New Buckinghamshire University)and full-time employment (Social Work, Special Needs Assistants, Air Lingus Cabin Crew).

Congratulations to our students who participated in the project and represented MBC so well.