Steba takes part – one trainee has already been on an internship in Denmark to gain work experience abroad.
“Working for two weeks in Denmark in another company was a great experience for me. You just get thrown into cold water and have to learn to swim fast. I learned how a completely digital filing system works and was allowed to put my manual skills to the test. In school we saw how a school day is going on, the most impressive thing was that everything went digital, not a single piece of paper.”, says Anna Pfister. “It was a great experience and a great opportunity to get to know the Danish working world and culture.”
Erasmus+ is the EU programme to promote education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of 14.7 billion euros for the period 2013 – 2020 enables millions of Europeans to study, train, gain work experience, volunteer or share expertise with European partners abroad.
In Germany, for example, up to 150,000 trainees in the field of vocational education and training alone are to be supported over the entire course of the programme.