Marianao's Erasmus Accreditation

Marianao center will be able to develop KA121 Projects after having submitted in October 2021 the application to be accredited with a KA120 project.

The KA120 accreditation is a tool that ensures the capacity of institutions in the development of high quality mobility activities that serve for the improvement of the organization itself.

To be accredited, organizations must design a structured and long-term plan, called the Erasmus Plan, and all activities must comply with Erasmus quality standards. The Marianao center designed this Erasmus Plan that was approved by the National agency SEPIE and this accreditation2021-1-ES01-KA120-VET-000043284 will last 5 years, until 2027.

The accreditation gives access to KA121 projects, so that the centers that have received it can permanently participate in Erasmus projects for VET courses with these type of projects.

What is a KA121 project?

The objectives of a KA121 project
  • Strengthen the European dimension of education and learning.
  • Improve the quality of education and learning.
  • Contribute to the creation of the European educational area.
The participating VET students of commercial activities, Mechanization and IT
  • They will use the European eTwinning platform to develop the project together with VET students from the other European schools.
  • They will participate in high-quality mobility activities that will serve to put in context what they have learned in the classroom during the development of the project.
  • Achieve -intercultural communication- for this reason students will develop the project in English.
  • Gain competition- to be more autonomous since they will express their own feelings, and ideas or opinions about their professional future.
  • Achieve -Cultural Competences- by identifying and understanding the most significant cultural elements of the countries participating in the project.
The center will also benefit from the projects
  • Improving the quality of education received by its students, and the continuous training received by teachers and part of their educational team.
  • The internationalization of the center will be reinforced, with new educational partners from other countries, with which Marianao school has organized meetings so that the different teachers involved in the project exchange information about the different educational curricula, about professional profiles in the training cycles, professional opportunities, and companies that will be visited during the projects.

Erasmus Project 2022-1-ES01-KA121-VET-000012825

The students who will participate in this project will develop tasks altogether with the Danish students from Roskilde Tekniske Skole who will visit Marianao school during 13th-17th February 2023 and from 5th-15th March 2023, when the students from Marianao's school selected for the trip will visit the Danish school.

The aim of the tasks developed will be to improve the students' digital skills and to present projects which will have as their final objective to master the organization of a warehouse and to observe the main aspects of a storage logistic of a large company, combining innovation, creativity and sustainability making as an improvement proposal the use of drones to optimize the control and monitoring of the goods.

Erasmus Project 2022-1-ES01-KA121-VET-000063990

The students who will participate in this project will develop tasks altogether with the Austrian students from HTL-Hollabrunn who will visit Marianao school during October 2023 and from 18th-27th April 2023, when the students from Marianao’s school selected for the trip will visit the Austrian school.

The aim of the tasks developed will be to identify the industrial and commercial network from the companies visited during the mobility activities and located in the students' cities, to identify the skills required by these companies so the professional profile of the our students will improve.

Our project is based on the design of a common gadget with the function of recycling materials that will be developed thanks to the cooperation among the three branches of the VET training cycles that the centers develops, Mechatronics and Mechanic Design, Trade, and IT. These gadgets will be commercialize by the students of Trade and IT courses, and will be produced by the students of mechanical fabrication with the 3D programs that they usually use in the classrooms.

What is our goal?

The project aims to create a network between the participating centers to compare ideas, practices and methods to improve the following skills:

  • Environmental sustainability is the main theme of our project from which students will work, dealing with zero kilometer agricultural products in the areas where students live and using recyclable materials in the activities.

  • Support the development of the students’ language skills, explicitly English, as it will be used throughout all the project, also in the final presentations made by the students about:

    • The emblematic cultural places of the students' home cities
    • A painter from each of the participating countries.
  • Learning to use the software which will be used in the classrooms throughout all the project.

  • Support the development of competences in Vocational cycles therefore support the validation process of knowledges, competences and abilities acquired by means of the project.

    • Support the active citizenship and awareness-raising on issues related to inclusion, social justice and environmental sustainability through the integration of cultural and environmental content.
    • Support students with special needs and at risk of early school leaving to complete their educational path and fight against segregation and discrimination in education.