LdV - Mobility - IVT - Mechanical, electrical, welding and retail

Duration of the project

From 05-05-12 to 02-06-12

Number of participants

10 students attending a vocational school in the specified project

Programme Framework

Lifelong Learning

Sub programme

LdV - Mobilità - IVT

Reference number



San Viator - Sopuerta Paesi Baschi (ES)

Local Partner

car repair shops; electrical, metal and welding companies;


Language course:The course consisted in an intensive 3 weeks course, of 36 hours (3 hours of lessons per day from Monday to Friday). The course has been structured as follows: Frontal intensive lessons (36 hours), with a mother tongue teacher specialised in teaching Italian to foreigners. The Beneficiaries have the opportunity to be introduced to the main grammatical rules, vocabulary, and to the main situations of a common and everyday life conversation, with particular regards to all the necessary vocabulary related to the professional field where they were going to carry out their internships.

Cultural course:The course was organized by Send in cooperation with touristic guide  specialized in cultural and touristic tour in Palermo and Sicily. The group had 2 different touristic tours around Palermo

Training activities: The Beneficiaries started the working practice the day after their arrival. The period of their internships lasted until their departure. Here are the tasks performed by trainees:


Car repair shops:

  • know and operate with mechanical manufacturing tools, adjustment and assembly operations

  • general mechanical and automated fluid circuits and maintenance actions

  • preparation of the machinery, swage ferrule, alignment and balance of mechanical parts, test of mechanical parts

Metal companies:

  • replace oil, air filters, wheels and tires

  • change light bulbs and brakes using tools and traditional machinery

Clothing stores:

  • greet customers and find out the customer's needs (customer service), recommend select and help locate the right merchandise, receive and process cash

  • receive orders and application of some selling techniques

  • arrange and display merchandise and keep merchandise area tidy