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International projects - Erlend samskipti

VMA is a comprehensive college offering both generaland vocational education. The school has been involved in several projects funded by Nordplus and Erasmus. Projects include mobilities of teachers and students as well as strategic partnership.

The international coordinator for VMA is Hildur Fririksdttir (hildurfri@vma.is).

VMA PIC number for Erasmus applications is 947240309.

Below is information on the projects that VMA participates in 2017-2018:

AppMentor KA2Strategic Partnerships

This European Erasmus+ Project brings together seven partners from across Europe with an interest in using technology as a tool to strengthen the mentoring process during work based learning. The partners plan to experiment using different technology to improve: communication, learning; mentoring and mentoring and review between the student, employer and tutor / trainer.


"InnoVET", Innovative VET devices in rural areas -KA2 StrategicPartnerships

While economic globalization continues to put in tension territorial economic and social balance, many local actors are looking for tools and innovative ways to improve the adequacy between training offers and skills needs.What is at stake is how to enable workers to adapt to the changes of the local production system, while at the same time promoting competitiveness of small and very small businesses that make up the main part of the territorial economy. The partners in this project are MFR France, MFR Reunion island, Vivasol Lithuania, Sol et Civilisation France, BSC Slovenia, IFOCAP France, OFFA Belgium, GAL Napoca Romania and VMA.

Win Win Sports Project - KA1 Mobility

ThisErasmus+Project brings together three Nordic partners; VMA, Oppdal Norway and Fjerritslev Denmark. The department of sportssciencein VMA will participate in this project which involves sharing innovating practices in connection to sports education and mobility of both students and teachers.

NordicModern and Criminal Literature a Language and Reading Project-Nordplus

This is a Nordplus project whose main objective is to increase Nordic cultural awareness and knowledge among students and teachers of the participants. The partners will also be experimenting with new methods for acquiring skills in Nordic languages. The partners in this project are Hadeland High School in Oslo, Katrinelundsgymnasiet in Gothenburg, Copenhagen's KVUC, Forening Norden in Norway, the Library in Gran Municipality in Norway, the University of Aarhus, the University of Gothenburg and VMA.

Students gaining experience abroad

VMA is actively involved in sending students abroad for training and also takes care of students from abroad. VMA is working with SOSU in Randers Denmark and with Salpaus Lahti Finland in sending students for work placements in other countries.

Previous projects:

secondary school in Oppdal, Norway, a well-known ski school that applies for the project. The partners are three; VMA, Oppdal and Fjerritslev, a Previou

Completing Secondary Education - 2014-2017

This is an Erasmus + KA2 project. Charlottenlund in Trondheim Norway is the coordinator, partners are VMA and schools in Denmark, Finland, Netherlands and Germany.The project aims at collecting procedures and solutions that have been used and have proven supportive to students having difficulty in finishing their secondary education.

Webpage for the CSE prjoject

CSE - best practice brochure

GreenPOP - 2014-2017

VMA takes part in a project in Macedonia about Organic Agriculture.

For some further information:


FING project on oil and gas, offshore work - 2014-2016

The FING project is a project funded byNordplusandNORA.This is a project that looks to establishing an innovative network of quality within oil and gas training and education, while taking into account environmental and safety issues.

For some further information:

WorkQual - Workmentoring within a Quality management System- 2014-2016

Structure for Cooperation Between School and Small and Medium-sized Enterprices (SMEs).The WorkQual project is directly related toWorkMentor.The Workqual project was approved and started in September 2014. The goal of the WorkQual project is to develop a standardized approach to placing students in workplaces. The idea is to collect information, sheets, checklists and procedures and form a general model of how to work with workplaces to place students in workplaces. VMA, Norway, Finland, England, Netherlands and France.

Continuum Skole Jobb - 2014-2015

The department for special educationin VMA is working on a project to compare and improve the cooperation between schools and the workplaces where students in special education are being trained.

This a description of the project in Norwegian.

Sharing good practices in vocatonal training for automotive technology and Transport - 2014

VMA is taking part in aNordplus project about Automotive education.This is a mobility project and based on visits between three schools, in Akureyri, Finland and Estonia.

WorkMentor - 2011-2013

TheWorkMentorproject has been an important part of the international work at VMA. VMA was the coordinating partner in a project that started October 2011 and ended in October 2013. The WorkMentor project transferred the methods of mentoring into the relationship between a student in a workplace and an experienced worker supporting the student.

Collaboration with Charlottenlund Comprehensive College Trondheim Norway - 2014

Spring 2014, VMA paired up withCharlottenlund VGS(Videregaende Skole) which is a school /Comprehensive College in Trondheim, Norway. Together the two colleges sent applications for grants to the Nordplus programme to fund visits from students and teachers to the schools.


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