Colegiul National Economic “Gheorghe Chitu” is a secondary school from Craiova city, Dolj county, Romania . The general background of the area (the southern part of Romania ) is considered to be slightly disadvantaged from the socio-economic perspective as compared to the central and western part of the country. The activities are mainly related to industry, business and trade, so there is a wide interest for vocational education in business and economics, including retail sector. The school hosts a number of 1600 pupils aged 15 to 19. Many of the students come from countryside areas and there are a lot of students socially disadvantaged as one or both parents work abroad for longer periods.
Qualifications—public administration—4-year study with different subqualifications according to every year of study
-food services and gastronomy—3 year study ended by certificates of competences
-sales and commerce activities-retail sector—3 year study ended by certificates of competences.
The vocational education includes working practice 6 up to 10 weeks a school year according to the year of study.
The previous participation in this partnerships represent a valuable experience of our school in the cooperation with other schools from Europe, offering teachers the opportunity to observe and compare the educational systems in schools from other countries, creating a network as a basis for partnerships which can provide opportunities for both students and teachers to complete their education within an European framework; developing ICT skills and communication in foreign languages abilities. This will broaden the horizons of universal cultures and strengthen the cultural diversity, making students to get a better understanding of their national identity in order to improve human relationships and communication.
The development of such a project contributes to the recognition of cultural diversity as ameans of preserving national and cultural values and also to provide good human relationships and universal integration.
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