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European Vocational Skills Week
News announcement19 November 2020Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion1 min read

Acquiring practical skills


© 2020, Marta Kozłowska

To make our dream come true, we took part in Erasmus +. Getting there was demanding. Then English language preparation courses. We finally went to Italy. We stayed for two weeks in a hotel in Rimini. Of course, we didn't go there for an internship. We worked at the Par Ferr store. who dealt with the retail sale of everyday items. Our duties consisted of:
- maintaining order in the store,
- determining the prices of goods and their labeling,
- customer service,
- issuing receipts,
-assistance in accepting deliveries.

In our free time, we visited Rimini and Florence, San Marino and Ravenna. We also did an Italian course. Participation in projects, we gained qualifications increasing our chances on the labor market, interpersonal skills, we diversified the English language and gained the basics of Italian and, most importantly, practical vocational training


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