SRC celebrates STEMS Project at Stormont

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
European partners from Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Spain were recently in attendance at a high profile event at the Long Gallery Parliament Buildings, Stormont to highlight the good practice developed by the Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation Project. The project, which was funded through the EU Lifelong Learning Programme, for which Southern Regional College (SRC) was chosen as the lead partner supported the transfer of education and mobility strategies (STEMS) to the sports sector in Europe. This European wide project enabled SRC to work with new European partners developing innovative materials and techniques to promote best practice and training approaches to those in Vocational Education and Training (VET) within the sports industry, whilst also enhancing European links and gaining expertise and knowledge from European partners. Opening the event, Employment and Learning Minister, Dr Stephen Farry said, “The STEMS project has been an excellent example of promoting good relations and values among our young people in the world of sport. “This is a perfect illustration of how we can widen our horizons and benefit from sharing our experiences and knowledge with partners across Europe. I commend Southern Regional College on their continued support of the Life Long Learning Programme and for securing an average of 120 student placements across Europe each year.” SRC as the lead partner in this 2 year project worked in partnership with 5 European organisations, including Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland; DECROLY SL, Spain, Sportilia Azzura, Italy; Cumbernauld College, Scotland and Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI). Since 2007 the Southern Regional College has been successful in funding over 40 Lifelong Learning projects for staff and students with an average of 120 student securing placements across Europe each year. Students have worked in a number of countries across Europe including, Malta, Finland, Czech Republic, Spain, Sweden Italy & Germany. SRC currently manage a number of innovative projects funded under the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP). For further information on how to get involved in these projects contact the International Affairs Team at SRC on 0845 604 0033.
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