Library Assistant Hayley Reynolds explains how an Erasmus+ funded study visit to Bergen, Norway connected her with a community of fellow professionals who are passionate about libraries as a free, inclusive, public space.
Edwin Henry and Kerrie Drum are active members of the IAESTE Ireland Local Committee, supporting international trainees who come to work in Ireland through IAESTE. Edwin is a a process engineer with PM Group in Dublin and Kerrie is an R&D Engineer in County Waterford and is the IAESTE Ireland Local Committee President. In this post, Edwin and Kerrie describe what they learnt at the IAESTE 2019 Connect Conference this year and how they hope to bring that learning to their work on the IAESTE Local Committee in 2019 and beyond.
Kerrie Drum is an R&D Engineer in County Waterford and is also the IAESTE Ireland Local Committee President. In this post Kerrie describes her recent trip–with Neha Choudhary of IAESTE Ireland in Léargas–to the IAESTE Annual Conference in Cyprus, where delegates from member countries exchange work placements. Kerrie also looks back at what was accomplished in 2018 by the IAESTE Local Committee. They welcomed 10 international trainees to Ireland for their summer placements last year and are looking forward to welcoming this summer’s trainees shortly!
Using words and videos, a teacher shows how a small rural school in Co. Galway has benefited from almost ten years’ involvement with European programmes; the school is currently taking part in two Erasmus+ partnerships: one involving teachers and pupils, the other teachers only exploring outdoor education: Happy Children make Happy Learners.
Read about a typical week in the life of European Projects Officer Karen McCormick as she works on several Erasmus+ VET Strategic Partnerships on behalf of Letterkenny Institute of Technology. From virtual kick-off meetings with partners throughout Europe to visiting manufacturing plants and training colleges in Denmark, Karen’s week provides an insight into some of the things that make transnational cooperation work well.