From 08 – 10 August 2022, I had the pleasure of participating in a short-term learning mobility for staff (job shadowing) in the framework of vocational education and training. The host organisation was VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRAINING SRL. in St. George, Romania. It was an intensive few days. According to a predetermined schedule, I observed the work of the organisation in terms of the application of modern organisational solutions, technology and computer programmes as well working methods.
In international company, I visited various sites and facilities. These included the sewage treatment plant and biogas plant, the Modern House KFT house factory and the landfill and sorting plant for the Covasna district in Saint George, as well ECO BIHOR SRL which is taking part in the BIO VILL programme, using renewable energy sources to heat public buildings. The sites visited allowed a close look at modern technologies, machinery, equipment, materials and also an observation of the organisation and execution of work related to the use of construction facilities and renewable energy equipment.
It was a very interesting and edifying experience for me. I think I will transfer many of the newly learnt practices to my own work, and the international contacts I have made will have a positive impact on the increase of my language skills, development of my social, personal, professional and cultural competences.
The trip was quite short to get to know the city and its surroundings in detail, so I hope to go back there again.