Posted On: 20 Sep 2018
Léargas, the National Agency for Erasmus+ Vocational Education and Training in Ireland, have published an impact study of Erasmus+ work placements and found that 95% of vocational students had gained knowledge and skills on these placements that they could not have got in Ireland. For many it was their first experience living away from home, leading to a big increase in self confidence and independence. The students reported feeling their chances to get a new or better job had improved, and that they had learned better how to see the value of different cultures. And all this in under a month: 92% of placements lasted just four weeks or less, but nonetheless had huge benefits for Irish students.
This research was based on over 1,200 participant surveys and reports from 29 participating organisations. It is avaliable to download from https://www.leargas.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Leargas_Impact_Study_Erasmus_VET_Placements.pdf.