September 18, 2021

Europe on 2 wheels: from Pleven to Motor Valley with the Erasmus+ project to study mechatronics and transports

The students of the Professional School on Transport in Pleven (Bulgaria) carried out an Erasmus+ project at our Italian agency Sistema Turismo.
In November, an article about their mobility experience was published in the local Pleven newspaper “Posoki”. Here is the translation of the article:

 Monday – Tuesday, 18 – 19 November 2019, number 123, POSOKI newspaper

Students of the Professional Transport School “Prof. Cvetan Lazarov ”have made practical experience in Italy

The students were part of the project “Europe on two wheels” under the “Erasmus+” program 2014-2020

For the fifth year in a row the students of the Professional Transport School “Prof. Cvetan Lazarov “of the city of Pleven have been part of the “two-wheeled Europe” project under the Erasmus+ program 2014-2020. The hosting organization is Sistema Turismo srl., City of Rimini, Italy.

The project foresees the realization of three mobility with the participation of 26 students and 10 teachers. The goal is the acquisition of skills in the field of diagnosis and maintenance of motorcycles and mopeds and the improvement of the language skills of pupils on one side and on the other, support for the professional development of staff involved with education and training.

The participants, beneficiaries of the mobility, are students of the third, fourth and fifth year of the high school with the following studies: road transport technology, automotive mechatronics, electrical equipment for transport vehicles, organization of automobile transport operations.
The first flow, consisting of 13 students and 2 accompanying teachers, ing. Hristov and Dr. Merzhanova held a 2-week training course in the period from 22 October to 4 November in Rimini, Italy. The Emilia Romagna region and the city of Rimini are famous for the “Motor Valley”. There are located centers of design and production of mopeds, motorcycles and scooters of famous brands.
Nearby are the internationally renowned slopes: the Misano Adriatico track for the MotoGP Gran Pri (San Marino) and the Imola track for the FIA ​​Formula 1 races.

The new mechanics were assigned to nine internship companies, two and three-wheel motor vehicle workshops. Under the tutors’ guidance, they learned about the internal organization of work in Italian workshops, enriched the knowledge acquired in schools and gained experience and skills in the field of motorcycles. Future mechanics have learned new techniques and technologies for diagnosis, technical maintenance, repair and manufacture of these precious items. It is in fact knowledge and skills that could not be acquired in Bulgaria.

Apart from the internship in the workshops, an interesting cultural program with visits to Venice, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy and San Marino, the oldest republic located within Italy, was planned for the young people.

At the end of the mobility, the tutor from the partner organization Sistema Turismo, Tsvetomira Georgieva, thanked the students for the excellent work done and the very positive feedback from the workshops. “The passion of young people for motorcycles and the desire to improve have meant that the internship becomes an important beginning for their professional future. All participants received the European Europass certificates and the professional and social experience gained will increase the opportunities for pupils to successfully achieve the European labor market, “commented the Pleven Professional Transport School.

Clockwise: ETN President Luciano Marino, the Vice Director of the Transportation Professional School of Pleven, Tsvetomira Georgieva Operations Manager of Sistema Turismo and the Director of the Transportation Professional School of Pleven during the ETN Contact Seminar in Sofia
Original Article in Bulgarian
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