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„Towarzystwo Umiejętności Rolniczych” (TUR) (“The Agricultural Skills Society”) was founded in 1997. TUR members are farmers from Wielkopolska, young farmers – participants of foreign internships, scientists from the University of Life Sciences in Poznań and people working in and around agriculture, representatives of schools taking part in internships and enthusiasts agriculture. The Agricultural Skills Society, through its activity, refers to 120 years of educational traditions of the Wielkopolska based skills societies, whose goal was to improve the professional skills of modern farming. The Society’s tasks include: supporting and propagating modern management principles; popularization of modern agricultural technology and economic foundations of rational management; teaching of scientific and technical progress in the rural environment. The TUR Society organizes many scientific and technical conferences in the field of agriculture symposia that promote the improvement of professional qualifications of farmers and teachers of agricultural schools. The Society has published many publications in the field of agriculture, including: Prepared and implemented a pilot project of cereal storage and marketing in cooperation with American institutions and the Agricultural Market Agency. Participated in the promotion of agricultural chambers by doing training throughout Poland, a publication was also published under the name „Agricultural Chambers”. The Society developed and prepared and twice published a guide on grain storage under the title „Well stored grain”, which became the basic textbook for schools, institutions and farmers. The main task of the Society is cooperation with agricultural schools in the issue of equalizing the chances of rural youth, derived from less developed regions of our country, in access to modern forms of vocational education, language skills, cultural and cognitive skills. These activities also apply to agricultural school teachers. The Society enables students of agricultural schools and young farmers to take a three-month internship abroad on farms in other European Union countries, which it has been realizing for over 20 years. From the very beginning, the Society has been cooperating with the German Center for Agricultural Technology in Nienburg. The Society is a non-governmental non-profit organization, and its members operate on a voluntary basis without charging.

 

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DEULA-Nienburg GmbH is an educational institution of agricultural maschinery.The name of the DEULA-Nienburg stands for high quality and independent education and training. We are a modern educational center for all agricultural and some certain handcraft and technical professions.With our help the professionals from the agricultural sector can deepen and improve their knowledge. Next to the agriculture has the DEULA the departments of horticulture, forestry, agricultural and construction machinery mechanics, industrial mechanics and driving school. The apprentice has to be one time per year for one week at the DEULA to get specialized knowledge in agriculture technics. The education in the DEULA is a part of the dual education system. The Deula trainings are based on practice.

 

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“EFA La Malvesía” isa semi-private school which has teaching agricultural vocational training and secondary education since 1970. The institution has a great importance around rural areas because there are more than 600 students who come from different towns in the Valencian Community. It is part of UNEFA (Union of Agricultural Family Schools) which joins 27 EFAs in Spain. In addition, UNEFA is integrated in AIMFR (International Association of Maisons Familiar Rural). Every schools in this association follow the same original training system from the beginning. The main feature of our education system the alternative stages between school and company, very close to the German Dual System. This has been applied since the beginning of school. The methodology has developed the employability and, besides, it has propitiated a close relation with companies of the agriculture and forestry sector in our region. Currently, we have agreements with over 600 companies. The most important are Public institutions (Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Environment) but small-size companies too.

 

Meeting in Poznań

Meeting in Nienburg

Meeting in Valencia

Second Meeting in Poznań

Second Meeting in Nienburg

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Advises / Recommendations

 

Education in standard working rules, which students will find in the future at the companies,should start in the schools. For example: wearingworking clothes from the very beginning, follow a strict timetable, be punctual… The teacher can evaluate students’soft skills for work and their development.The topic safety in farm work has a content of 10 % during the lessons in the vocational school. This amount of lessons isin every year of the apprenticeship. In the first year the lessons shall be more theoretical and, in the following years, the knowledge will grow up on this base. For the safety education, the apprentice learns from books, but also from someinformation material. In every chapter of learning is a safety information, especially to this topic. The safety knowledge shall be evaluateevery now and then, depending of the training educational way. Teachers should combine different methods, for example:

• “Kopfsteinmethode” –“What would happen if something else would have happened” (Discussion)

• Crossword

• Work in groups

• Prevention through pictures of accidents

• In external trainings: Use theoretical knowledge for practice tasks.

• The trainer has tobe an example for the apprentice (safety clothes)

 

In addition, the apprentice has in their report a booklet about some parts of safety during work. Only farms, which are checked by the agricultural chamber in safety and theirpossibilities of education, are allowed to train the apprentice. The farm owner (instructor) tries to show the risks and thanks for it the responsibility of the apprentice to work carefully will increase. The role of the trainer in the practice (apprenticeship) is very important, because he/sheis able to avoidaccidents through his/herexperience. School, insurance company, agricultural chamberand the farms have a close cooperation. There should be a fluentcommunication between school and companies where trainees are working inorder to build a comfortable environment to make advises about safety andhealth at work. In addition, if there is a gap in the safety knowledge, professionals could go to the schools and they can help with reports, speeches… as an example for the educational community.

 

Improvement points for each country: Schedule, plan of application:

 

Germany:

• Competition about safety with lucrative benefits for the apprentice.

• Yearly healthcheckduring the apprenticeship.

• Parents should be involved in the development of awareness of safety before and during the apprenticeship.

 

Spain:

• Companies, which can be chosen by trainee, should fulfill safety

requirements. Teacher should check it through a simple checklist.

• The safety topics should be a transversal content, for example 10 % of the time during the lessons, more than presentedchapters in the curricula.

• Use innovative methods: study case, real situations, games, ITC methodology… in order to make pleasant those “hard” contents.

 

Poland:

• Schools should have closer relationship with institutions from agricultural sector (KRUS – ASIF – Agricultural Social Insurance Fund, Chamber of Agriculture…) because they provide them information and materials on the subject of occupational safety.

• The safety topics should be a transversal content in every subject and the number of hours of safety teaching should increase, too.

• Teachers and trainers should be an example of “good practices”, therefore students could learn from a real model. For example, wearing safety clothes every time, using machines and tool on the right way, etc.

 

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