WP 1.5 Placement Officers to be appointed at six partner universities in Kosovo and undergo training in the EU
The six newly appointed Placement Officers from the partner universities in Kosovo (the universities of Ferizaj, Gjakova, Gjilan, Peja, Prishtina and Riinvest College) attended a week of training at Staffordshire University, UK from 7-11 November 2016. They participated in events as part of the CareersFest Week, as well as attending meetings with SU’s Placement Team, and academics involved in monitoring students on placement and assessing their progress. CareersFest was a week-long festival of events, lectures, seminars and practical sessions aimed at promoting the many options available to SU graduates entering the world of work, including placements and work experience in companies and enterprises. The Placement Officers were able to explore the e-Coach online system for careers coaching, attend sessions on updating and improving their CVs, interview techniques and the academic and practical benefits of placements for students.