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FARO GLOBAL

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Country Code: P258
Name of Programme: FARO GLOBAL
Organisation responsible for the programme: Fundacion General de la Universidad de Valladolid Funding Ministry of Education- Direction General of Universities
Type of organisation: Foundation
Country: Spain
Web Link: http://www.becasfaro.es
Starting Date 2008
Ending date 2010
Joint initiative involving more than one Ministry? (if applicable)

Programme Description
General and specific objectives
To develop, on the basis of practical experience in companies in Europe, Asia, USA and Canada, sufficient capacities and professional skills to complement the professional training given in universities, as well as other skills such as linguistic proficiency and the knowledge of different sociocultural realities to aid access to the job market in an international environment.

To administer 1000 grants using an agile system which is easy to manage and which allows accessing specific information with regard to any of those involved at anytime and to use the support of the experience and knowledge of the personnel involved in the actual management of the programme.

To create suitable information and publicising mechanisms to extend the project internationally. In order to do so, active participation will be encouraged by the universities where the grant recipients are based, as well as publicising between intermediate entities, groups of companies, business associations or companies in order to obtain the best offers which lend both quality and continuity to the project.

To strengthen the professional perspectives of our grant recipients and, at the same time, promote more efficient and fluid cooperation between countries and cultures, thus providing companies with human resources with a suitable qualitative level in relation to their strategic requirements.

To create a virtual information and management space in Internet, thus favouring the implantation of new technologies and deploying a management and information tool which is as agile as possible.

 
Priority actions
The Becas FARO Global programme offers students studying their final degree courses in Spanish Universities the possibility of carrying out a period of work experience in companies situated in Europe, Asia, USA and Canada. The average duration of the grants is 7 months.
 
Management and coordination
Programme of the Direction General of Universities of the Ministry of Education (Dirección General de Universidades del Ministerio de Educación).
Financed by the Ministry of Education, the Fundación General de la Universidad de Valladolid promotes and administers the Becas FARO Global programme.

 
Expected or achieved outputs, outcomes and impacts
Expected outputs:
To strengthen the professional perspectives of our grant recipients and, at the same time, promote more efficient and fluid cooperation between countries and cultures, thus providing companies with human resources with a suitable qualitative level in relation to their strategic requirements.
Results and Outcomes:
The Becas FARO programme started in 2002. Since then three editions have been managed enabling 1624 grant recipients from 76 university degree courses belonging to 60 spanish universities to carry out work experiences in companies and organisations in 30 European countries. With the new programme FARO Globa (fouth edition) this number will be notably increased in at least 1.000 more beneficiaries due to the cooperation of companies located not only in Europe, but also in Asia, USA and Canada as well. Therefore, at the end of this year more than 2.600 students will have been beneficiaries of one of theses grants.

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