In the frame of economy development one main focus of coneed eG Bildungswerk is on vocational education = Management of international traineeships (work placements and work experience) and employment assistance for first work places in European countries, e.g. in the sectors rural companies, tourism and social economy.
The coneed eG Bildungswerk has big experience in vocational education and organizing internships for interested people, trainees as for teachers and learning staff as well. The cooperative is interested in management of international traineeships and to give assistance to people/companies, who are interested in European work mobility. All the time the results of international project work is disseminated to a wide range of economy partners and strength their international opportunities.

(1) In Summer 2009 two students from Hungarian vocational school have had a six week training in a Hotel in Bad Zwischenahn/Germany. During this time the coneed eG coaches the whole stay abroad, manages the all necessary documents and organizes accommodation, educates the trainees in German language and regional studies.

The work students from Hungary are very well included into kitchen team

(2) Workplacement: In the frame of cooperation with schools in the region, the coneed eG offered work placements for students, who want to get first impression of working life and to get information about training opportunities in office/business work. So in January 2013 we have had a 16 year old student in our main office for a work placement. During this time the young “employee” has the chance to assist the team in organizing a big gathering in the region, to evaluate international youth exchanges and to discuss with trainees in language courses.

With a certificate the coneed eG confirmed the work placement.

(3) ERASMUS+ Traineeship for university students: In September and October 2014 coneed eG Bildungswerk was coordinator of an Erasmus+ Traineeship. A student form Vidzeme University (Valmiera, Latvia) participated in a 2 months traineeship in northwest Germany. The title of the traineeship was = Media connect people, locally and internationally! coneed eG´s input was coordination and involving the student in international adult education activities. The two other partners in the traineeship – O1TV station and MCON Consulting – strength the media aspect.
Mainly part was the practical time in TV station O1. Here e.g. the student works on topics about the town Oldenburg and brought more internationality in the newsroom.

To accompany field trips with the topic >Rural Development< was on task in students traineeship.