A tutor from Switzerland is visiting City of Wolverhampton College this week to learn more about the English further education system and how vocational training is delivered in the UK.  

Tania Grasso, a lecturer in German and English at the Ecole Technique – Ecole des Metiers de Lausanne, will observe engineering and IT classes and talk to tutors and students about different methods of teaching and learning industry-standard skills.

She will also find out about how the college arranges work experience placements abroad, with a view to introducing similar opportunities for students in her own organisation.

Tania said: “I am really excited about visiting the college’s training facilities and finding out more about how vocational training is delivered in the UK, which is very different to how it is done in Switzerland.

“I am also looking forward to improving my technical English which I can pass on my students on my return to Lausanne.”

The visit kicks off a partnership between the college and Young Swiss Talent – an organisation that facilitates work placements for students around Europe – following which students will have the chance to do work experience in Switzerland.

Lucy Bennett, student projects officer at the college, said: “We are delighted that Tania is visiting the college and are looking forward to exploring opportunities for work placements in Switzerland for our students in the future.”

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