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Nan wins in the Leonardo Photo category of the Ecorys and British Council Your Story Competition

Congratulations to our very own Nan Wood who has been announced as a Highly Commended Prize Winner for her photographic project entry to the Lifelong Learning Programme ‘Your Story‘ Competition.

Leonardo Photo Competition

Leonardo Photo Competition

Nan used photographs from our trips to Bulgaria, Greece, Italy and Poland to illustrate our Leonardo Journey over the past 2 years working as part of the ESF Leonardo Lifelong Learning Partnership Project.

You can view Nan’s Story here on the competition website: http://competition.lifelonglearningprogramme.org.uk/leonardo/photo.php

Hover on each image to read the accompanying text.

Unfortunately Nan is unable to attend the Prize Awards Event next week due to a previously scheduled work commitment but well done Nan, and congratulations to all the other winners across the three categories.

Rickter’s Two Year European Project Completed

Since August 2009 The Rickter Company has been working with organisations from Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland and Slovakia in an ESF Leonardo Lifelong Learning Partnership Project.

This has now come to an end with only the final dissemination of our work still ongoing.

The project – our first within the Leonardo framework – has been a most worthwhile experience. Nan and I got to grips with the sometimes bizarre quirkiness of Euro-speak, e.g. mobilities, informal and non-formal learning, while loving the opportunity to learn so much about the different approaches to working within vocational training in partner countries, and not least enjoying  the wonderful friendships that have been forged over two years of collaboration.

In fact, so successful have we felt this project to have been, that we are keeping our fingers crossed that by September we shall be embarking on a Transfer of Innovation partnership with our colleagues from Germany, Greece and Italy – the innovation being the Rickter Scale® Process, adapted to be language and culture specific to some of their organisations’ specific client groups. On top of that we have also been invited by our Bulgarian partner to work with them on another ESF exchange project.

ASK Website

So it would seem that 2012 might see a lot more transnational cooperation and development for the company and further indulgence in Bulgarian Mavrud wine (Winston Churchill’s favourite red), German Wurst, Greek Meze and Italian Pasta!

For more information about the actual project work that we have been doing on ‘The assessment and validation of informally and non-formally acquired skills in Vocational Education and Training’, please visit the dedicated website:

http://www.lp-ask.org