FORTES does not organise only traineeships and training programmes, but provides also a wide range of services:
Accommodation: Internship programmes participants are usually accommodated in private houses with families or in fully equipped flats shared with other beneficiaries. Project work participants, teachers and professional trainers are usually accommodated in hostels, B&B or similar.
Maintenance / Pocket Money: Participants who are accommodated in families or shared flats usually have self-catering facilities (they can use the kitchen). Upon request at the moment of booking, participants can receive a weekly pocket money to cover food expenses. Hostel, B&B and similar accommodation can offer different services.
Italian language course: FORTES provides a welcoming service together with language and culture preparation : initial guidance about the training experience in Vicenza, a welcoming trip in the city, induction, work placement preparation, language training. Language courses are taught by native speaker teachers, specialized in teaching Italian as a foreign language. The teaching method is based on communication.
Certification of proficiency in Italian language: FORTES courses of language are accredited by the University for Foreigners of Perugia for the issuance of the CELI – CIC (Italian language). At its headquarter it is thus possible to carry out tests for the official certification of knowledge of the Italian language.
Tutoring: During the programme, each participant will have two tutors, one within FORTES and one within the host company. During the stay participant are asked to fill in monitoring forms and to take part in monitoring meetings. In this way, a continuous control of the whole experience is assured.
Cultural activities: Upon request, FORTES organises a wide range of visits to the most important cities in the the Veneto region or other touristic attractions. Of course participants are provided with information about social and cultural happenings in Vicenza.
Final report: At the end of the programme, FORTES prepares a final report containing all information on the project (list of traineeship companies, professional visits, final evaluations, pictures, etc…) and sends it in digital format to the sending organisation.