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The TRF Future Vision Plan

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Frank J. Devlyn

Doing Good in the World 


New Terminology for GSE

A Change in Vocabulary for one of our
Great Educational Programs
GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE

To be called
VOCATIONAL TRAINING TEAMS (VTT’S)
The VTTS will succeed GSE  under The Future Vision plan.  VTTS will begin to operate in 2010 for pilot
districts under the new system before becoming a worldwide program in 2013.

Differences between GSEs and VTTs
Group Study Exchange Vocational Training Team
Teams exchange visits between paired areas in different countries Vocational Training Teams may or may not be reciprocated by partner districts.
For business people and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers The district can choose the program length, how many team members will participate and how old they should be.
The Foundation provides the most economical round-trip airline tickjet between the home and host countries VTTS will be funded either by the district block grant or the global grant
In a typical four-week tour, applicants participate in five full days of vocational visits, 15 to 20 club presentations, 10-15 formal visits and social events, 2-3 days at the district conference 3-4 hours per day of cultural and site yours, and 3-4 hours per day of free time with host families VTTS will be more flexible than ever before.  Districts who operate VTTS through their district grant will basically decide how the program operates and take care of much of the bureaucracy previously undertaken by the staff in Evanston
Team members experience the host country's culture and institutions, observe how their vocations are practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas. If the VTT is capable of Capacity Building and has a potential Sustainable Outcome through the Areas of Focus, it can be funded through Global Grants.

 

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