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23/10/2020 - Vidrà trip - Sant Pere de Torelló.

Vidrà trip - Sant Pere de Torelló.

The first student visit with the 1o students of “Gray Superior de Gestió Forestal i del Medi Natural” was a walking trip from Vidrà to Sant Pere de Torelló, where we could introduce ourselves to the forestry area interpretation.

Through the path, we knew different forestry arboreal, bushy and herbaceous species of the traditional vegetation Mediterranean weather. We learned to interpret different ways a forest area can be and, to know some measuring tools that are used to carry out a dasymetric inventory.

23/10/2020 - Mas Terricabras

Mas Terricabras

Visit of 2º “Grau Mitjà de Produccions Agropecuàrie”s to Mas Terricabras agricultural farm in Oristà.

Mas Terricabras is a familiar farm where it produces cereals and leguminous, and production of porcine and bovine cattle and fattening. Moreover, they generate biomass destined for heating and electric fabrication with solar photovoltaic plates set up at the farm roof.

Other singular productions are chickpeas with the designation of origin, a wheat variety called Formet escairat, green tomato, and direct commercialization. Also, jointly with other Lluçanès farms, they welcome visits in touristic routes called “La Ruta del Pa i la Ruta de la llet ”. Since the school, we express our gratitude to Mas Terricabras for this fascinating visit.

23/10/2020 - Dual practices.

Dual practices.

A new year begins. And we evaluate how the learning has been in DUAL studies during the summer season. Because of covid19, we had to postpone the start. But once we had assimilated the situation, all the appropriate adaptations were carried to achieve correct monitoring of the learning process, always keeping in mind the new sanitary conditions. The personal and direct connection between the third parts implied in the stay, student-school-company, guarantee this is enriching and accurate for all of them.

From the school, we strongly bet for this professional stay system in the company, and for this reason, we realized it would be interesting to extend it to the rest of the training courses taught at school. Being always motivated for the exit of good experiences lived in the last years in the“Cicle de agropecuaria”. We know that walking forward in this direction, we increase the possibilities of the student incorporation in the company where he/she has carried out his DUAL stay.

23/10/2020 - Reproduction Tortoise center.

Reproduction Tortoise center.

Visit to the reproduction tortoise center of Albera, located in Garriguella, and “Parque Medioambiental” in Selva. During the morning, we visited the Mediterranean tortoise breeding in Garriguella, in the Albera mountains, where turtles are breed to be released into the natural environment. A beautiful species as threatened as well. Joan Budó accompanied us through the visit making it very pleasant and didactic.

In the afternoon, we visited “Parque Medioambiental de la Selva,” where they manage a good part of the waste gathering from the region. They distribute and do organic matter treatment, as well. The person in charge, Núria Cifra, showed us the plant and explained to us its work.

01/10/2020 - Final Project year.

Final Project year.

Final Projects of the year consist of the last educational register that allows evaluating students’ competencies achieved through their academic training.

The link connection among the learning and professional training defines their singularity regarding the last projects realized so far. This year, the development, monitoring, and presentation have been different due to the exceptional situation we are living in nowadays. However, students and teachers have been up to this entrust responsibility. As always, the results have been very satisfactory. We ended a year they are going to remember forever.

Good job, good results.

29/09/2020 - New school year 2020-21.

New school year 2020-21.

“ I hope after this summer period you have rested and are excited to start a new school year and be willing to work and achieve the objectives we have fixed for this year. As you know, the pandemic is still with us, and we commit ourselves to adapt to this situation and follow the protocols and preventive health measures that will be a priority since the first day, to all of us and all the students. At the same time, the school will follow its formative teaching without losing the essence and the educational system that defines it.

I attach you a general teaching plan and “Pla d’organització I d’actuació curs 20-21 en el marc de la pandèmia de l’escola Quintanes”. We have done some modifications regarding what I sent you in July, adding new Department instructions. It is so important to read it down to the last detail and study this planning”.

22/09/2020 - Honor enrolment.

Honor enrolment.

All our students are a present to us #familiaquintanes

I ́m Laia Rius, and I’ve already finalized “Ramaderia i Assistència en Sanitat Animal” studies in EFA Quintanes. I achieved an honour enrolment and a recognition in Argó awards organized by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. It has been possible due to my stay in school. That has helped me in my personal and academically development.

I take with me a lot of good memories of these two years, and I recommend everyone who wants to focus his/her professional career in a farming or rural scope. I believe these studies are very useable. Either for the people who want to focus in ranching or the ones who want to keep in their university degrees like veterinary science or agronomist engineering because they offer you the required theoretical bases and great practice experience in different companies.

I’m Estel Barceló and in the middle of the pandemic situation I’ve ended “Cicle Superior de Ramaderia i Assistència en Sanitat Animal” in Quintanes. It seems impossible time passes so quickly. I still have in mind the day I began. Despite, a bittersweet finishing, I appreciate a lot these two years studying what I’m passionate for, learning new concepts and being part of this school.

I do not know what the future will bring me, but now I am sure where I am, what I want to be and what I like to be. From here, I would like to encourage everyone to discover this satisfactory feeling that can be get from Quintanes and all its people around.

Last but not least, I would like to encourage all of you to take in advantage the chances are planned within these studies: visits, study programs, trips and so on. All of them are priceless!! Besides, all the moments lived through Quintanes are unforgettable, and being quite honestly, Quintanes has made me grow as a person. I’m very grateful. Thanks to Quintanes I can leave with a full bag. I hope we’ll get in touch soon! Thanks, Quintanes family!

How easy is learning when you want to learn, you like what you’re learning and, they help you in learning

01/09/2020 - Laia Rius, a recognition in Argó Awards.

Laia Rius, a recognition in Argó Awards.

2020 Argó Awards, organized by la UAB, are focused on the best research work from Batxillerat and CFGS. In this 17th announcement, UAB has released the winner names coming from 26 Catalan High schools.

Our student in “Ramaderia i Assistència en Sanitat Animal” Laia Rius Canadell has been given recognition in the CFGS projects on the 17th Argó Awards announcement. Congratulations Laia!

07/05/2020 - 3x2. Three years, two “degree”.

3x2. Three years, two “degree”.

Search your method. If you want to get educated to the maximum, there are sectors you might interest and questions to make you chose, if you would like to create an interdisciplinary professional profile, if you don’t want to waste your time, and so on.

Ask for information. Call us 93.850.24.41 or send us an email efa@quintanes.com where we are going to explain all the possible combinations and options. In Quintanes we have your method!

31/03/2020 - Student Visit to Can Fraser i Albert Tulsà s.l

Student Visit to Can Fraser i Albert Tulsà s.l

2n students of GM “Producció Agropecuària” did two educational visits to complement the machinery syllabus.

In the morning, they visited Can Fraser d’Aiguaviva, where Mr. Jordi Aulet explained to us all kinds of details such as management, maintenance service, failures, productions, prices, profitability and, so on, of all their machinery used.

While in the afternoon, students visited Albert Tulsà s.l company in Riudellots de la Selva. An enterprise for agricultural work to third parties. Albert showed us and explained to us all the machinery they have, the history and evolution of the company as well as the daily work. Above all, the students liked so much the new company acquisition, a tractor of 420cv, of the Class Xerion brand with four directional wheels of the same diameter. From here, we would like to express our gratitude to both companies for their participation and personalized advice to our students.

18/03/2020 - Quintane’s instructors.

Quintane’s instructors.

One of the keys to the educational system of alternation is the engagement of some teachers - usually called “instructors” - with multiple functions beyond teaching.

The instructor goes along with the student in all their studies itinerary and socio-professional incorporation because they are an active actor/actress inside this same socio-professional context and territorial in which the student is part.

Is the paradigm of a new academic profession: is no longer the teacher of a subject, but the teacher who encourages, guides, advises, helps, teaches when it’s necessary, accompanies along the educational way, and provokes the learning interest. (Andreu Gutiérrez, ex instructor of Quintanes).

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02/03/2020 - Our students visit FIMA 2020.

Our students visit FIMA 2020.

This week has been held the 41st machinery exhibition in Saragossa, FIMA 2020. On Thursday 27 of February, the 1o of “Agropecuària de Grau mitjà” students, the 1o of “Ramaderia I Sanitat Animal” and the 1o of “Paisatgisme” attended in this important exhibition. They were a total of 62 students.

26/02/2020 - Third position in Catskills '20 of “ Jardineria”.

Third position in Catskills '20 of “ Jardineria”.

Three students of 1st “Grau superior de Paisatgisme” were the representative of the school in the competition of this year. They got a very merit third position. They will be leaded by Mr.Toni Martorell, Quintanes' Head Teacher.

Catskills is a Catalonian competition of vocational training where all the students of Catalan territory compete in 38 jobs related to the studies they are taking.

The Catalonian vocational training tournament CATSKILLS 2.020 is aimed at the Vocational Training promotion through the students’ participation. Furthermore, the competition is extra motivation in their professional itinerary as well as a personal enriching experience; Also very interesting for the connection between the educative schools and teachers because of the exchanging experiences and to establish cooperation among the schools and participant companies.

This tournament is biannual and allows us to show the skills and professional competences of the participant students. Its tests are get inspired in the technical description that regulates the international WorldSkills Competition.

19/02/2020 - Vernis & Taberner equips visit.

Vernis & Taberner equips visit.

The 1o “Producció Agropecuària” students did an educational visit to Vernis & Taberner Equips S.L company in Gurb, franchisee by John Deere brand.

Mr. Manel Lara showed us all and each of one company installations while answering our doubts. At the end of the facilities visit, they took a look at the store and in the exhibition zone of new tractors, where we asked all the questions we had prepared before to take good advantage of the visit. Next, the students were able to visit Santa Anna facilities where there is second-hand machinery.

The visit pleased a lot all the students. Therefore, we want to thank “Can Vernis” with their predisposition and their kind treatment they always grant.

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