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The title of the project: Tourism Sector Staff Trainer
Transnational Project Number/ agreement: 2017-1-PL01-KA202-038802
Funded by Erasmus+

Educators who deliver trainings or workshops, in addition to their  experience and knowledge of their profession, should also  have competences and skills in the areas of techniques and  tools of running training groups. Without additional competences, trainings/workshops are ineffective,  unattractive, often useless or the same as elsewhere. The  ability to transfer knowledge is particularly important  during those practical trainings. This is  also the case with expert knowledge in catering - no chef,  bartender or waiter will learn the professions in theory.


Practicing is crucial and required also under the  supervision of professional masters / trainers. HORECA  trainers are the project’s beneficiary group -  upgrading and adapting their qualifications to  market’s needs, developing creative and  entrepreneurial attitudes in the society, and lifelong  learning awareness are very important for vocational  education, including the HORECA industry.The main  aim of the project is to develop a standardized  qualification of a professional trainer / VET (according to  research results) in the HORECA sector, in accordance with  the EQF, and a comprehensive trainer training program, to  increase the number of qualified trainers in the catering  industry.


Based on the experience of partner  organizations, we would like to build the standard of HORECA  trainers' competence and ready-to-use educational  materials. Beneficiaries will be equipped with tools for  anyone who would like to improve their competence and skills  in training for HORECA in the package of coaching and  interpersonal competencies. Based on  our own experiences and interviews with HORECA trained  trainers, we have identified three occupational standards  for which we develop and validate the educational pathways  within the project:

- chef  trainer (training for kitchen supporting staff, cooks,
chefs),

- bartender trainer (training for bartenders,
sommalieres),

- waiter trainer (training for waiters).


The project will be carries in three stages:


1.  Research on expectations, held competences, lack of  competences among HORECA trainers  and educators.


2. Developing the competency standards of the VET coach in the  HORECA industry together with the  preparation of the educational platform.


3. Validation - testing the worked out solutions During the  first phase of the project, experts / specialists /  researchers from each Partner’s country will be  present. 


HORECA employees, employers, entrepreneurs,  trainers and educators will also be included in this study  to fully comprehensively involved in this process. The  interviews, surveys, focus studies will be carried with  them. The second  phase of the project will involve experts and trainers  working in vocational training field, NVQ trainings, adult  education in the HORECA industry, as well as graphic  designers, programmers and IT professionals to work on the  technical side and creation of the platform.


The third  phase of the project will be implementation and testing the  worked out solutions - here all people willing to take a  part in workshops and trainings will be invited to take a  part in in the training with the use of all  standards.


Project results:


1) A study  report from 3 Partner countries


2)  Competence standards for VET trainers in the HORECA industry


3) Educational platform


4) Training modules for the three VET trainer’s  competency standards in the HORECA industry.


5) VET  Trainer Validation Report in the HORECA  Industry.


 The  increased level of competence of trainers who train in the  HORECA industry will have an impact on the functioning and  development of the entire industry in the international  environment. Trainers  with adequate skills and qualifications will be able to  better train others and will provide knowledge to employees  or future employees, potential candidates in the touristic  industry. The staff will be better prepared - it will  improve the functioning of the business - hotels,  restaurants and will contribute to the development of the  whole industry.