The Italian accommodation system is leader in Europe for quality and dimension. Tourism sector has always been and still it is a solid engine for the economic recovery of European Union. Therefore, it is important, in this period of crisis, to invest in the education and training of young people who want to grow professionally in tourism sector. In order to increase sector competitiveness, is it essential to ensure a better correspondence between demand and offer of competences in labour market.
70 young Italians will qualify their competences with a 2 months training in a sector enterprise in Germany, Greece, Malta, Portugal, United Kingdom, Spain.
The project will:
C. NUMBER AND PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS
Italian students (age 18/21) enrolled in tourism VET (EQF Level 2, basic knowledge of the sector) or newly graduated (less than 1 year) (EQF Level 3), residents in Abruzzo, Puglia and Toscana. Study sections: accommodation service (tourist hosting and booking), restaurant services (enogastronomy and restaurant service), tourism professionals (commercial services).
D. DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES
Activities are divided into 3 Macro-phases:
Mercury will coordinate the project. The work plan in the company will be organized according to procedure ECVET. At the end of the two month internship host companies will evaluate the results achieved through examination, which will follow a final evaluation. After receiving the report, students will receive a Certificate Europass Mobility by the National Erasmus +.
F. SHORT DESCRIPTION OF RESULTS
Leaning outcomes will be expressed in terms of knowledge, skills and competences. 70 students, who have carried out at leat 80% of training and have succeeded the final exam, will receive the Europass Mobility Certificate, where LOs will be validated.
The project will involve:
H. LONG TERM BENEFITS
Expected project impact will be: local, regional, national and European:
Dissemination plan will enlarge project impact, improving its sustainability and highlighting European added value. It will be coordinated by the partner OpenCom: non profit organisation, specialised in social communication.