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Qualified Abilities Linked To TOURism III
Start date: Nov 1, 2014, End date: Oct 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Qu.A.Li.T._TOUR. III (Qualified Abilities Linked To TOURism III) project, is the result of two successful experiences carried out within the Leonardo da Vinci Programme. It is addressed to 150 students, 6 with special needs, in initial vocational and technical training, from Hotel and Tourist Secondary Institutes of the Province of Pescara and Teramo. In these schools, the preparation aims at transferring technical and professional competences linked to the field of tourism and hospitality, with particular attention to linguistic skills. However, these competences often do not meet the requirements of the labor market as they are acquired mainly from a theoretical point of view rather than a practice one. For these reasons, a programme of professional training, allowing participants to take part in a training experience in a local and an European context; the training experience in the local context is performed thanks to the collaboration of the sending partners. That is an opportunity that scholastic courses are not able to offer and it is a possibility of linguistic, professional and individual enrichment. The project wants to be an opportunity of integration of the scholastic preparation because the theoretical acquaintances will be supported and completed with practical ones. The training will place students in various cultural and social contexts, encouraging them to develop adaptability and flexibility. All this will contribute to satisfy professional and cultural growth of participants, guaranteeing the development of technician-vocational competences that could be used in the future in the local labor context. The field of tourism and hospitality has a considerable importance in the local economic and occupational structure. For this reason, suitable professionalities working in this field are needed. The overall objectives of the project are: 1. Improve the competences and the occupability of participants in the tourist field, joining the training "on the field" with the traditional one. 2. Develop synergies between the partner, improving the quality of the management. The expected results are the training, vocational and individual growth of participants and the promotion on the territory of youth mobility projects. Training will take place in European partners with a long experience in the management and organization of training. The transnational mobility will take place in partners’countries with whom there is already a cooperation during the previous experience and with experience in the management of mobility projects within the Leonardo Programme. The destination are: France, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, Malta, Spain. These partners give us a list of company linked with the field of tourism and hospitalities. Among these, structures aiming to the quality of welcome and the quality of structure and showing, at the same time, sensibility for the environmental topic will be preferred. Moreover, considered the development of new technologies in the tourist sector and the structural delays of Italian tourism, companies operating in the business of travels on line will be selected. The mobility experience will last 5 weeks (1week: language course and cultural activities + 4weeks of training) in a period including summer months and the start of the school year. The flows will be constituted of groups of a maximum of 20 students, in order to guarantee the presence of a group leader.

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