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Tarptautinė darbo patirtis viešojo maitinimo sektoriuje
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Erasmus+ KA1 Vocational Education and Training- learner and staff mobility project 'International work experience in catering sector' is intended to improve students' qualifying as cooks, bakers and waiters- bartenders professional competencies. Promoter- Vilnius Tourism and Commerce School. Receiving partners- hotel Pietrenere (Italy), Docklands Academy (the United Kingdom), Slagteriskolen (Denmark), CEFPPA (France) and EPRALIMA (Portugal). The main goal is to improve students'- future cooks', bakers', waiters-bartenders' professional competencies working in international team, to increase their competitiveness and integration into Lithuanian and EU labor market. To fulfill this goal, 42 project beneficiaries will have 4 weeks placements in Italy and Portugal, 5 weeks placement in Denmark and 6 weeks placement in the United Kingdom which are rich in various products, have old traditions in culinary, pastry, hospitality, wine traditions and are claimed being top gastronomy and hospitality countries. During the placements participants will acquire new knowledge and practical skills in the primary food processing, thermal preparation of products semi-finished dishes, the presentation of dishes, service and quality assessment; learn to work with the latest kitchen, restaurant and bar equipment, inventory, tools, the latest technology; will have the opportunity to work with products which lack in the training at school; will get knowledge of wine tasting, culture of wine and food harmonization; will have the opportunity to work in various restaurants working areas; will gain work experience in an international team; improve their foreign language skills in professional activities; will gain the confidence in their professional capacity; increase motivation to achieve professional excellence; gain experience of working in a team; develop social skills: independence and responsibility; broaden their socio-cultural horizons. The implementation of this project will allow the participants to gain more confidence in their professional and personal skills, increase motivation to achieve professional excellence, to increase opportunities for better integration into the labor market in Lithuania and the EU. Students will receive Europass mobility documents. ECVET will be applied. After returning back students will share their experience, and so the other students' motivation to learn will grow. Dissemination of practical skills will make it possible to use more diverse teaching and learning methods. The school's prestige will rise. At the end of the project in May 2016 in Vilnius Tourism and Commerce School the final project dissemination event will take place aimed at the school community, other schools, the social partners, during which students will produce dishes learned during the internship. Guests of the event will be able to monitor the cooking process and taste. Project period: 01-07-2015 to 01-07-2016.
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