TRANSFORMAR XIII - Formação Transeuropeia em Turis..
TRANSFORMAR XIII - Formação Transeuropeia em Turismo
Start date: Dec 31, 2014,
End date: May 30, 2016
The project TRANSFORMAR - Transeuropean Training in Tourism was implemented 13 years ago to meet the training needs in real work context of students from the network of Hotel and Tourism Schools of Turismo de Portugal , IP.
The experience to do an internship in different environments and work contexts in which those students are usually inserted transforms them into more open and tolerant citizens in relation to difference, more observers in order to enable them to create and develop professional and personal anticipation.
The main objective of the project TRANSFORMAR XIII is to allow students go on traineeship abroad to improve and apply the skills and competences acquired, through the implementation of international traineeships in real work environment . This experience is an added value for students because it allows:
a) to put into practice their knowledge, acquire new skills and then share them with other students and with instructors;
b ) the development of language and intercultural skills;
c ) the development of their relational and communication skills ;
d ) the acquisition of new knowledge of enterprises in terms of means, resources and organizational forms;
e) the testing of a practical exchanges and consequent establishment of sustained professional relationships with other professionals, businesses and organizations .
The beneficiaries of the project TRANSFORMAR XIII are the students from initial vocational training of the 12 Hotel and Tourism Schools network that finished with success :
a) the 2nd year courses from Vocational Qualification Level 4: Kitchen and Pastry Techniques, Food and Beverage Service Techniques and Hospitality and Tourism Operations ;
b ) the 2nd semester of courses from Vocational Qualification Level 5: Food Management and Production, Pastry Management and Production; Hotel Management in Hospitality; Hotel Management in Food and Beverage, Tourism Management and Culinary Arts .
The placements will last for 4 weeks and will be held between June and August, since Turismo de Portugal has to match the placementss abroad with placements that all students have to perform in Portugal.
These placements also consist in the immersing of the trainee in a real work environment in companies in the sector, previously selected by the intermediary and/or the host institution, always in agreement with Turismo de Portugal, in particular :
a) 4 and 5 star Hotels and Top Restaurants - for students from Hotel Management in F&B, Hotel Management in Hospitality, Hospitality and Tourism Operations, Culinary Arts, Pastry Management and Production and Food Management and Production courses;
b ) Tourism Enterprises ( Tourism Offices and Tour Operators ), Theme Parks and Tourism Animation Enterprises - for students of Tourism Management and Hospitality and Tourism Operations courses.
The human resources policy in the sector, seeking to respond to the objectives defined in the vision of development based on quality service and competitiveness of the tourism offer, calls for:
- Enhancing skills in the areas of attendance, service, management and entrepreneurship, and
- Better training, particularly in a real work environment and emerging professional areas.
The expected impact of this project in relation to the participating students is mainly due to the improvement of skills in attendance, service, management and entrepreneurship.
It is important to draw to Portugal knowledge on innovation, introduction of new practices, dynamics and processes developed globally. In this activity constantly evolving, with a strong international dimension and where creativity and entrepreneurship are critical for development, rejuvenation of human resources is fundamental. The integration of young qualified people to work in tourism together with current industry professionals can contribute to a more sustainable value chain and better tourist experience.
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