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Start date: Nov 1, 2016, End date: Oct 31, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

A. CONTEXT The Italian accommodation offer is leader in Europe for quality and dimension. Tourism sector has always been and it is still a solid engine for economic recovery of European Union. It is important, in period of economic crisis, to invest in the education and training of young people who want to work in tourism sector. In order to increase sector competitiveness, is it essential to ensure a better correspondence between requested and offered competences in labour market. B. OBJECTIVES 168 students will qualify their competences with a 2 months training in a sector enterprise in BE, BG, CZ, EL, ES, FI, DE, IE, HR, LT, MT, PT, UK.34 professors will deliver a 5 days job shadowing on the theme of dual system application, visiting schools institutions, training organisations and enterprises. Thanks to the project, students will acquire knowledge for working in the sectors: tourism, hotel and restaurant industry, online booking, web marketing, destination promotion; filling out the gap between formal education and non formal one. They will improve language skills and increase intercultural dialogue. Teachers will learn techniques and methods to put into practice during teaching sessions and obtain good practices for implementing the dual system. C. DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES Activities are divided into 3 Macro-phases: 1. Mobilities preparation (11/2016 > 06/2017 e 11/ 2017 > 06/2018): a. Partnership coordination; b. Enrolment and selection of participants; c. Participants preparation; d. Management and organisation support to the whole project 2. Mobilities implementation a. European mobility for students - 60 days (06-07/2017 e 06-07/2018): Training in enterprises; language and cultural tuition course for those students travelling to a country whose language is not supplied by OLS system. b. European mobility for teachers – 5 days (03-06/2017 e 03-06/2018) Visiting of: 2 VET institutions (how internships are activated); 2 enterprises of the sector, where apprenticeships have been activated (role of hosting tutor); 1 professional training organisation (how to plan learning outcomes). c. Monitoring and tutoring (03-07/2017 e 03-07/2018); d. Training experience evaluation (09-10/2017 e 09-10/2018); e. Acquired competences evaluation (10-11/2017 e 10/2018); 3. Cross-sectional activities (24 months): a. Administrative and financial evaluation; b. Dissemination and follow-up. D. METHODOLOGY ITS Martini promotes the project and coordinates it with MUP.. Training plan in hosting enterprises will be organised in accordance with ECVET procedure: Units of Learning Outcomes (ULOs), with activities and Learning Outcomes (LOs) (knowledge, skills and competences). ITS Martini has prepared Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed by all European partners. In line with MoU, ECVET-Las and MAs will be elaborated. At the end of training period, hosting tutors will evaluate LOs achievement of teachers and students. Final evaluation will follow. Registers, daily signed by tutor and participants, will show the number of daily hours training. Once having reports, applicant will start procedures for having Europass Mobility Certificates validated in Italy. Before departure, students will attend OLS course. Participants moving to BG, CZ, EL, FI, HR, LT and PT will attend language and culture tuition at destination. Each 14 days tutors and trainees will fulfil monitoring questionnaires (3 days for professors). Online system for exchange of documents will be created (accessible through username and password). E. SHORT DESCRIPTION OF RESULTS Leaning outcomes are expressed in terms of knowledge, skills and competences. Participants, who have carried out at least 80% of training (or job shadowing) and have succeeded, will receive the Europass Mobility Certificate, where LOs are validated. F. IMPACT The project will involve: - 11 tourism VETs in 4 Italian regions, relevant for tourism industry; - 132 students and/or graduated (less than 1 year); - 34 teachers involved in alternating training for students; - 25 partners in 13 European countries (BE, BG, CZ, EL, ES, FI, DE, IE, HR, LT, MT, PT, UK); - participation of students with fewer opportunities will be enhanced (1 person per VET). G. LONG TERM BENEFITS Expected project impact will be: local, regional, national and European: - enhanced young people employability in tourism sector; - enhanced Italian and European tourism service, quality and competitiveness, thanks to the creation of European and national networks; - improved quality for training system Dissemination plan will enlarge project impact, improving its sustainability and highlighting European added value.
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