Turizm Sektörüne Avrupa Yansımaları
Start date: Sep 1, 2016,
End date: Aug 31, 2017
The Project that will be conducted by Kahta Istanbul Borsa Vocational and Technical High School will start on 01 September 2016 and end on 31 August 2017 lasting a total 12-month-period. Between 01 September 2016 and 28 February 2017 the following will be carried out in the project: informing the participants, selection of the participants, participants’ preparation, organizing and planning for the mobility, meetings with the hosting partners and promotion of the project. March 2017-April 2017 will be the period for mobility. The period between May 2017 and 31 August 2017 will be designated for evaluation, spread and reporting of the project. Project Coordination Team will complete Charts for Work-Timing, Charts for Costs and Charts for Performance Evaluation regarding the evaluation of student experience quality throughout the visits. These charts will be used during the we will conduct the project and they will be beneficial in evaluating what we did in the past and projecting what is to be done in near future. Meetings and seminars are among the methods to applied in the project. 18 students from Food & Beverages Services Dept. and 2 accompanying teacher and 14 students from Accommodation & Travel Services Dept. and 2 accompanying teacher will participate to the project. The participants for Food & Beverages Services Dept. will visit Praha, Checz Republic to receive training on Flambé preparation and Types of Flambé with Gastronomie Efes private cookery school acting as the hosting partner between 07 March 2017 and 20 March 2017. During the second mobility, the students from Accommodation & Travel Services Dept. will receive training on travel organizations, tour programs preparation and travel agency sevices in Italy with Europe for All acting as the hosting partner between 11 April 2017 and 24 April 2017. The participants will be 11th and 12th grade students and we will attach importance selecting equal number of students from both genders as much as possible. During the student selection phases, the project coordination team will conduct test to measure students’ level of English and their academic level and successful students on these tests will join the project. All of the processes of participant selection will be carried out fairly and transparently and the best efforts will be provided to select the most suitable students to the content and requirements of the project. Even though there might be some negative factors sourcing from outside of our country and conjecture, the tourism sector in Turkey displayed an exceptional performance in 2013. While Turkey hosted 34,9 million tourists last year, the total number of visitors to our country from abroad including the citizens living outside Turkey was 39 million people. The private companies of the sector have been of significance as Turkey’s potential for tourism is extremely high. While 2,6% of all companies in Turkey operates in tourism sector, 4,6% of all employers are employed in the sector. (Tourism Sector Analysis Report, 2013). The staff to be employed should be of expected qualities due to high potential. It is significant that people working in tourism should have capabilities to satisfy the needs and expectations of foreign tourists as they will be interacting with them all the time. In this respect, the project supported by our National Agency aims at making our students experience life abroad, improving their vocational skills in accord with European standards, providing opportunities for the students getting acquainted with European people, raising awareness on the importance of their jobs and improving the skills of foreign language. We are expecting that our gains acquired by the students will turn into qualified employment as an outcome of this project. The project will contribute to the institutional needs as well as the needs of the individuals. It will also be beneficial in developing strategies for international cooperation for our institutional organization and have our education programs acquire a European dimension and we will move forward on globalization. Thus, good examples of techniques and methods used by European nations will be transferred to our country regarding education curricula and internship activities. The project has the capacity to lead to improvements in our institutional capacity and education curricula in our country in the long term. Moreover, it will also contribute to training highly qualified staff to meet requirements of tourism sector in Turkey.
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