Pilot Training Programme for Tourism Professions


Pilot Training Programme for Tourism Professions
Dual Education and Vocational Training Programme

Since November 2013, Stuttgart-based DEKRA Akademie GmbH, in collaboration with ROBINSON Club GmbH and Osnabrück University, and in partnership with the Hellenic-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Greek Manpower Employment Organization (OAED), has been implementing a pilot training programme for tourism Professions, and in particular for the following professions: hotel staff, restaurant and catering managers, and chefs. The programme comes under the actions of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The goal is to present new aspects of inter-business learning and training, which can significantly improve the prospect of employing young people in the ever-growing tourism market, based on the German system of dual vocational training.

The main objectives include:

  • The reduction of youth unemployment through improved training which also aims at the improvement of skills
  • Increasing the interest in and quality of vocational training in partner countries
  • Promoting the modernization of vocational training through new forms of collaboration between all participants
  • The enhancement of mobility as a contribution to the European labour market
  • The systematic involvement of the economy and social partners as a basic requirement for offering quality vocational training adapted to today’s needs

The three-year vocational training programme centres on the well-known dual system that has been established for centuries in the German-speaking countries of Central Europe. Every year, learners attend the theoretical courses for five months and then do their practical training by working as apprentices at a business for seven months. In addition, there are also brief, supplementary vocational training programmes for those who have already acquired basic knowledge of a particular profession.

After passing the examinations, the Greek Manpower Employment Organization (OAED) will issue a Vocational School Apprenticeship Diploma, and the Hellenic-German Chamber will issue a qualification under the German law, which corresponds to Level 4 of the European Qualifications Framework. The Greek qualification in question will be drawn up on the basis of the Greek educational law, and will therefore be fully recognized.

The School is currently operating on a pilot basis on the premises of the OAED School in Kalamaki, Athens, and on the premises of the OAED School in Heraklion, Crete.

Overall, the Programme has expanded from 3 classes in the 2013-2014 academic year to 7 classes in total in the 2014-2015 academic year, which are divided into three second-year classes and four first-year classes

ΗDEKRA Akademie Ltd is participating in the project as a subcontractor and has undertaken the operational management of the programme in Greece. It employs hourly-wage specialty instructors and undertakes a large part of the project’s management, which includes the following actions:

  • Development and improvement of study guides
  • Operation of the vocational school in the field of tourism
  • Provision of professional and personal support to trainees
  • Hiring and employment of teaching staff
  • Participation in the safeguarding of examinations
  • Advancement of training related to the needs of the labour market
  • Contact with the competent local authorities

PURPOSE: Modernization of the apprenticeship system
PROFESSIONS: Hotel Staff, Chefs, Catering Experts
PARTNERS: TUI-Robinson Club, Osnabrück University, Greek Manpower Employment Organization (OAED), Hellenic-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce
FUNDING: Ministry of Education of Germany
APPRENTICES: 175 young people
DURATION: 3 years

Attendance free of charge
More than 40 collaborating four- and five-star hotels

Πιλοτική Σχολή Τουριστικών Επαγγελμάτων

Πιλοτική Σχολή Τουριστικών Επαγγελμάτων

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Πιλοτικό Πρόγραμμα Επαγγελματικής Κατάρτισης Dual 2+1

Ο ΟΑΕΔ σε συνεργασία το Ελληνογερμανικό Εμπορικό και Βιομηχανικό Επιμελητήριο και την DEKRA Akademie, πρόκειται να υλοποιήσουν το Πιλοτικό Πρόγραμμα Επαγγελματικής Κατάρτισης Dual 2+1.

Στόχοι Προγράμματος

  • Σύνδεση της Μαθητείας με το θεσμό της Συνεχιζόμενης Επαγγελματικής Κατάρτισης.
  • Εξαγωγή συμπερασμάτων για τη βελτιστοποίηση των προσόντων των αποφοίτων των σχολών με σκοπό την υιοθέτηση και τον εμπλουτισμό του προγράμματος σπουδών και της εκπαιδευτικής διαδικασίας.
  • Ενδυνάμωση των προσόντων των εκπαιδευομένων.
  • Εξασφάλιση μακροπρόθεσμης παραμονής των καταρτιζόμενων στις επιχειρήσεις.
  • Βελτίωση των παρεχόμενων υπηρεσιών του τουριστικού τομέα στην Ελλάδα.

Διάρκεια Προγράμματος

Το συγκεκριμένο πρόγραμμα απευθύνεται σε απόφοιτους των ΕΠΑΣ/ΟΑΕΔ ειδικότητας Τεχνίτη Μαγειρικής Τέχνης και η διάρκειά του ορίζεται στους 9 μήνες:

  • 3 μήνες θεωρητική/εργαστηριακή κατάρτιση
  • Έως 6 μήνες πρακτική εκπαίδευση και κατάρτιση σε επιχειρήσεις του Τουριστικού κλάδου.

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