Title YES Employability – Young Europeans, Skills for Employability in Tourism
Project Number 2009-1-MT1-LEO05-00001
Product Type website
Marketing Text The Tourism Industry is a leading contributor to the economy of a considerable number of member states in the European Union. This sector requires cautious treatment as it encompasses a substantially large workforce and is of critical importance to the livelihood of a substantial number of families. Unfortunately the Tourism Industry is rapidly becoming a host to ever increasing numbers of unskilled employees at a time when it is struggling to meet the requirements of qualifications, skills and competencies for both the present and the future. The TEEMPASS System seeks to promote the transparency and recognition of competencies and qualifications, across Europe, in the tourism sector.
Description TEEMPASS is an on-line database of technical-professional competencies found in the various sectors of the Tourism & Hospitality Industry and their related learning areas and learning pathways
•Operators (tutors, trainers, teachers, guidance counselors) who supply training, guidance and placement services to subjects who are part of the educational and vocational training system and who intend to enter the hospitality labour market and who envisage the need for mobility.
•Young people enrolled in the Tourism educational and vocational training system.
•Young people with a medium to low level of instruction who, for example, dropped out of institutional educational programmes and who attend or have attended alternative courses.
•Young people with fragmented and heterogeneous work experience and who intend to re-enter the educational and vocational training system.
•Public or private operators in the hospitality sector: businesses, trade unions and employers' associations, political decision-makers who regulate orientation, training and the labour market.
Result TEEMPASS is a visually-attractive and user friendly website available in five languages, English, Italian, Greek, Portuguese and Maltese. Translation facilities are available. One may export results in various formats.
Area of application Students may utilise the system to understand better the skills and competencies required for them to follow a particular career within the Tourism & Hospitality sector. The trans-national correlation and mapping implemented by the TEEMPASS System also helps the student in issues concerning mobility especially where qualificationsand certification are concerned. TEEMPASS is also useful in the compilation of CVs as well as in the drafting out of job requirements by employers. Educators may use the System to in Curriculum development and Course design.