Title The improvement of Vocational and Language Skills of the Tourism Guidance Students’ Through the European Union Framework
Project Number 2009-1-TR1-LEO05-08642
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text English
Tremendous changes are taking place in advanced industrial societies, caused by intended and unintended consequences of economic and technological development. The education sector is not an exception from such changes, since relevant developments pose several challenges for the transformation of the whole educational process, including educational curricula, learning materials, instructional practices and education stakeholders.
Tourism, as a sector within the global economy, has operating and human resource characteristics that differentiate it from other industrial sectors and these have direct consequences for the delivery of education and training. The attainment of such information literacy and knowledge management skills means that students are able to: recognise a need for information; identify and locate appropriate information sources; know how to gain access to the information contained in those sources; evaluate the quality of information obtained; use the information effectively; share and disseminate information sources for problem solving or knowledge-creating activities. Such individual abilities are deemed critical to educational and economic success, because information-literate tourism graduates are better students, citizens and workers.
This project is based on the improvement of practical skills of tourism education in Vocational Schools and transfer of innovation of SLEST project. The aim of this project is to have protocol knowledge and its applications in tourism sector, to speak effective, to get a place-based education and to have specific competence in language knowledge is the basis to improve the own professional position during the entire working life. By applying of SLEST results that has been given EU-award in the field of languages, will contribute to tourism sector and to students being more competent and skilled to take over the personal development in different points. The main objectives are; to improve the target group members in the point of language with the guide of SLEST results and usage of their materials, protocol knowledge and effective speaking. Raising the quality of tourism by systematic training of students and reducing unemployment among the youth by equipping them with suitable skills are intended. The target group members are students in Tourism Guidance Program in Vocational Schools. Target group members will be able to practice work skills, take an experience real job application processes and develop own personality. The sustainability of the project will be provided with an institution for giving language education and being certificated of the target group members in the name of EUROPASS as a supervisor for tourism and education sections after the project.