CULTVET – Developing the skills of young people for cultural tourism
CULTVET is an Erasmus+ Joint Qualification project which aims to develop the VET offer in order to prepare highly qualified professionals for the cultural tourism sector.
The project aims to develop the skills of young people interested to work in the field of cultural tourism in order on the one hand to increase their employability and on the other hand to provide to enterprises trained professionals which possess the necessary skills to cover the needs.
In order to achieve this objective, the project is going to develop a joint qualification between 4 VET organisations focusing on cultural tourism with a strong work-based component since a 3-month apprenticeship period will be a pre-condition in order to complete successfully the course.
A joint qualification profile is going to be developed on the basis of the “Skills Passport” which is going to be adapted by the representatives of the enterprises. On the basis of the joint qualification profile, a joint curriculum is going to be developed as well as assessment standards in order to achieve at the end of the course a fully recognised qualification. In parallel, quality assurance mechanisms are going to be developed.
The entire model is going to be piloted for the academic year 2019-2020. During this piloting implementation, it is expected to involve 80 VET students and 80 SMEs working in the field of cultural tourism. At the end of the project it is expected that the VET students will increase significantly their skills in the cultural tourism sector and that the SMEs will be more engaged in apprenticeships and will be able to find more easily employees with the required skills.
The project is implemented in 4 Mediterranean countries (Spain, Greece, Italy, Cyprus) and is coordinated by the Seville Chamber of Commerce. Action Synergy is participating in the project as partner.
For more information, visit the project’s website.