CORE-VET – Promoting Core VET skills and competences for unskilled and semi-skilled employees in the tourism sector
CORE-VET tackles the need to develop skilled labor in the tourism sector and strives to provide vocational education and training possibilities – and better employment opportunities – for unskilled and/or semi-skilled people who are either unemployed, but wish to enter the tourism industry, or they are already working in the tourism industry, but lack the necessary skills and competences in order to advance in their job. In particular, CORE-VET targets three occupational fields that are represented widely in the tourism sector: Reception & Front office services // House Keeping Services // Restaurant & Bar Services.
CORE-VET aims to facilitate the process of adapting a training module to the necessary basic skills in the tourism and hospitality sector which is targeted directly at the risk-group of low-skilled employees and workers. The project promotes the recognition of smaller segments of learning and can be a powerful motivator for underemployed who are oftentimes neglected in the VET systems.
Its specific, interlinked objectives are to:
- Enhance the work performance of low skilled workers and improve their employability.
- Offer a flexible, interactive and user friendly e-learning platform to unskilled workers; thus, enabling them to improve their skills and take advantage of opportunities to improve their position in the labor market.
- Provide SMES employers in the tourism sector, which may lack the proper training schemes, with a flexible and easy to use training tool in order to enhance the skills and competences and potentially the productivity and performance of their staff.
- Provide VET trainers with adequate innovative tools and resources – in terms of methodology – to address the needs of semiskilled and low-skilled workers and employees.
Funding programme: LLP-Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation