Educating Professionals on Islands in GastroTourism

P4 Skilled and socially inclusive region

4.2. More aligned vocational education and training (VET) programmes in the Central Baltic region

Central Baltic

01.04.2020 - 31.12.2022

€325 726

€255 157

Project Summary:

In the Central Baltic islands, the tourism season is short. To maximize their profit possibilities local business owners in the field of gastronomy and tourism need further training, but because they own microbusinesses or SME:s they have no possibilities to undertake full time studies.

The project EPIG aims at supporting them to boost their skills in a flexible way. By developing a curriculum in collaboration with vocational schools in the Åland islands and Saaremaa and by taking into consideration the islands peculiarities. The 10 ECTS curriculum will be developed tested and evaluated on/by students. Based on the first evaluation the curriculum will be improved and tested again.

As a result, the developed curriculum will be implemented in the partners’ vocational schools.

Lead Partner

Ålands yrkesgymnasium

Country: FI


Partner budget: 217.106 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 162.830 EUR ERDF

Project Partners

Kuressaare Ametikool

Country: EE


Partner budget: 108.620 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 92.327 EUR ERDF

Associated Partners

Gutegymnasiet/Guteskolan AB

Country: SE

Expected results

The main results are a joint curriculum, further trained teachers, a teacher network, to educate students, a student network, more active cooperation between partner schools, the surrounding business- and work life.

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