P4 Skilled and socially inclusive region
4.2. More aligned vocational education and training (VET) programmes in the Central Baltic region
01.11.2016 - 31.10.2019
The project aligns higher vocational tourism education with the needs of the tourism industry and labour market in Finland, Estonia and Latvia into a new, joint curriculum and study. Through the project, relevant skillsets are identified, aligned and translated into a VET curriculum.
The curriculum will be implemented as an online study programme. The programme will be created in close co-operation with the tourist industry and based on real-life business cases. The project will also produce teaching material and will organise an innovation camp to exchange experiences.
After the end of the project the curriculum and the study programme will be integrated as a module in institutes offering online bachelor’s degrees. The curriculum will be used by higher vocational institutes delivering tourism education in Finland, Estonia and Latvia. To ensure this result, a teacher's guide will be produced and teachers will receive training. By matching the education with the skills needed in the industry the project aims at boosting the growth of tourism businesses and contributes to create new partnerships.
Partner budget: 247.352 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 185.514 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 80.059 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 68.050 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 143.180 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 121.703 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 100.491 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 85.418 EUR ERDF
Tartu Ulikool, Pärnu Kolledz
The programme is targeted to higher vocational education students (bachelor level) but also tourism sector workers can participate through open university. The content of the curriculum and the study programme is based on the reseach results identifying the joint skillset and competencies. Each PP sends second or third year tourism students and SME's workers to participate in joint courses.
The programme is implemented using joint eLearning platform, and one course of 3 ects is organized as an innovation camp (1 x 5 days) in Kuressaare. In the programme also joint teaching material, teacher's guide and coaching events for CB region tourism lecturers about the curriculum and the programme are produced. Altogether 150 students from CB countries participate to the programme.
The result indicator for the objective is the share of aligned vocational education and training (VET) programmes in the CB region: the project result links directly to that by designing a joint curriculum and implementing a joint study programme (32 ects) in the CB region. The curriculum is spread in Finnish, Estonian and Latvian higher education institutions in the CB region.