Coordinator:

Profesionalna Gimnaziya po Turizam “D-r Vasil Beron” 

Тzanko Tzerkovski, 10 | 5000 Veliko Tarnovo

BULGARIA

Tel: +359 62630511

E-mail: vtpgt@abv.bg

Website: vtpgt.com

High Vocational School of Tourism “D-r Vasil Beron”– Veliko Tarnovo is a State vocational training school. The school was established in 1964 as Vocational School of Catering. It has more than fifty years long history and it is a school with rich traditions in preparing cadres for all tourism fields. PGT “D-r Vasil Beron” is the only hotel, catering and tourism secondary school in the region of Veliko Tarnovo. The school offers four and five – year training courses in tourism which provide the students with second and third degree of vocational qualification and the school provides as well fourth degree of vocational qualification, which is a college degree.
For the time being there are more than 500 students attending the school, aged 13 to 18 on average and the teachers’ staff is composed of about 70 people. About 10% of the School students are with special needs (physical disabilities, learning difficulties, etc.).
The School vocational training certificates are in the areas of:
– Tourism management;
– Production and serving in hotels and catering establishments – cook, waiter, barman;
– Tour guiding and animation;
– Bread making and confectionary.

Vocational subjects as vocational foreign languages, Tourism, Computer science, Hospitality, Catering, Culinary arts, Hotel management, Geography, Communication skills, Sommelier develop the student skills in the vocational domains and the school workshops and specialists prepare the students in conditions close to the real working environment.
The institution works on different types of projects. The projects mostly fall under the Erasmus+ Programme.

One of the overarching strategies of the School’s Strategic Development plan is for the School to be internationally connected, operating internationally. The management and teaching staff aim to an outward and forward looking School, embedded in Europe and encouraging international engagement for all staff and students and availing of opportunities to undertake exchanges abroad to embed and deliver improvements to service and for students to avail of mobility opportunities to enhance professional and personal competences. The School also welcomes inward mobilities. As part of the School’s International Strategy an International Working group has been set up which oversees enhancement, integration, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the growing International portfolio at the School.


REATTIVA – Regione Europa Attiva

Via Mazzini, 104 | 86100 Campobasso

Viale dei Mille, 111 | 50131 Firenze

​ITALY

Tel: +39 0874 1961552 | +39 055 3840656 

E-mail: info@reattiva.eu

Website: www.reattiva.eu

Based both in Florence (Tuscany Region) and Campobasso (Molise Region), Reattiva is a VET service provider working in cooperation with a network of public and private bodies, companies, universities and schools, the active subjects of social life, with the main purpose of providing vocational, education and training services.
Reattiva promotes and manages in particular training activities for disadvantaged groups and categories and manages employment services in the field of disability on behalf of Molise Regional Authority. The personnel of Reattiva consists of 12 employees and it counts about 20 external collaborating staff.
Reattiva is a unique organization in charge for the tutoring of persons with disabilities and disadvantaged during their job insertion pathway, who are regularly supported during work based learning activities in agreement with Molise Regional Authority, which is responsible, according to the Italian Regulations, to promote the Employment Services.
Furthermore, Reattiva has developed in the last 5 years a strong partnership with the regional public vocational schools, both in Molise and Tuscany regions, and it provides two-year courses of Vocational Training in the field of Catering, Tourism and ITC for learners with disabilities and special needs. Further, Reattiva’s tutors provide support to students with disabilities and special needs during their internship activities.

Reattiva has also a longstanding experience in EU projects and relevant competences in managing EU projects in the frame of Erasmus+, LLP, ESF, Daphne and FEI, both as a promoter and partner, always connected to the social and educational field with a special regards to disability and special needs.
Reattiva promotes, in particular, also the learning mobility as land of acquisition of key knowledge, competences and outcomes to enter the labour market.
Reattiva acts also as a local corner of the EU pilot programme “Your First Eures Job”, both in the Regions of Molise and Tuscany.
Reattiva provides in particular:
– Information about the opportunities offered by YFEJ;
– Help-desk for the registration and advantageous use of the web-platform YFEJ;
– Guide and technical support to companies and jobseekers;
– Within the framework of the learning mobility for learners and staff, Reattiva acts as sending and hosting organisation, assisting learners and Staff in finding and accomplishing a successful work experience and training activities in Italy and in other EU Countries.
– Between 2014 and 2017 more than 600 participants have been received from Reattiva in Florence and Campobasso, coming from different EU Countries.


Hermes Corporation

36, Sir William Reid Str. | Gzira GZR 1038

MALTA

Tel: +356 27181517

E-mail: info@hermesjobs.com 

Website: www.hermesjobs.com 

Hermes Corporation is a VET provider based in Malta, whose purpose is to contribute to the improvement of training and enhancement of employability by recommending policies and implementing initiatives aimed at empowering, assisting and training jobseekers to facilitate their entry or re-entry into the active employment market, promoting workforce development through skills and competency development, and by assisting employers in their recruitment and training needs.
Hermes works also in cooperation with a network of schools, other VET providers, universities, associations, social parties and companies, with the main purpose of implementing national and European programmes.
Hermes portfolio covers a wide range of services and is offered throughout the entire Island. About 15 well-trained and committed employees work with and for the people. Together they are creating a society of equal participation for all and inclusion is one of main Hermes goals.
Through its high-quality network of both training, work and occupation as well as care, leisure and facilities, Hermes is able to fulfill its social mission in the inclusion of people with and without disabilities and in the areas of youth welfare, asylum seekers, training and employment for young people.
Innovative and flexible, state-of-the-art and resource-oriented, holistic and diverse, reliable and custom-fit: just a few words that describe Hermes work as a creating organisation.
Hermes measures its success in terms of customers’ satisfaction and in terms of how it is able to improve their conditions with regard to equal opportunities, participation and inclusion.
Hermes has actively been taking part in numerous projects on a national and international level and is certified to the European ISO 9001:2008 standards.
More in depth, Hermes contributes to the improvement of quality and innovation of VET systems and supports those who take part in further training activities to reach the:
– acquisition and use of knowledge, skills and qualifications;
– personal development and employability;
– participation in the European labour market.
It promotes also the transnational mobility as land of acquisition of key knowledge and competences to enter the labour market.
Within the framework of National and European programmes Hermes aims at assisting learners during their learning and training path in Malta and abroad. It has an extensive network of more than 350 companies providing work based learning opportunities.
Hermes has been, in particular, involved, during the last 6 years, in a wide range of EU projects providing different kind of training/learning paths to more than 4.000 participants, Maltese young people or coming from all over European Countries.


Centro San Viator

San Cristobal, 2 | 48190 Sopuerta

SPAIN

Tel: +34 946 104800

E-mail: secretaria@sanviator.com

Website: www.sanviator.com

Centro San Viator was founded in1953 in the region of Enkarterri, in the province of Biscay (Basque Country), in a rural area where job opportunities usually pass through agricultural and livestock activity. Located in a mountainous area and with a rugged landscape, terrestrial communications presents not a few difficulties that accentuate the lack of opportunities for the residents of the region.
Centro San Viator as a School offers training from Kinder Garden to Middle Degree (EQF 3) and High Degree (EQF 5) to meet the needs of more than 1000 students working with a staff of about 90 professionals. The School VET offer includes: Retail, Car Mechanics, Mechanization, Electronics-Electricity, Child Education and Geriatrics. The School offers also courses for unemployed people, in order to respond to the high percentage of unemployment that currently exists in this region. Complementing its offer Centro San Viator also promotes training courses for active workers.
School students come, mainly, from two different areas: Encartaciones (rural) and Bilbao Metroplolitan area (industrial); with something in common, the crisis has punished hard these areas and unemployment has become a big issue. The School is an entity with a strong social character and a priority objective: helping people with fewer opportunities and at risk of exclusion.
In 2001 Centro San Viator started working on its quality system and for that purpose the School created a specific team in order to implement new working standards. After 3 years developing all processes, in 2004 the School got the ISO 9001:2000 and continued to get, in 2005, the Silver Q in the EFQM system. Knowing how important is to keep all the quality systems alive, in 2010 the School got the ISO 14001 for environmental management and it is now focused in the achievement of the Gold Q. All this certifies that all tasks and education and training activities done by Centro San Viator fulfill the quality standards required by the different public bodies.


EfVET

Rue d’Arlon, 40 | B-1000 Brussels

BELGIUM

Tel: +32 27 219084

E-mail: efvet-office@efvet.org

Website: www.efvet.org

EfVET is a unique European-wide VET Schools Association which has been created by and for providers of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in all European countries. Its mission is to champion and enrich technical and vocational education and training through transnational co-operation by building a pan-European network of institutions and practitioners. EfVET aims to:
– promote quality and innovation in Technical and Vocational Education and Training throughout Europe;
– develop collaboration, mutual co-operation and sharing of good practices;
– to encourage co-operation in vocational learning at European level;
– give VET institutes a platform of influence in EU policies.
EfVET has over 200 members (mainly VET Schools) in almost all the EU Member states; also, members in Turkey and Russia. It is able to reach out to over 1500 VET institutions across Europe. This European network also has direct links to other European organisations including Lifelong Learning Platform, EAEA, CSR Europe, EVTA, EAELALL, EurpoVET, Chain5, EVBB and EASPD (European Association Service Providers for Disability).


Școala Profesională Specială Samus 

Ialomita, 17 | 400574 Cluj Napoca

ROMANIA

Tel: +40 26 4444877

E-mail: samuscluj@gmail.com

Website: www.samus.licee.edu.ro

Școala Profesională Specială Samus operates, since 1951, under educational coordination of Ministry of National Education, represented by School Inspectorate of Cluj County, and it is financially subordinated to the County Assembly of Cluj.
The School is located in Cluj-Napoca, the centre of Transylvania region, and it operates as a boarding school, receiving students from all the surrounding counties. The school provides education and training for students with special needs in secondary education level, vocational education and training for specific trades, high school level, alongside with special education services. The Special Technological High School “Samus” provides education for approximately 500 students with intellectual disabilities and students with hearing impairment each year. Originally destined exclusively for the hearing-impaired, the school gradually began to address students with intellectual and learning disabilities (beginning with school year 1986-1987), and later students with emotional and behavioural disorders. The students are trained in skilled trades such as: confectioner-baker, hairstylist, carpenter, tailor, painter, plumber, tinplate worker, horticulturist, etc.
The School mission is to provide the opportunity of preparing for a specific skilled trade for any hearing-impaired or intellectually disabled student, by acquiring the appropriate skills and knowledge, using adaptive curriculum and methods. The final goal of the educational services provided by the School is to empower the students to reach their full potential and to be successfully integrated in the social and professional environment by ensuring equality of chances.
The academic offer addresses the secondary education (both lower secondary and upper secondary – vocational).
Vocational education and training is provided through classes of theory and practice based on the general national curriculum. Upon completion of studies, the students sustain an exam of certification similar to the one sustained by students in general education. By passing the exam, the students obtain a certification diploma of competencies for practicing a certain skilled trade.
The teaching staff consists of 80 teachers: teachers for general knowledge curriculum and teachers for technical curriculum (54); special education teachers for psycho-pedagogical and specialized assistance (26). All teaching staff is trained and certified in special education and are well acquainted with the particularities of working with students with special needs.
The School provides a number of specific therapeutic activities and specialized psycho-pedagogical assistance, adapted to the various needs of the students that attend the school: language and speech therapy; psycho diagnosis, counselling and guidance; educational audiology; vocational and career counselling and orientation; play therapy; occupational therapy; cognitive stimulation therapy; social skills training; lifeskills training.