The LVRA will continue to implement the ESF project to boost the competitiveness of businesses in the sector until mid-2015.
The association “Latvian Hotel and Restaurant Association” (LVRA) is implementing the project “Training project for employees of hotels, restaurants and related industries” from 2010-2015 under the programme “Support for employee training to enhance the competitiveness of entrepreneurs – support for training organised in partnership” administered by the Latvian Investment and Development Agency.
The aim of the project is to improve the qualifications of employees in the hospitality, tourism and related sectors (including transport, food, healthcare, etc.), to acquire new knowledge, skills and competences, to identify new training areas and criteria according to the needs of the hospitality, tourism and related sectors, thereby promoting the competitiveness and development of enterprises and self-employed persons.
The project is implemented in cooperation with other associations representing the sector – Latvian Association of Travel Agents and Operators (ALTA) and Latvian Rural Tourism Association “Lauku ceļotājs”, thus ensuring wider accessibility of the project to the sector’s merchants throughout Latvia and more versatile implementation of the training programme.
Indicators of project progress:
- At the beginning of the project, the number of partners was 68, at the end of 2013, it was over 100
- LVRA offers more than 200 training courses to project partners
- 945 people have participated in training programmes organised by the LVRA
The implementation of the project, coordinated by LVRA, has been made possible thanks to funding from the EU Action “Support for training of workers to improve the competitiveness of enterprises – Support for training organised in partnership”.
On 22 November 2010, the beneficiary “Latvian Hotel and Restaurant Association” has signed the contract No L – APA-10-0017 with v/a “Investment and Development Agency of Latvia” for the implementation of the project “Training of employees in hotels, restaurants and related industries”, co-financed by the European Social Fund.