Industry welcomes the project “Developing a management training system to build capacity in the hospitality sector”
On 26 February this year, within the framework of the General Meeting of the Members of the Latvian Hotels and Restaurants Association (LVRA), the project “Development of a Management Training System for Capacity Building in the Hospitality Sector” took place, within the framework of which it is planned to develop a training programme and standardised document package for small/micro catering companies to support the organisation and management of staff in order to reduce the impact of the economic crisis and improve staff productivity and competitiveness in the European Union market.
The industry welcomed the work done and expressed its willingness to be actively involved in the final product testing phase of the project.
The target groups of the project are:
- Existing and potential managers of small/micro catering businesses
- Teachers and students from vocational education institutions
The lead partner of the project is SIA “Hotel and Restaurant Training Centre” (VRMC) (Latvia), while 6 partners are involved in the transfer of international practices:
- Ehellenic Regional Development Center – HRDC (Greece)
- Iniciativas de Proyectos de Formacion I.P.F. (Spain)
- Proje Insaat Tahhut Muhendislik ve Ticaret Ltd.Sti. – POINT (Turkey)
- Associazione Sviluppo Innovazione Ambiente – ASIA Onlus (Italy)
- Latvijas Viesnīcu un restorānu asociācija – LVRA (Latvia)
- COOP Institute of Education – COOP (Slovakia)
The project carried out target market research, interviewing 150-200 catering managers in each Member State to identify and study the problems and needs of the target group and to define possible solutions to improve the management performance of small and micro hospitality enterprises.
Based on the results of the research, a training programme, lectures, a manual and standardised e-packages were developed to help improve and optimise management processes in small and micro catering enterprises.
During the product testing phase, employees of small, micro catering enterprises will be able to enroll in a training cycle and receive free training materials and a certificate of completion. The testing will be organised in 5 partner countries (Latvia, Spain, Turkey, Italy and Slovakia).
The project is supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme Leonardo da Vinci.
More detailed information on the activities and progress of the LdV project for the SAC Hospitality Sector is available on the project website www.mtshospitality.com