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ESF 2.141: Skills Upgrading for the Tourism Sector in Gozo

Project Cost: €29,300
Beneficiary: Institute of Tourism Studies
Line Ministry: Ministry for Tourism
Start Date: 2011
End Date: 2015

Non Technical Short Summary Of Project

The project will certify participants employed in the tourism sector by assessing their current skill level, devising and delivering an individual training programme, re-assessing their skill level and certifying them accordingly.

Operational Programme: OPII Empowering People for More Jobs and a Better Quality of Life ESF
Fund: European Social Fund
Operational Objective: To increase the participation rate in lifelong learning.
Priority Axis: PA2 Investing in employability and adaptability of the workforce
Focus Area Of Intervention: OPIIPA2 Continuous training and education.

Project Objectives

The project will contribute to the upgrading of skills of those employees engaged in the Tourist Sector in Gozo

Project Results

Results - GozoThis project will lead to:- 20% increase in the satisfaction rate of the employers affected by the project - 80% participants will gain a higher MQF level certification The percentage of participants gaining a higher MQF level will be revealed by the assessments carried out at the beginning of the project and those conducted after the completion of the training. - Profiling of 10% of people working in the tourism industry Since the envisaged profiling has until now never been undertaken in the tourism industry the number of participants profiled through this project will provide the result.

Project Purpose

The specific purposes of the project are to:• Provide training pathways to the participants to ensure an effective skill upgrade of the tourist sector as this will have an impact on the tourism product;• Enable tourism sector employees to achieve a higher level of skill and certification • Profiling of Participants before and after the course.