A new learning portal for on-the-job learning in tourism has been published at the following address: trainingfortourism.eu.
The e-portal was created as a part of the Tourism Training the Trainers (TTRAIN) project. During the project a new learning model for on-the-job learning in tourism was set up and tested. The course based curriculum provides tools for those working in a supervisory capacity or as team managers in tourism for training their staff and promoting competence development.
The course syllabus can be used and tailored to suit different requirements. A course package based on this syllabus has also been developed at KAMK for the benefit tourism companies and it is now offered by Adult and Continuing Education, AIKOPA.
The course package was piloted during the project with the Break Sokos Hotel Vuokatti team. Supervisors and team managers leading different functions at the hotel participated in the training programme. The course content was tailored to services development, specifically for this work community. The course feedback was enthusiastic thanks to the highly skilled teachers and interesting discussions which stimulated new ideas in the participants about how to develop their own work.
The e-portal and learning materials created in the project are freely available. The E-portal material is available in English and the curriculum is also available in Finnish.
TTRAIN is a two-year project funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme and it will be concluded at the end of August. In addition to KAMK, the project’s other partners are Bifröst University (Iceland), BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining (Austria), CESIE European Centre of Studies and Initiatives (Italy) and the Icelandic Travel Industry Association.
For more information about the project, please contact: Kaisa Merilahti, Project Manager, kaisa.merilahti(a)kamk.fi, 044-7101229
For more information about the TTRAIN course package for companies, please contact: Hannu Tikkanen, Planning Co-ordinator, hannu.tikkanen(a)aikopa.fi, 044-7101631