Institute of Vocational Training, AKMI SA (https://iek-akmi.edu.gr/) coordinated the 2nd VET2Business Project Meeting that was held on 25th-26th June 2018 in IHK-Projektgesellschaft mbH (https://www.ihk-projekt.de/) premises in Frankfurt Oder, Germany. VET2Business Project aims to tackle the students’ identified skills gap in the Tourism Sector by creating two innovative VET curricula in Hospitality & Catering Sector with strong Work-based Learning schemes and by establishing cross-regional partnership in Greece and Germany.
During the meeting, the partners had the opportunity to present the current state of play of the Project (project overall assessment), with special focus given on the promotion of the quantitative and qualitative research to identify the skills gap between VET education and business market needs.
Other issues that have been raised included the design of VET Curricula and piloting of them in Greece and Germany, methods of validation and assessment tools, effective cooperation structures between VET teachers and in-company trainers, as well as communication and dissemination strategy.
AKMI SA was represented by its Project Manager, Mr. Theodor Grassos and its Consultant, Mrs. Giorina Maratsi.