SUMMARY OF THE PROJECT:
Accommodation and food sectors are one of those sectors that intermediate staff is needed the most. In terms of the health of society, the risk is higher compared to other sectors. In the lodging and food industry, control sheets are used to monitor the observance of secure food production during food production, food presentation, delivery and storage processes. EU standard businesses in the tourism sector need qualified staff who are able to produce and present the desired food. The aim of our project is to present a quality assurance system for hygiene and provide hygiene-conscious staff ensuring continuity of hygiene. The main goal of the project is to train and employ students studying in the fields of Accommodation and Travelling Services, and Food Technology as the qualified staff who may apply international hygiene standards, which is required for quality management system in the sector.
In 10th Development Plan of Government Planning Organization;
• To be an international brand with the skilled labor force, quality installation and service in the tourism sector
• To produce food in compliance with health and hygiene standards
• Qualified staff will achieve objectives such as food labeling, food monitoring, and developing a product-tracking system for safe food production and consumption.
Objectives of our project are corresponding to EU 2020 Goals, moreover, the project aims to;
• Increase labor force quality in the tourism sector,
• Raise the standards of food security and hygiene standards
• Acquire quality, competitive and innovative labor force
• Decrease unemployment rate
• Ensure national and international cooperation.
In order to contribute to personal developments of students, theoretical lessons and practices in compliance with EU educational standards will be provided to 11th and 12th graders majoring in Accommodation and Travelling Services and Food Technology, in Hafsa Sultan Vocational and Technical Anatolian High school. Three groups planned to be made from three different EU countries. 8 students in each group, 1 teaching assistant, 1 group manager in total 24 students, 3 teaching assistants and 3 group managers. The Project aims to reach 30 beneficiaries. Making a decision on partners took a long time. Our Project team investigated and listed the institutions providing vocational training and internship opportunity for the position in our Project. Experiences of institutions on international projects have been determined. We contacted partners in abroad countries through e-mail. After the Project is assessed and approved, we will share the necessary information with a specialist from the national agency in all stages. Binding agreements will be made before “grand agreement”. In the long term, we will organize internships and it will help to acquire professional skills. With this project, we will make up shortcomings regarding the hygiene of food production in the short term. The Project will bring experiences to participants about hygiene practices in accommodation and give an opportunity to improve their selves professionally. It will also be a good impact on participants regarding food hygiene, food safety, and raising awareness on quality. Due to current demand in the sector, experiences and professional background will be the reason to be selected in the competitive labor market. The Project will contribute positively about the economy by employing participant students in accommodation and food sectors. Educated students will contribute to employee institutions in terms of hygiene and safe production processes.
Sharing participant’s experiences will create hygiene-conscious consumers in society.