Training of local WBL mediators and national WBL mediators' advisors
In February and March 2021 in each partner country, except Germany, trainings of local WBL mediators and national WBL mediators' advisors were organized. The objective of this activity was to ensure successful functioning of WBL mediators in facilitating the cooperation between VET schools and wellness tourism companies in planning, organization and provision of WBL, including in mobility.
VET school’s vocational SPA Center
The Vocational Education and Training School “Kliment Timiryazev” (P2) in Sandanski, Bulgaria became the first school in Bulgaria with its own educational practice corps for the “Performer of thermal and spa procedures” specialty. The first VET spa center in Bulgaria was opened on 19 June 2020. The opening ceremony was attended by many guests – the Minster of education of Bulgaria, the mayor of Sandanski, city councilors, students, teachers and public figures.
Project WeSkill - “Wellness and Spa Tourism Sectoral Skill’s Development”
On 11 November 2020, a Kik-off meeting of the WeSkill project partners took place online. The WeSkill project is based on the results of the WellTo project. Five WellTo project partners are participating in the WeSkill project, which will ensure the appropriate transfer of the already existing good model of cooperation in the implementation of the WeSkill project.
The WeSkill project’s main objective is to be designed transnational curricula and respective training content in wellness and spa tourism sector. There will be developed 5 transnational modular curricula based on learning outcomes for learners at EQF 4 and companies’ employees occupying EQF 4 related qualifications.
Equipping VET students and adults/employees from the sector being trainees with the missing skills, by using a strong modern personalized didactic tool (multilingual training mobile app), the WeSkill project will try to make wellness and spa tourism sector more appealing, sustainable, advanced and competitive in the EU area.
Stakeholders' Consultation Workshops
In November and December 2019 in each partner country, except Germany, stakeholders’ consultation workshops were organized. The aim of these events was to collect feedback from stakeholders in partner countries with respect to adequacy, comprehensiveness and feasibility of the draft AWC joint curriculum.
Third Partner's Meeting
The third consortium meeting took place in Piestany, Slovakia, November 12-13, 2019. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the project progress and results achieved so far, as well as to plan further activities in details. The programme of the partners´ meeting also included demonstration of spa and wellness procedures, as well as visit to the secondary vocational school – Hotel Academy of Ľ. WInter, which is one of the partner organisations in the project.
WellTo project presented in the conference of the European Vocational Skills Week in Bratislava
The project WellTo was presented to 130 participants at the opening conference of the European Vocational Skills Week "Future of VET for labour market" on 23 September 2019 in Bratislava with Shyamal Majumdar, Director of the UNESCO-UNEVOC as the note speaker on Major trends influencing future of jobs.
Presentation of WellTo project to more than 30 vocational school principals and owners
On Monday, July 1, 2019 the Slovak Association of Hotels and Restaurants (WellTo project partner from Slovakia) organized a meeting with more than 30 vocational school principals and owners. The participants were briefed on the WellTo project and its activities. There was also a dusscusion between the participants about the news in the field of vocational educational training in tourizm, improving the quality of vocational training and new educational projects.
Meetings of WellTo project partners from Latvia
On Thursday, July 4, 2019, Latvian project partners’ met in Riga with the aim to discuss AWC curriculum development and elaboration of modules.
On Thursday, May 23, 2019, WellTo project partners from Latvia met in Riga with the aim to discuss cooperation, AWC Qualification profile and develop Units of Learning outcomes.
Meeting of WellTo project partners from Slovenia with stakeholders
On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, a meeting of the Wellto project partners from Slovenia with stakeholders was held at the Velenje School Center. Together with the employers, teachers and lecturers, they discussed the prepared learning outcomes and units that will form the basis for the preparation of a joint AWC Qualification Profile.
Second Partner's Meeting
The second consortium meeting took place in Dobrna, Slovenia, March 18-20, 2019. The purpose of the meeting was design of joint Administrator of Wellness Centre (AWC) Qualification.
Focus Group Meeting
The international focus group meeting took place in Sofia, Bulgaria, January 16-17, 2019. In addition to the representatives of the project partners, the representatives and managers of wellness tourism companies and representatives of educational institutions from the field of tourism also participated the meeting. The purpose of the meeting was defining of Administrator of Wellness centre (AWC) Occupational Profile.