Donnerstag 17. August 2017

Apprenticeship in the Hotel and Catering Industry

Country: Belgium (Flanders)

 

Economic Sectors: Tourism

 

Theme: Delivery of WBL, Governance and Management

 

Educational field and level: Vocational and educational training

 

Target groups: Social Partners, Professional or Sectoral Bodies, Teachers and Trainers (Education and Training), Trainers and Mentors in the Workplace

 

 

The apprenticeship scheme in the Hotel and Catering Industry in Belgium (Flanders) provides training for young learners at risk of dropping out education.

The scheme targets learners who, for one reason or another, are not well suited to learning delivery within full-time vocational schools and provides an alternative pathway for them to complete their education, with a particular focus on work-based learning and on learner transition to the workplace.

The scheme is based on the system of dual education for which learners attend a centre for vocational secondary education for two days a week and undertake practical training at the workplace for the remaining three days. Provision is based on a contractual relationship, signed by the employer, with individual learners also being paid. The length of the programme can differ, depending on the learner and the targeted profession, and can last from 12 to 48 months. Learners gain practical skills and experience relating to a specific occupation or profession. Employers equally value the scheme as it allows them access to future apprentices and employees, with subsidies also available to participating companies. Those companies opting to take part in the scheme must sign up to the basic principles of learning provision as well as ensuring that all workplace mentors take part in preparatory training. The scheme is managed by Horeca Vorming Vlaanderen, on behalf of the hotel and catering sector, with specific responsibility for cooperation and collaboration between enterprises and training providers as well as for learning assessment within the workplace

 

Success factors and challenges for WBL

 

One of the main success factors is that of assuring close collaboration among individual learners and their parents, as well as the participating schools, companies and mentors. This is the role of Horeca Vorming Vlaanderen and it has already proven successful with a high level of engagement from companies and with an increasing number of apprenticeship places provided. Horeca Vorming Vlaanderen is also responsible for the quality of the scheme and, in addition to providing assessment, provides preparatory training for mentors as well as overall scheme evaluation. Another positive factor is the flexibility of the scheme, with a diverse range of occupations and professions addressed as well as significant variety in the length of the targeted training, thus enabling fast transition to the labour market. With the scheme tackling often disaffected young adults, dropout remains a challenge.

 

Further reading

 

Website of Horeca Vorming Vlaanderen: http://www.horecavorming.be/

 

Presentation by Horeca (n.d.): Work Based Learning in Hotels, Restaurants & Catering Case: Apprenticeship in the Hospitality Industry in Flanders. http://www.ekip.kujawsko-pomorskie.pl/pliki/horecca.pdf

General report on VET in Belgium (includes a description of the apprenticeship scheme): Isabelle, Allinckx; Dominioni Leopoldina, Caccia (2013): VET in Europe- Country Report Belgium. https://cumulus.cedefop.europa.eu/files/vetelib/2013/2013_CR_BE.pdf

What to expect?

In this section, we provide a small series of Case Examples, providing additional practice-based insight into the management, development and delivery of WBL.

Local Contact
Austria (AT)

OeAD – OeAD (Österreichische Austauschdienst) GmbH

Ebendorferstraße 7

1010, Wien

Austria

Tel: 0043 1 53408605

Web: www.erasmusplus.at

eMail: erasmusplus@oead.at

Belgium (BE01)

AEF-EUROPE

Chaussée de Charleroi 111

1060, Bruxelles

Belgium

Tel: 0032 2 542 62 78

Web: www.aef-europe.be

eMail: aef@aef-europe.be

Belgium (BE02)

EPOS vzw

Koning Albert II-laan 15

1210, Brussel

Belgium

Tel: 0032 2 553 97 31

Web: www.epos-vlaanderen.be

eMail: info@epos-vlaanderen.be

Croatia (HR)

Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes Agencija za mobilnost i programme Euopske unije (AMPEU)

Frankopanska 26

10 000, Zagreb

Croatia

Tel: 00385 1 5005 635

Web: www.mobilnost.hr

eMail: info@mobilnost.hr

Czech Republic (CZ)

Dům zahraniční spolupráce (DZS)

Centre for International Cooperation in Education

Na Poříčí 1035/4

110 00, Praha

Czech Republic

Tel: 00420 221 850 100

Web: www.dzs.cz

eMail: info@dzs.cz

Denmark (DK)

Danish Agency for Higher Education

Bredgade 43

1260, Copenhagen

Denmark

Tel: 0045 72317800

Web: www.fivu.dk

eMail: uds@uds.dk

Estonia (EE)

Foundation Archimedes

Koidula 13A

10125, Tallin

Estonia

Tel: 00372 6979 411

Web: adm.archimedes.ee/erasmusplus/

eMail: erasmuspluss@archimedes.ee

Finland (FI)

CIMO Centre for International Mobility

Hakaniemenranta 6, B.P. 343

00531, Helsinki

Finland

Tel: 00358 295 338 500

Web: www.cimo.fi

eMail: see http://www.cimo.fi/contact_us

France (FR)

Agence Erasmus+ France/Education Formation

24-25 quai des Chartrons

33080, Bordeaux CEDEX

France

Tel: 0033 5 56 00 94 00

Web: www.agence-erasmus.fr

eMail: contact@agence-erasmus.fr

Germany (DE)

Nationale Agentur Bildung für Europa beim Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung

Robert-Schuman-Platz 3

53175 Bonn

Germany

Tel: 0049 228 107 1608

Web: www.na-bibb.de

eMail: na@bibb.de

Greece (GR)

Greek State Scholarship's Foundation (IKY)

41, Ethnikis Antistaseos Avenue

14234, Athens

Greece

Tel: 0030 210 3726300

Web: www.iky.gr/erasmus-plus

eMail: erasmusplus@iky.gr

Hungary (HU)

Tempus Public Foundation

Lónyay utca 31

1093, Budapest

Hungary

Tel: 0036 1 237 1300

Web: www.tpf.hu

eMail: info@tpf.hu

Iceland (IS)

Landskrifstofa Menntaáætlunar Evrópusambandsins

National Agency for the Lifelong Learning Programme

Dunhaga 5

107, Reykjavik

Iceland

Tel: 00354 5155800

Web: www.rannis.is

eMail: lme@rannis.is

Ireland (IE)

Léargas the Exchange Bureau

Fitzwilliam Court, Leeson Close, Dublin 2

D1, Dublin

Ireland

Tel: 00353 1 8871200

Web: www.leargas.ie

eMail: info@leargas.ie

Italy (IT01)

Agenzia Nazionale - Erasmus+ - ISFOL

Corso d'Italia 33

00198, Roma

Italy

Tel: 0039 06 85 447808

Web: www.isfol.it

eMail: erasmusplus@isfol.it

Italy (IT02)

Agenzia Nazionale Erasmus+ - INDIRE

Via Cesare Lombroso 6/15

50134, Firenze

Italy

Tel: 0039 055 238 03 48

Web: www.indire.it

eMail: erasmusplus@indire.it

Lithuania (LT)

Education Exchanges Support Foundation

Gelezinio Vilko str. 12

01112, Vilnius

Lithuania

Tel: 00370 5 261 0592

Web: www.smpf.lt

eMail: info@smpf.lt

Luxembourg (LU)

Anefore asbl

58, Boulevard Grande-Duchesse Charlotte

L - 1330 Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Tel: 00352 247 85284

Web: www.anefore.lu

eMail: info@anefore.lu

Norway (NO)

Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU)

Vaskerelven 39

5014, Bergen

Norway

Tel: 0047 55 30 38 00

Web: www.siu.no

eMail: siu@siu.no

Poland (PL)

Foundation for the Development of the Education System

ul. Mokotowska 43

00-551, Warszawa

Poland

Tel: 0048 22 46 31 000

Web: www.erasmusplus.org.pl

eMail: kontakt@erasmusplus.org.pl

Portugal (PT)

Agência Nacional para a Gestão do Programa Erasmus + - Educação e Formação

Praça de Alvalade, 12

1749-070, Lisboa

Portugal

Tel: 0035 21 01 01 900

Web: www.erasmusmais.pt

eMail: agencianacional@erasmusmais.pt

Romania (RO)

Agentia Nationala pentru Programe Comunitare in Domeniul Educatiei si Formarii Profesionale

133, Calea Serban Voda, 3rd Floor, 4th District

040205, Bucharest

Romania

Tel: 0040 212010700

Web: www.anpcdefp.ro

eMail: agentie@anpcdefp.ro

Slovakia (SK)

Slovenská akademická asociácia pre medzinárodnú spoluprácu

Svoradova 1

SK-811 03, Bratislava

Slovakia

Tel: 00421 2 20922201

Web: www.saaic.sk

eMail: erasmusplus@saaic.sk

Slovenia (SI)

CMEPIUS “Center Republike Slovenije za mobilnost in evropske programe izobraževanja in usposabljanja”

Ob železnici 30a

1000, Ljubljana

Slovenia

Tel: 00386 1 620 94 50

Web: www.cmepius.si

eMail: info@cmepius.si

Spain (ES)

Servicio Español para la Internacionalización de la Educación (SEPIE)

Calle del General Oraa, 55

28006, Madrid

Spain

Tel: 0034 91 550 67 18

Web: http://sepie.es

eMail: sepie@sepie.es

Sweden (SE)

Swedish Council for Higher Education

Wallingatan 2

104 30, Stockholm

Sweden

Tel: 0046 10 4700300

Web: www.uhr.se

eMail: registrator@uhr.se

Switzerland (CH)

Ch Foundation for Federal Cooperation (CH)

Dornacherstraße 28 A,  P.O. Box 246

4501 Solothurn

Switzerland

Tel: 0041 32 34618 18

Web: www.ch-go.ch

eMail: info@chstiftung.ch

The Netherlands (NL)

CINOP

Stationsplein 14

5211 AP ’s-Hertogenbosch

The Nederlands

Tel: 0031 73 6800800


Web: www.cinop.nl

eMail: erasmusplus@cinop.nl

Turkey (TR)

THE CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN UNION EDUCATION AND YOUTH PROGRAMMES (TURKISH NATIONAL AGENCY)

Mevlana Bulvari N°181, Balgat

06520, Ankara

Turkey

Tel: 0090 409 60 00

Web: www.ua.gov.tr

eMail: bilgi@ua.gov.tr

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