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VET ACADEMY FOR TRAVEL & TOURISM SECTOR
Albania faces huge difficulties. The economic and social situations are still suffering the consequences of non-modern and non-transparent governance. The travel and tourism sector is a key industry for the country’s economic activity; forecasts for the coming years are very positive. To be competitive on an international level there is still a great deal to accomplish. The lack of competent serving staff is at an emergency level. We, Elite Travel Group, are working to change the situation by investing in training and education as the key to sustainable and long-lasting business development and to social equity and inclusion.
Now we are ready for a new challenge:
Guided by the UN sustainable development goals, Albania is on its way to joining the EU. Inspired by the German dual education system and recognizing our business need, we opened our Academy in order to create a new pool of tourism professionals that will be trained to work in a modern and competitive labor market. We want to support the business needs of today and tomorrow, not only for our company but for all the Albanian tourism market.
Our idea is to offer instruction in the basic professions to encourage the young to stay in Albania and involve and integrate them into the business sector. We want to stop the brain drain of our young adults who leave Albania to find jobs elsewhere. We want to involve and integrate women and ethnic minorities in the tourism labor market. Our aim is for the Elbasan public schools to do this in the next few years so all Albanians can get a basic education regardless of their financial situation or gender.
Elbasan is proud of its efforts in piloting TOT (Trainer of Trainers),inspiring local public institutions and authorities to follow the VET Dual system, and implementing that system in professional high schools, professional training centers, and with professional faculties at Elbasan University.
The Elite Academy is our brand CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). Since we are a member of Travelife, we support initiatives that have socio-economic impact, such as education and training. The Academy is open and affordable for everyone; it is a non-profit organization.
Elite Travel Group is directly financing the Academy and external donors are not allowed to donate monetary funds. Instead, they can support the Academy in-kind by contributing their abilities and knowledge as trainers and coaches, providing workshops, organizing scholarship programs, and supporting the development of innovative curricula for TOT (Trainer of Trainers)and for students.
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