The 23rd of November took place in Seville, Spain, the local multiplier event in the conference room of the VET centre IES Heliopolis.
EUSA, with the support of all project partners, organized a final conference to present and validate SMART+ results and outcomes. In addition, two keynote speakers were invited to talk about key transversal competences needed in the current labour market and what is expected from the tourism industry in terms of skills and workforce.
A total of 112 participants; students, teachers and other stakeholders, attended the final event and were able to know more about the final results of our project and to benefit from the different presentations and activities.
Our partner eduCommunity hosted its final local multiplier event in Rome in early November. Participants, which included VET teachers, consultants and tourism professionals, were given an overview of SMART PLUS's objecticves and main outcomes.
In addition, attendees had the chance to familiarized themselves with the tools created by the partnership and learned about the importance of the soft skills in the current labour market.
Inova hosted its two final multiplier events in Sheffield in mid-November. Participants included local students, professionals and stakeholders.
The events included an overview of the project achievements and activities focusing on the importance of transversal competences in today's labour market and how SMART PLUS offers the tools to tackle the skills/market mismatch.
In early October 2018, FILAB hosted a series of local multipler event in Budapest, Hungary with more than 80 attendees.
VET and BSc students as well as professionals participated in the events and learned about the project objectives and results: from the SMART+ System to the SMART+ Online Platform. The participants were able to learn more about the importance of matching acquired competences in the world of education with required skills in the labour market, and how SMART PLUS aims to fill this gap in the tourism field.
The SMART PLUS fourth transnational project meeting took place in Sheffield, UK, on the 5th and 6th July 2018, and was hosted by Inova Consultancy.
Discussions at this meeting were centered primarily on the evaluation of the different activities carried out in the framework of Output 2, and on the progress and expected results of Output 3: the Creation of the SMART PLUS Online Platform and its Fine-Tuning.
In June, both EUSA and INCOMA hosted SMART PLUS Focus Group in Seville to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the SMART + training programme with professionals from the educational field. After an introduction to the SMART+ project, INCOMA's Interculturality module and EUSA's Communication in Foreign Languages module were presented and discussed by the participants.
In May 2018, FILAB conducted SMART PLUS Focus Group in Budapest. Entrepreneurs and stakeholders from the training sector and the tourist field were given an overview of the SMART PLUS project, including the SMART+ modules. FILAB made an in-depth presentation of their ICT Skills Unit that was followed by an open roundtable discussion.
Inova Consultancy conducted a SMART PLUS Focus Group in Sheffield last April. Entrepreneurs and stakeholders from the training sector were given an overview of the SMART+ project, its main objectives and results. INOVA presented their Entrepreneurship Skills Unit Curriculum for discussion and useful feedback was received from the participants.
INCOMA & EUSA hosted their second local multiplier event last April. Teachers and students from the VET institution IES Heliópolis learned about the SMART+ project and were able to test and familiarized themselves with the self-assessment tool and the skills/market gap analysis.
Last March, educommunity hosted SMART PLUS Focus Group in Rome to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the SMART + training programme. Professionals from the educational and tourist field were given an introduction to the SMART+ project. Educommunity's Soft Skills Unit was also presented to the participants, whose feedback was highly valued.
The third transnational project meeting took place in Rome, Italy on the 30th and 31th of January 2018 and was hosted by educommunity.
Discussions at this meeting were centered primarily on the progress of Output 2, that's to say the Training Addressing Key Competences and the introduction of the third Intellectual Output to evaluate and analyze the pending changes, achieved and the expected results.
INCOMA & EUSA gathered tourism students, professors and professionals in Seville together for the first multiplier event at EUSA University Center. Participants learned more about new project developments and heard from Maria Ángeles González Cobreros, coordinator of the Degree in Tourism, about the current state of the tourism sector in Seville and how students can successfully enter the field.
Inova hosted its first local multiplier event at the Buxton Campus of the University of Derby in mid-November. Participants included students from the International Tourism Management program and their professors. The event included an activity focusing on entrepreneurship, with the goal of prompting participants to reflect on soft skills such as leadership, management, coaching, negotiation and team work.
eduCommunity hosted its first local multiplier event in Rome in late October. Participants included VET teachers, consultants and tourism professionals. Participants were given an overview of the SMART PLUS project and familiarized themselves with the self-assessment tool and skills/market gap analysis.
In late October, FILAB hosted its first local multipler event in Budapest, Hungary. Students from Corvinus University of Budapest learned about the importance of matching acquired competences in the world of education with required skills in the labour market, and how SMART PLUS aims to fill this gap in the tourism field.
The second transnational project meeting took place in Budapest, Hungary on the 15th and 16th of June and was hosted by FILAB. Discussions at this meeting were centered primarily on the progress of Intellectual Output 1: SMART PLUS System, comprised of the self-assessment tool and skills/match gap analysis, as well as planning for Intellectual Output 2: Training Addressing Key Competences.
The first transnational project meeting took place in Seville, Spain on the 21st and 22nd of December 2017 and was hosted by INCOMA. Goals of this meeting included providing an overview of SMART, the project’s predecessor, as well as establishing plans for the transfer and adaptation of the original SMART system to the new version, SMART PLUS.