Georgian students got practice in Scotland
Author: Liene Veide
Representatives of the British Council visited the ICARUS professional training center today to meet six students – cooks and bar staff – who had a chance to hold an internship in Scotland.
The British Council has worked on the Skills@Work project for three years. The project has various components, including college partnerships between Georgia and Scotland universities.
“It was a student and teacher exchange. As part of the project, Georgian teachers and students visited Scotland for a month,” Project Manager Maia Kipshidze told Georgia Today.
In January two students and two teachers from Dandee University will come to Georgia to share their experiences. One teacher will hold master classes in culinary arts.
At ICARUS, college students learn culinary and secretarial arts.
All six students said they are very satisfied with the experience they gained in Scotland. They not only studied culinary theory, but also worked in the college’s restaurant.
Various cultural days were organized in the restaurant such as Italian and French day, and the students were asked to serve only cuisine from those countries.
“First of all, we got European experience. Teachers were introduced to Scottish practices on how to run faculties, and learned about training methodologies and reviewed a range of materials. It was interesting for the teachers to see first hand British experience. They attended lessons and discussions how to design lessons,” Tourism College Director Tamar Tabidze told Georgia Today.
Skills@Work is an 18-country project that promotes internationalism within the vocational education and training sector across southeastern Europe and the UK.
The main aims are to develop skills to support economic growth and a globally competitive Europe, and to establish networks and long-term relationships to support the response of governments in southeastern Europe to the challenges of employability.
22 December Tue 2009, 18:27:49