The final GROWMAT project meeting took place in March hosted by the European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EfVET) in Brussels. We also held a successful multiplier event at the offices of the Delegation of the Basque Country to the EU.
Courses for Growing the Market in Accessible Tourism were developed for two audiences: students of hospitality and tourism in vocational education, and businesses already in the field. These were piloted in the UK, Spain, Greece, Slovenia and Finland, and translated into local languages from English as appropriate. The courses were very well received.
The course materials are available free of charge. They comprise course guides, teacher lesson plans, ready-made presentations for workshops, e-learning modules, and other resources. A self-contained slide pack provides a general accessibility awareness introduction which can be used as a presentation or distributed for reading.
The course for businesses is designed to be run as a series of half day workshops, with self-development and preparation through self-paced e-learning before each face-to-face session and networking opportunities built in. It also includes a separate “taster” workshop that can be used as part of a networking event to gauge interest in the full course.
The e-learning is hosted by our UK college partner and access is via personal login to their learning management system. Contact us if you would like access or more information about the courses, or go the the project website.