The School in Hospitality and Tourism CETT is a vocational training centre that provides intermediate and higher studies of the professional family in Hospitality and Tourism. Currently offers Intermediate studies integrating Kitchen-Food and beverage services, and training courses Bachelor Superior Cooking, Food Services Management, Hospitality Management and Travel Agencies and Event Management.
Along with University School of Hospitality and Tourism CETT-UB (ascribed to the University of Barcelona), which imparts Degree in Tourism and a variety of Masters and postgraduate training, and practical application companies (Alimara Hotel (4 *), travel agency, Student Accommodation Agora International, etc.), shapes the Grup CETT, a centre for comprehensive training and knowledge transfer in the area of Tourism and Hospitality.
The CETT is linked to the Gaspar Espuña-CETT Foundation, created in 2000 to ensure and promote this philosophy, linked to tourism quality training, the implementation of its commitment to social responsibility, collaboration and knowledge transfer sector companies and, especially, internationalization. This guideline focuses on the cooperation and participation of the CETT, students and their teachers, in both institutional and private international projects, and reverses especially in supporting students for further education or work experience abroad through scholarships or grants.
The main area of the mobility has remained so far in the closest countries (especially France). Our goals of internationalization for vocational students Hospitality and Tourism continue to focus on the European Union, as well as other non European countries, and our quest for mobility activities is heading for training institutions in hospitality and tourism with similar characteristics as well as companies or groups of companies in the tourism sector. As vocational training, EHT CETT aims primarily to develop activities and implementing partnerships that enable their students perform professional work experience as well as study periods in local hotel and tourism training.
Participate in the Erasmus program will enable the EHT CETT carry out the purpose of enhancing international training their students Higher Level Training Cycles by performing, in part or in whole, of their compulsory internship (FCT) and its continuous training in companies in other countries.
Under the Erasmus program, the EHT CETT plans to expand opportunities for international mobility, not only to carry on business practices in the hospitality industry and tourism or to promote language learning, but also to facilitate the development of our students in a multicultural environment, broaden their skills and promote their personal growth in a sector in which mobility becomes so important. In the future, also intends to incorporate to these associations the mobility of teaching and administrative staff, to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and experiences with training professionals from other countries.
Collaborative projects in progress
Internationally, the School in Hospitality and Tourism CETT maintained for 13 years a special partnership with the CFA UTEC Hôtellerie-Restauration-Tourisme, Emerainville, Marne-la-Vallée (attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Seine et Marne, France). Under this alliance, the EHT CETT has collaborated on "Transnational mobility of young people in vocational trainings" developed by UTEC-HRT, for the realization of an academic and professional exchange in which they have participated each year 20 students of both educational institutions, which have been welcomed by the receiving school, charged with organizing educational activities and managing an internship at local hotels and restaurants.
Also, the EHT CETT a partner in mobility projects managed by the BCN Vocational Training Foundation (managed by the City of Barcelona), both Erasmus and Leonardo da Vinci project "Youth in the labor market" (PLM) , FITRAB II (First Training Abroad) 2012-2014. Through this collaboration, several students have been able to develop a period of professional practicum in countries of the European Union, after completing a period of linguistic preparation. Moreover, the EHT CETT works as shelter and finding companies for the development of professional practices by students coming from other countries.
The participation of the EHT CETT in the Erasmus program will help to strengthen its future strategy in the following areas:
1. Engage in partnerships and collaborative projects, so that students and teachers can be formed continuously and share experiences and knowledge with citizens of other countries, action will contribute to the progress and continuous improvement of our training activities. Tourism is a key sector of the economy and development, particularly in Europe, where well-trained professionals who owns personal and professional skills built in an international reality are needed.
2. Students in vocational training are increasingly present in international mobility programs. This growing presence helps to improve training and quality of services offered by companies in all sectors of the economy, particularly in the areas of tourism and hospitality. This will also improve the image of this level of training throughout the higher education system in the European Union.
3. The training of students in the international area will enhance their personal and professional skills, in order to increase their knowledge of foreign languages, and thus strengthen exchanges and reciprocal transfer of knowledge between different countries and eventually to be more flexible citizens, based on knowledge of other social realities and other professionals in the field of innovation processes.
4. Participate in the Erasmus program can contribute decisively to develop and improve one of the main priorities of CETT, which involved the School in Hospitality and Tourism: CETT develops research projects in tourism in order to provide knowledge expert companies, which certainly helps them improve their competitiveness through applied research and knowledge transfer. It also encourages collaborative research and the implementation of joint research agreements with other international training centres. His main areas of work are developed in the following areas of knowledge: Tourism, Culture and Territory, Hospitality and Cuisine and Gastronomy.
5. Participation in the Erasmus program ensures the EHT CETT continuity and sustainability of their training model, very involved with social responsibility and internationalization model. CETT is especially committed to society and focuses its efforts on improving tourism sector. We encourage teamwork, initiative and personal development in an international context, while still being involved in social reality closer. The efficiency translates into competitiveness essential to ensure continuity to the EHT CETT, part of a foundation that reinvests its corporate profits in the education and progress of the community requirement.