Hotel and Tourism Schools expect «high number of applications»

«There are young people who see in our country and in our schools, the way to make their dreams come true and, therefore, we believe that the number of applications, both national and international, will be quite high»

The Schools of Tourism of Portugal expect, for the next academic year, a «high number of applications». In Faro, of the 180 vacancies in the various courses, close to 100 are already filled. 

At the Algarve Hotel and Tourism School, located in Faro, there are 180 vacancies for courses in the fields of Cooking, Pastry, Restaurants and Beverages, Hospitality/Accommodation and Tourism Management.

Whether they are Double Certification courses (after 9th grade) or Technological Specialization (after 12th grade) they all have a component linked to personal development, soft skills and the preparation of young people for an environmentally and socially responsible action.

In the first three weeks, «the number of interested people who applied for the Escola do Algarve was high, predicting a year with a good influx of students. Of the approximately one hundred applications already made, many belong to foreign students who come to Escola do Algarve for the reputation of its training and also for its climate».

Moreover, with the slogan 'Challenge yourself, Where There's Change, There's Future', the Schools of Tourism of Portugal launched a campaign to attract new students, taking advantage of the current climate of optimism and the commitment to revitalize tourism in Portugal .

Until July 20th, here applications for the 12 schools in the Portuguese Tourism network that cover the entire continental territory.

"There are young people who see in our country and in our schools, the way to make their dreams come true and, therefore, we believe that the number of applications, both national and international, will be quite high", says Ana Paula Pais, director of the department. Training for Tourism in Portugal.

«We seek, in our schools, to educate through practice, example and individual involvement, in collective projects, believing that this is the (only) best way to build the urgent change that we all have to make, in particular the young people who are the our future,” he adds.

In 2021/2022, the 12 schools will continue to invest in the digital transformation process initiated in the current school year and which will consolidate distance learning solutions, the production of digital teaching aids and support for studies already implemented.

The online teaching modality will continue to be a reality for all technological specialization courses, occupying 15% to 20% of the theoretical workload.

 



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