On the 14th of October, the Algarve Hotel and Tourism School resumes the training of the regional interpreter-guides course.
For several years there has been no training in the Algarve dedicated to the professional activity of Regional Interpreter Guide. The need to revitalize and give credibility to this profession led the Algarve Hotel and Tourism School to partner with AGIGARVE-Algarve Guides-Interpret Association for the creation of this course.
This year's edition started in June, but the intense resumption of tourist activity in the region led to the interruption of the course, which will resume on the 14th of October. At the moment, there are still vacancies for those interested in graduating in this area.
With a total of 600 hours, divided into online and in person, the main objective of the course is to develop the skills necessary for the performance of the profession, through modules such as Tourist Service, Digital Communication, Itineraries and Tourist Circuits, Portuguese History and Culture, History of Art in Portugal, Geography of Tourism, Natural and Cultural Heritage, English and Technical French and many other areas of knowledge.
Viewed as a milestone in EHTA's Ongoing Training of Assets offer, director Paula Vicente considers that «the resumption of the Regional Interpreter Guides course is essential for the revitalization of this professional activity in the Tourism sector».
According to AGIGARVE, the aging of current professionals in the market and the lack of preparation of younger people, who are currently not required to undergo any training, make it urgent to resume this training in the Algarve region.
Having completed the 12th year of schooling and having a basic command of 2 foreign languages are the essential requirements for accessing this training, which will take place in the after-work period, from 18:30 pm to 22:30 pm, from Monday to Friday.
Registration is open until the 1st of October.
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