Vocational Training Hotel Catering, Hospitality and Brewing Business

18.12.18 AHK Kenia - News-Hauptkategorie, News

TVET Delegation to Munich for Hotel Catering, Hospitality and Brewing Business

The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya (AHK) has successfully hosted a 5-day delegation trip to Munich to learn about the competency based German TVET System (Dual Vocational Education and Training). The delegation was conducted in the framework of the AHK`s activities in the Skills Expert Program, which is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). This program, in the vocational training field, seeks to support German companies operating abroad and their local partners to provide high quality training to their local staff in line with German standards. This increases quality of service while creating opportunities for local talent.

From the 10th – 14th of December, 2018, 11 participants, coming both from hotels and restaurants in Kenya who plan to participate in the first course in that filed as well as from vocational training intuitions, were introduced to the German Dual Vocational training model while being given demonstrable opportunity to learn how to upscale their training methods. Besides visiting vocational training schools in Munich, the delegation met with experts at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) in Munich, and were invited to look first hand at vocational trainings within one smaller and one larger, family owned hotel in the city.

To round up the program, the group attended Germany’s largest TVET trade fair in Nurnberg. The vocational training fair offers orientation aids before choosing a career, presentation of a large number of training occupations in action, information on further and continuing education as well as news from the teaching and learning materials sector. 

A highlight of the trip was a visit to the Munich vocational school for hotels and breweries. The school has 87 teachers, 101 classes and 2587 students who specialize in the areas of hotel business, gastronomy and European hotel management, to name but a few.

A lasting impression of the trip for all participants was the commitment that the companies show to their trainees, the support during the three-year training, but above all, the costs that are raised for the training by the companies.

"Good training costs money and requires work, but the large benefits for the company are realized very soon" was the summary of the trip.

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