Mode for Success - M4S

The project "Modernising of the curriculum of Croatian tourism and catering vocational schools - Mode for Success - M4S" is co-financed from the operational Programme Human Resources Development. Component IV of the IPA programme.

The School for tourism, catering and trade Pula was awarded 218.861,80 € for the implementation of the project Mode for Success - M4S, out of which 199.361,21 € are non-refundable funds from the programme Human Resources Development. Component IV of the IPA programme, earmarked for the modernising of the curriculums in vocational schools so that they could adapt to the fluctuating needs of the labour market/economy.

The project was launched by the end of September 2012, its implementation will last 12 months and it is aimed at the realization of a whole range of activities that will contribute to the modernisation of the school's curriculum as a prerequisite for the increase in the level of competence of the human resources, faster employability of the students and a sustainable economic development of the region.

The activities of the project are:

  • purchase of IT equipment and the equipping of school cooking and pastry kitchens in partner schools;
  • training of pastry teachers - techniques for working with sugar paste and chocolate;
  • training of bartending teachers - techniques of preparation and serving of coffee and coffee beverages, flair bartending training;
  • preparation of the school principals and teachers for work with students that have difficulties in following class and with talented students;
  • organization of 6 thematic weeks of which each bears the name of a European state whose teachers and students will come to visit partner schools and present the tradition of serving and preparation of their countries' typical dishes and beverages and the structure of their school curriculums;
  • drafting of proposals of new school curriculums in tourist-catering vocational schools;
  • introduction of the newly adopted teaching methods in class;
  • learning study trip to Austria - visiting of training centres within a vocational school and promotion of the project.

In addition to the School for tourism, catering and commerce Pula the partners of the project are School for commerce and catering Karlovac, High School Zabok, High School Markantun de Dominis Rab, Istrian Development Agency (IDA) Ltd., the Croatian Chamber of Commerce - County Chamber in Pula. The Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts - Chamber of Trades and Crafts of the Istrian County is associated partner in the project.