The Supérate social assistance and protection program and the Toledo Hotel and Tourism Association of Spain (AHT) signed a collaboration agreement aimed at strengthening the vocational technical training programs of the Supérate Gastronomic Training Centers (CCGS) in the DR, distributed in different provinces of the country.
The agreement was signed by Gloria Reyes, general director of Supérate and the president of the Toledo Hotel and Tourism Association, Tomás Palencia García, during the activities of the International Tourism Fair (Fitur) 2024.
“Today is going to seal a very important alliance for our countries,” Reyes said.
“In the case of the DR, from the Supérate social program, this alliance is very important, because we will have from the Toledo Hotel and Tourism Association, the support and accompaniment to perfect and improve the techniques and skills of our graduates of the gastronomic training centers of our country,” he said.
The president of the AHT also highlighted the relevance of the strategic alliance for both entities, which he described as fruitful.
“Collaborating together: the Association of Hospitality and Tourism of Toledo and also the National Federation of Castilla-La Mancha, this represents a fruitful agreement for the training of students of the work centers in the DR,” he said.
The strategic alliance will provide graduates of the gastronomic schools with the technical and practical knowledge to excel in the competitive food and beverage industry, as well as providing them with essential transversal skills for their professional development and labor insertion, through the virtual modality.
Supérate, after an assessment by its academic team, will make suggestions to the AHT on the content of the subjects, modules or skills required to complement the training of the students selected by the CCGS, giving preference to the efficient management of restaurants, according to international standards and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) taught by teachers or volunteer and altruistic professionals of AHT.
In that order, the agreement will also contribute to the achievement of significant Sustainable Development Goals, such as: the end of poverty, quality education, decent work and economic growth, reduction of inequalities and partnerships to achieve the goals.
Regarding labor market insertion, it is expected that graduates will not only be experts in their fields, but also be prepared to face the challenges of today’s working world. In addition, it will seek to foster the entrepreneurial spirit, providing the necessary tools and support to turn their ideas into successful projects.
The alliance is committed to molding skilled professionals and bold entrepreneurs, thus contributing to the sustainable and dynamic growth of the gastronomy sector, according to Hoy.
In the process, the AHT is committed to providing updated didactic materials and adequate follow-up during the training process, at no cost to both parties.