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TİKA supports vocational training in tourism in Namibia


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Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA), Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Turkey and Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) organized the “Training on Current Approaches to tourism education” in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia.

The ceremony took place in the presence of Berin Makbule Tulun, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Windhoek; Teacher. Efigenia Semente, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Humanities and Education at NUST; and NUST faculty members. Ambassador Tulun delivered a speech at the ceremony and pointed out that TİKA has implemented another successful project. She added that she hopes the training will boost tourism, which is one of the main sources of income in Namibia and has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Semente thanked TİKA for her contribution and said she hoped their cooperation would improve.

Applied training was provided

As part of “Training on Current Approaches to Tourism Education”, which is the introductory module of TİKA Tourism Education Program; Ersümer Eren, Principal of Falez Vocational and Technical High School in Antalya, affiliated to the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Türkiye, and teachers İsa Keleş and Ömer Günay provided useful information on the tourism industry in Türkiye. During the 5-day training module, applied training was provided on the floors and in the kitchen, restaurant and rooms of the university’s application hotel.

The tourism industry in Turkey was discussed

The trainers discussed various topics, including “An overview of current approaches to tourism education and the Education Vision 2023”, “An overview of vocational training in tourism in Turkey”, “Practices of Tourism Education in Selected European Countries”, “Alternative Tourism”, “Types of Tourism in Turkey”, “In-Service Training Model Implemented in Turkey” and “Schools of Tourism and Hotel Management in Turkey” Certificates were given to the 21 participants who successfully completed the training.

At the end of the ceremony, the Turkish Embassy in Windhoek served various Turkish dishes and Turkish coffee for the Turkish Food Week.

Distributed by APO Group for the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).

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