Aiming at uniting efforts and strengthening the creation of opportunities for learning, networking, and participatory work, partners met at the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts on July 7th, 2022.
The meeting was facilitated by the Swiss government, the donor of the European Regional Development and Protection Program, the business incubator of the “Design and Determine” project implemented by the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD), “Daimeh” Jordan River Foundation’s project, and the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, a technical university college for culinary arts that offers bachelor’s degrees in Food and Beverage Management and Two-Year Diplomas in Culinary Arts and is an associate member of the network of EHL-Certified Schools (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne), the world’s No. 1 University in Hospitality and Leisure management.
Partners discussed future collaboration opportunities where the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts pledged to support youth employment in cookery and hospitality and launch new vocational training programs, life skills programs, Applied English courses, and training on professional skills such as interaction with managers, colleagues, and clients.
Partners agreed on improving collaboration with workers in cookery and hospitality due to its importance and high demand. They addressed the importance of preparing qualified employees, supporting technical and vocational education through short-term courses, and maintaining dialogue with the private sector to assess its needs and build programs accordingly.
This project is funded by the European Regional Development and Protection Program (RDPP II) for Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq, which is supported by the Czech Republic, Denmark, the European Union, Ireland, and Switzerland.