WELVET PROJECT

The WELVET project is based on transnational cooperation effort of VET providers and economic actors in the field of wellness tourism. The project's main intellectual output, a C-VET course for the emerging "wellness instructor" job, is addressing a pressing need of the European wellness tourism industry, namely the lack of trained staff to deliver high quality customer service. The WELVET project will equip VET trainers with new framework of curricula, syllabus, framework of learning outcomes and accreditation concept for preparing current and future staff in the wellness tourism industry. This corresponds directly to two VET priorities of Erasmus+, KA2 - Strategic partnerships, related to enhancing access to training and qualifications for all through C-VET and strengthening key competences in VET curricula.The WELVET partnership is a joint effort of 7 organisations (2 associations, 3 VET providers and 2 SMEs) from 5 European countries, encompassing 4 main regions of Europe (South-Eastern, Central, North and Western). The project is 24 months and the main activities are grouped into 5 work packages, covering all main processes such as management, research, development, testing,  dissemination and exploitation.The WELVET course developed will be equipped with a WELVET mobile learning app, which will give opportunity to the learners to chose the time and place to go through the content of the training course. In addition, the app will allow for constant updating of graduated learners on the new content to be produced in line with the always expanding skills requirements of the wellness industry.The WELVET project aims at decreasing the gap between existing and required skills by developing an innovative continuous course to lead to expanding existing vocational qualifications. The newly acquired knowledge, skills and competencies would lead to practicing the occupation of "wellness instructor" at European level.