პედაგოგი, ტურიზმის დეპარტამენტი, პროფესიული კოლეჯი "ბლექსი", ბათუმი, საქართველო
პროფესიული განათლების როლი ტურიზმის (სტუმართმასპინძლობის) სფეროში
The Role of Vocational Education in the Tourism (Hospitality) Area
(პროფესიული საგანმანათლებლო პროგრამების განხორციელება – პრობლემები და პერსპექტივები)
Introduction and aim: International hospitality industry keeps growing up and already have reached enormous number of income and offered services. Every year tourism in Georgia reaches a larger scale and keeps dynamic increase. Hospitality industry gradually becomes one of the most dynamically growing sector, which also demands required education and skills, to be ready to face challenges. It is necessary to think innovative, to gain leadership skills, to have high motivation. The development of these skills needs high-quality education and properly planed curriculum. It is obvious that Tourism education maintains the development of tourism industry. During last decade was published many publications describing tourism education and giving recommendations for better curriculum. Unfortunately just few of them tell us, what kind of regulations government should make, to provide higher quality of education.
Research methodology: This thesis can’t feel the empty space, but the aim of it is to make another step ahead. Will be described high 3 education institutions, which provides tourism education, their programs. In the thesis will be described difficulties and their causes. The survey will help us to find out the main development hampering, and to create a strategy how to make the higher education more profitable.
Results and implications: In the thesis will be discussed how is the demand about education of tourism, their causes, quality of education, methods and forms (high education, trainings, secondary); what possibilities gives us education in tourism, what expectation students have from the tourism education.
Conclusion: Vocational education in the tourism sector is one of demanded, employment-oriented educational way to implement in a short time, which is certified by the state, and it is free to any person.
Keywords: hospitality industry, quality of education, a larger scale, keeps dynamic increase, strategy