Case Study

Developing skills for tourism and hospitality for the British Council

People1st International

Summary
Developing an emerging tourism economy requires a skilled workforce. This means ensuring standards of local education are sufficient to fulfil the skills requirements of employers, if the sector is to successfully meet the growing needs of the country’s visitors.

Region
Asia
Skills Solution
Education

Uzbekistan is a Central Asian nation and former Soviet republic. The Uzbek government wanted to carry out a review of the country’s vocational education curriculum to ensure that it was fit for purpose for the needs of the future. Working with the British Council a range of stakeholders comprising the Ministry for Higher and Specialised Secondary Education, UzbekTourism,

Uzbek Chambers of Commerce and the professional associations in hospitality and tourism examined how the Sector Skills model, used widely in the UK, could be applied to meet the government’s needs. The partners mapped the demands of the tourism industry against how the current education system was performing and considered how to manage any gaps.

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