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Waterpolis gathered a group of manager and workers in the field of Thalassotherapy and Health Tourism, in order to present the results of the train-the-trainer activities that took place in November 2014 and specifically regarding intergenerational settings involving mentors of 50+ years old and youngster between 18 and 25 years old.
The main aim of this work group meeting was to identify and outline possible application of train-the-trainer and mentoring learning processes in the field of Thalassotherapy and Health Tourism. The workshop gathered a group of five staffs from the Thalasso Costa da Caparica, a specialized health and care center integrated in the Health Tourism sector of Portugal for more than 20 years, and located in Costa da Caparica (Lisbon Metropolitan Area).
This work group meeting was organized on 07.03.2015 in the facilities of the Thalasso Costa da Caparica, by Waterpolis and its partner Associação Aldeia Lusófona, with the support and leadership of Mrs. Sonia Sultanali, Director of the Thalasso Costa da Caparica and Mr. Malam Seidi, President of the Associação Aldeia Lusófona, one of the mentor in the Train-the-Trainer (TTT) and On-the-Job (JOB) ongoing training programme, and with which Waterpolis is also preparing a complementary set of learning activities for 2015-2020, namely Peer Learning Activities (PLA), TTT and JOB learning activities, encompassing the application of ECVET (learning mobilities) and EUROPASS frameworks.
The working activities provided an excellent opportunity to discuss and outline in a practical way the preparation of a set of activities aiming at taking stock from the project IGTrain, and aiming at increasing the employability of young people, and the better integration of currently employed young workers with the support of mentoring programmes led by 50+ years old workers.
The following activities were realized during this work shop:
- outlining of a work plan describing specific set of learning activities, and discussing a calendar of activities;
- identifying and categorizing quantitative and qualitative objectives;
- discussing on possible spin-offs such as the formation of an intergenerational learning (IGL) working group including representatives of the Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure in the Greater Lisbon Area (Área Metropolitana de Lisboa) as a pilot test (population of the South Side districts of Lisbon);
- discussing the organization of a campaign at regional level (South Side districts of Lisbon) to engage SMEs on the matter of IGL aiming at multiplying the project activities (targeting approximately 200 SMEs in 2015);
- analysing and discussing the results of the TTT realized by Waterpolis in November 2014, namely feedbacks from the mentors, templates used, etc. and preparing together a programme of mentoring activities.
On this occasion leaflets were circulated and participants were invited to distribute more leaflets to other pertinent professional relationship and interested parties.
Rendez-vous was set for May 2015 in order to analyse the draft of the work plan and the start of the inception phase which is globally represented by the identification of candidates for the anticipated activities.
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