The team of the Associazione Art. Cult. “A Rocca” and Eprojectconsult International department, in cooperation with Raahen koulutuskuntayhtymä hosted two students from Raahe, Finland, in the frame of Erasmus+ programme. We hosted the two selected participants, during the project 2016-1-FI01-KA116-022416, from the 13th of March to the 10th of April. The internships were in the field of cooking. The participants gained experience in their field of studies and become acquainted with the traditional Italian and Sicilian way of labour.
In the free time they had chance to visit some beautiful places in Sicily, including Etna, Taormina and the Aeolian Islands (Panarea and Stromboli). They also got acquainted with the Italian cuisine thanks to the local restaurants. We hope that their experience of living abroad was unforgettable and enriching in the cultural way.
The participants obtained information and gained experience from all the relevant sources in the field of cooking. They learned to interact in an international working environment and broadened their understanding of different culinary cultures. The participants also learned to maintain a safe and hygienic work space by following environmental and health protecting standards. They got acquainted with the importance of work preparations and executed preparatory work for effective service. They also got to improve their foreign language skills by interacting with customers and colleagues.
At the end of the project, participants received “A Rocca” placement certificate” and EUROPASS. Most importantly the participants gained professional experience in their sector, so that they will be more competitive in the labor market in Finland.
Consequently, the participants seemed to be satisfied with this project, and from their evaluations it is clear that they feel it was an interesting and useful experience. We are satisfied with the seemingly flawless success of the project and hope that we can continue our cooperation with Raahen koulutuskuntayhtymä.