\ The event was presented yesterday in Maó and will take place between February and March 2023 in Mallorca, Ibiza and for the first time in Menorca.
\ Students and teachers of training cycles in the professional family of hotel and catering and tourism will demonstrate what they do on a daily basis in their respective centres.
A total of 10 educational centres from the Balearic Islands will participate in HORECA Balears, an event that was presented yesterday at the Mercado del Peix de Maó (Menorca). This event, which is aimed at professionals from the hotel, catering and gastronomy sectors, will be held in three editions and will take place in Mallorca (from 6 to 8 February 2023), in Ibiza (from 8 to 10 March 2023) and, for the first time, in Menorca (from 22 to 24 March 2023).
The presentation ceremony was attended on behalf of the Regional Ministry of Education and Vocational Training by the Director General of Vocational Training and Higher Artistic Education, Antoni Baos. Also present were, among others, the commercial director of HORECA, José Luís Córcoles; the councillor of Economy and Territory of the Island Council of Menorca, Josep Pastrana; the territorial delegate of Education in Menorca, Joan Marquès; the president of the Association of Cooks Based in the Balearic Islands (ASCAIB), José Cortés, and the chef and gastronomic advisor of HORECA Baleares, Koldo Royo.
It should be noted that the Regional Ministry of Education and Vocational Training will participate in all three editions of this event with a stand, which will provide information on the range of vocational training and professional qualifications related to the hotel and catering and tourism sector. In addition, students and teachers from different training cycles of the professional family of Hospitality and Tourism (HOT) will demonstrate what they do on a daily basis in their respective centres. In the Mallorca edition, the following schools will be taking part: CIFP Juníper Serra (Palma), IES Calvià, IES Alcúdia, IES Guillem Colom Casesnoves (Sóller), IES Puig de sa Font (Son Servera) and IES Josep Sureda i Blanes (Palma); in Menorca, IES Maria Àngels Cardona (Ciutadella), and in Ibiza, IES Isidor Macabich (Eivissa), IES Sa Serra (Sant Antoni de Portmany) and IES Balàfia (Sant Joan de Labritja).
During his speech, Antoni Baos remarked that it is a priority for the Directorate General for Vocational Training and Higher Artistic Education to carry out actions to stimulate synergies between vocational training studies and companies and that participating in this fair allowed vocational training studies to be brought closer to the business world, especially the different training cycles in the professional family of Hospitality and Tourism. In the words of Baos, “the involvement of companies by welcoming students on internships and participating or collaborating in other initiatives only adds value to these vocational training studies and there is no doubt that this is a win-win situation for everyone: students, teachers, educational centres, companies and society in general. All of this represents a clear commitment to quality training and, very importantly, a more qualified future in the labour market”.