Catering and hospitality students to be given a real taste of Europe

05 August 2020

Up to thirty students on catering and hospitality courses will be taking a leaf out of the continental cook books from next year, thanks to funding secured from Erasmus+.

Over the next two years, lucky students from Middlesbrough College will have the opportunity to jet off to some amazing destinations across Europe.

Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education and training. It runs for seven years, from 2014 to 2020, with organisations invited to apply for funding each year for life-changing activities.

The funding secured will give students the opportunity to partake in a three week all expenses paid trip abroad. Fifteen students on full-time study programmes and fifteen student on higher education courses will be selected across a two year period.

The destinations students can visit will include Marseille (France), Valencia (Spain) and Salerno (Italy).

Molly Shaher, Curriculum Team Leader at Middlesbrough College said: “This is an amazing opportunity for our students to expand their skillset and knowledge within international hospitality.

“These European educational visits will be extremely valuable in bringing to life the classroom based theory sessions students will receive at college.

“We are still finalising the details of our trips, but they will certainly include plenty of industry visits, alongside the chance to prepare and taste a variety of internationally renowned cuisines.

“All being well we plan on taking our first cohort of ten students abroad in February 2021.”

Middlesbrough College is still taking applications online for a range of catering and hospitality courses starting in September.

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