Vocational Training Secondary School of Tourism “Dr. Vasil Beron” – Veliko Turnovo is a state vocational training school. The town of Veliko Tunovo is situated in the central part of Bulgaria and it is the old capital of Bulgaria. The school is established in 1964 as Vocational School of Catering. It has nearly fourty years long history and it is a school with rich traditions in preparing cadres for all tourism fields.
The school offers four and five year training courses in tourism which provide the students with second and third degree of vocational qualification and the school provides as well fourth degree of vocational qualification which is a college degree.
There are about 500 students aged 13 to 19 on average and the teachers’ staff is 42.
The vocational training certificates are in the areas of:
production and serving in hotels and catering establishments – cook, waiter, barman;
tour guiding and animation;
bread making and confectionary;
Vocational subjects as Foreign languages, Tourism, Computerscience, Hospitality, Catering, Culinaryarts, Hotelmanagement, Geography, Communicationskills, Sommelier, develop the student skills in the vocational domains and the school workshops and specialists prepare the students in conditions close to the real working environment.
Expectations regarding the profile of staff to host
We would like our guests-international staff to be specialists in the sphere of tourism/people who teach or work with students and have good experience in cooperation with business. It is good to be more experienced in technologies too.
Overall program for the job-shadowing opportunity
Showing the school, acquaintance with the specialities studied at the school, meeting with teachers, administrative staff and students.
Lesson observation/ innovative practice/ professional subject and foreign language/ and discussion; tasting of typical dishes of local cuisine.
Meeting with colleagues, teaching professional subjects – sharing good practices.
Visiting interesting places in around Veliko Tarnovo
Working together to create a lesson;
With us you can feel a real school atmosphere, knew new colleagues, have a complete exchange of knowledge, forms of learning and other teaching methods.