FLAVEAT

Food Law at Vocational Education and Training

FLAVEAT

CONTEXT

consumer protection
& food safety

Ensuring consumer protection and food safety and quality is essential to safeguarding the health and well-being of consumers; as well as enabling them to access domestic, regional and international food industry markets by following the international standards for food safety and industry.

Therefore, the food industry sector is considered one of the most vital industrial sectors as it creates job opportunities, helps fight unemployment, and supports political and economic development since the products of these industries are exported to many countries worldwide.

Food Business Operators (FBOs) need to conduct this training regularly to update the knowledge of their employees with the latest technologies and international food standards.

Moreover, the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the food sector is a newly evolving area that needs qualified employees. AI is transforming the industry by automating tasks and making them more efficient. AI is a perfect solution for the food industry because it improves all operational practices.

FLAVEaT aims to offer a complete vocational education training programme to professionals employed in the food sector in various roles and functions (e.g. regulatory affairs, quality assurance, quality control, processing, etc.). It will also be a cost-effective training encouraging businesses of the food sector to promote personnel upskilling without thinking of their budget during these troublesome times.

The project will draw knowledge from the participating EU Institutions, which offer courses on food legislation VET training and adapt it to the needs of the VET providers in Jordan and Palestine. It will enhance the level of competences, skills and employability potential of VET staff and learners by developing new and innovative VET competences skills related to the targeted VET programs.

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

High-quality CVET courses

To produce high-quality CVET courses by the incorporation of up-to-date food legislation aspects and emerging food-related issues in the teaching programs.

Capacities of VET providers

To increase the capacities of VET providers especially in the fields of management, governance, inclusion, quality assurance, innovation; and internationalisation.

VET Skills

Improve the knowledge, technical, managerial and pedagogical skills of VET teachers and trainers.

Level of competences

To improve the level of competences, skills and employability potential of VET learners in the food sector by developing VET education programmes, delivering key competences, basic language, and digital transformation skills.

Inclusion and Diversity

By proactively engaging vulnerable young trainees and by aiming to train persons which will not consist of more than 2/3 of the same gender.

Promote digitalisation

Promote digitalisation in VET for professionals in the food sector.