During the spring holidays, the students of Dubrovnik School of Tourism and Catering (TUŠ DU), under the guidance of their teachers prepared to participate in two prestigious school competitions. The International Culinary festival "Pearl of the Sea" was cancelled due to the epidemiological situation, however all preparations for the competition World Skills Croatia 2021 are continuing intensively.
From the 13th to the 21st of April Dubrovnik will host regional the inter-county qualifications for the World Skills Croatia. And these qualifications are held in five disciplines - Hotel reception business, Business of a travel agency, Catering, Cooking and Confectionery.
Competitors who win first or second place in the qualifiers will participate in the national competition World Skills Croatia 2021 which will be held in Zagreb from the 11th to the 13th of May 2021.
The teachers have been educating their students, and preparing them for all professional challenges, and these competitions are opportunities for students to be evaluated of all acquired knowledge and skills in the profession. The competition gives them experience in functioning in real conditions and develops critical thinking, teaches them to analyse and solve set tasks.
The members of the evaluation committee are representatives of the economy from the area of the City of Dubrovnik, and this will be a special motivation and challenge for the competitors because they will be judged by representatives of the real sector.
This year’s qualifiers and competition are a major organizational challenge for the school and for the teachers, because the competition at this level is conducted for the first time online.