The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA), headed by Jacques Rossel, has launched its second technical and vocational training program.
The three-month intensive training program, which has been designed for 120 candidates, is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and is in collaboration with the Swiss non-profit organization Swisscontact. It aims to help youth develop the necessary vocational competencies and skills for entry-level jobs in the hospitality and culinary arts industry.
During the signing event, Emilija Georgieva, the Swiss Ambassador to Amman, said: “I am proud of the good reputation of RACA as a culinary arts school in Jordan, operating at the highest international level and applying our proven Swiss experience in merging theoretical teaching with practical, hands-on training. The program, which is focused on hospitality and tourism, contributes to a better acceptance of vocational education. RACA is well positioned among employers in the wide-ranging and promising Jordanian hospitality and tourism sector, and contributes toward a more inclusive and market-relevant vocational education system”.
Georgieva also noted Switzerland’s commitment to supporting Jordan in its quest to reduce unemployment, especially among women and youth through an efficient and resilient education system with private-sector involvement.
Ulrich Stucki, MENA’s regional director at Swisscontact, stated that the program aims to make the hospitality and tourism sector in Jordan more competitive and sustainable.
This aligns with Swisscontact’s goal to cooperate with local partners and experts, contributing to positive socio-economic developments in Jordan by focusing on the hospitality and tourism sector, skills development and labor market insertion, sustainable agriculture and the green economy, as well as enterprise promotion.