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  1. 1. w w w . f l o r i d a . e s Florida Centre de Formació Florida Centre de Formació
  2. 2. What is Florida? <ul><li>A co-operative </li></ul><ul><li>A training centre </li></ul><ul><li>An educational project </li></ul>Florida Centre de Formació
  3. 3. History of Florida Florida is a worker co-operative located in the Valencia Region (Spain). It w as founded in the middle of the 1970’s, when a group of professionals with a vocation for education and training decided to start a cooperative initiative. Nowadays we are a group of more than 200 professionals working in a campus (of 26,869 square metres) with 6 buildings and more than 3,500 students per year. At FLORIDA we believe in people and their professional commitment, and this is why all the workers can participate and take decisions in their role as members of the co-operative. Florida Centre de Formació
  4. 4. Florida’s Mission Our MISSION is the education and training of individuals, with special emphasis on developing their initiative, autonomy and personal growth, in order to ensure their full integration into work and society. Florida Centre de Formació
  5. 5. Florida’s Values Diversity Tolerance, dialogue, solidarity, commitment, and struggle against prejudice and discrimination Open-minded attitude Creativity Permanent professional updating Co-operation as a strategic element Florida Centre de Formació
  6. 6. Florida in figures Founded:                                              1977 Students per year:                               3,700 Ex-students:                                         11,700 Workers:                                               250 Teaching staff:                                     147 Administration and service staff:      103 Turnover:                                               8,235,148 (Euro) Campus area:                                       26,869 m2 Buildings:                                               6 Florida Centre de Formació
  7. 7. Educational Services in Florida Florida Centre de Formació Compulsory secondary education Post-compulsory secondary education Post-graduate training University education Secondary education Vocational training Upper Vocational training Training for unemployed people Continuing education Specific postgraduate courses: Safety and hazard prevention at work Financial Audit Executive Education School for ICT professionals Language courses Business Studies Industrial Engineering Tourism Seniors University Early Childhood Education Innovation
  8. 8. Universit y Education Florida Universitària, which is affiliated to the University of Valencia and the Polytechnic University of Valencia, is a dynamic and innovative centre, which promotes the development of entrepreneurial attitudes among its students and the contact with business realities during the student’s education, with the objective of facilitating their integration into the professional world. The objective of the Florida campus is to generate opportunities that facilitate personal and professional growth. Florida Centre de Formació
  9. 9. Specific services <ul><li>Entrepreneurs area: support for business creation and organisation of activities to foster entrepreneurship. </li></ul><ul><li>Careers advice and job-finding service, working with more than 4.000 companies. Since 2002, it is an Official Centre for Labour Arbitration, associated to the Employment Service of the Valencia Region (Servef). </li></ul><ul><li>International relations to guarantee Florida’s presence at international forums, development of transnational projects and the integration of the European view in every activity. </li></ul>Florida Centre de Formació
  10. 10. Other services for students <ul><li>Student counselling and guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Library and Open Access Room </li></ul><ul><li>Computer department: ICT services </li></ul><ul><li>Self Access Language Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Sport and Cultural management </li></ul><ul><li>Student associations </li></ul><ul><li>Academic secretariat </li></ul>Florida Centre de Formació
  11. 11. Universit y Education -Recognised by the University of Valencia and the Polithecnic University- Tourism Diploma (3 years) / Double Qualification Business Administration Diploma (3 years) / Degree (5 years) Industrial Engineering Diploma (3 years) Mechanics & Electronics / Double Qualification Early Childhood Education Degree (4 years) Innovation and development of business projects Master (1 year) Converging to European Space of Higher Education Bologna Declaration Florida Centre de Formació
  12. 12. Tourism Education Eurotourism Diploma Diploma in Public Relations Diploma in Hotel Managment Diploma in Entrepreneur skills Diploma in Tourism Double Qualification: Business Management and Tourism Annual programmes for the Valencian Hotels Association (UHPV) Master of Hospitality Management International co-operation and European programmes University Continuing Education Projects and Research Florida Centre de Formació
  13. 13. European Co-operation <ul><li>European programmes: </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong Learning Programme: Leonardo da Vinci , Erasmus, Grundtvig: multilateral projects, mobility (for students and staff), transnational networks (EINET), reference documentation and valorisation of results (Valorisation Conferences and Valorisation Pilot Actions) </li></ul><ul><li>Previous Leonardo da Vinci and Socrates Programme : Comenius, Erasmus, Minerva, Lingua and Grundtvig </li></ul><ul><li>Other programmes: EQUAL, E-learning, Joint Actions, DG Employment, etc. </li></ul>Florida Centre de Formació
  14. 14. - TOUREMPRENDE: LdV Mobility Exchange of pedagogical methodologies focused on promoting the entrepreneur spirit and self-employment in Tourism studies (01/10/2003 - 30/09/2004) - ICT-SUSTOUR: &quot;Sustainable Development in Tourism through ICT in Education&quot; Sócrates – Minerva. The objective of this project was to develop innovative educational tools and resources based on the use of new technologies that favourite the integration of environmentally activities and contents and a focus on sustainable development in tourism studies (01/10/2004 - 01/10/2006) Experiences in the field of Tourism Florida Centre de Formació
  15. 15. - WLT – &quot;Work & Learn Together: development of innovate e-learning in the workplace of SMEs&quot; The objective of this project was to develop and maintain practice communities between SMEs in the tourist sector, to facilitate and support the continuous learning processes of workers and managers in the workplace (01/10/2005 - 30/09/2007) - FORESTUR - &quot;Tailored training for professionals in the rural tourist sector“ Through this project, tourist professionals operating in rural areas will benefit from high quality continuous training, adapted to their needs and made possible through the use of online resources. (01/10/2006 - 30/09/2008) Experiences in the field of Tourism Florida Centre de Formació
  16. 16. <ul><li>ILIS: “Innovations and Learning in SPA Management“ The objective of this project is to analise the training needs of the SPAs professionals and design a training program to promote the management innovation. </li></ul><ul><li>- FORTE: “Fostering Responsible Tourism in European Higher Education “ The main objective is to create a team of professors, students and experts that acquire and share knowledge on Responsible Tourism. Each partner will contribute to the project with its field of expertise: Sustainability, Accessibility, Local Development and Corporate Social Responsibility (01/10/2008 - 30/09/2009) </li></ul>Experiences in the field of Tourism Florida Centre de Formació