Link & Match for Sustainability is an innovative approach to the management of an industry-oriented teachinglearning process at vocational schools. It aims to improve the competencies of tourism vocational school graduates to be in line with the needs of the industry. Students of the industry class go through a 1-year study in the hospitality industry with curriculum adjustments made and agreed upon jointly by the industry and school.
In partnership, the school and hotel partner adapt the SMK curriculum, which was designed for school-based training, to a workplace-based training curriculum from originally 6 months to one year for the productive (practice-related) subjects. Following the curriculum and teaching schedule, the students learn in the industry in both classroom and on-the-job format. The industry provides venue and equipment for the training. The industry also includes students in the workforce. Monitoring is carried out periodically and jointly by school and industry with the aim of monitoring the development and results of cooperation.