Srednja šola za gostinstvo in turizem Celje (Secondary Vocational School for Catering and Tourism Celje) is one of the most modern vocational schools in Slovenia offering 5 educational programmes for the catering and tourism sector (about 700 full-time students and adults) as well as training programmes for National Occupational Qualifications or short courses tailored to the needs of individual hotel and catering enterprises. The teacher and student teams of SŠGT Celje participated in numerous outside catering events on the local, regional and national level (e.g. events during the 6- month presidency of Slovenia of the EU, world congresses in Ljubljana, reception of the British Queen Elisabeth in Slovenia etc.)
The school was coordinating the consortium of the Slovenian schools educating for the catering and tourism sector in the 2-year national project (reform and modernisation of the educational programmes) in close cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and other national bodies involved in VET.
Since 2002 the school has been involved in more than 20 projects co-funded by the European Commission: Leonardo da Vinci Mobility, Transfer of Innovation, Accompanying measures, Language projects and Erasmus+ mobility projects.
The school received 4 national “Quality in Mobility awards“and the European Language Label award (2008) for the partnership in the project EuroCatering Language Training. In 2015 the school was awarded the Erasmus+ Mobility Charter in VET.
Important national partners who have been often involved in the project in different roles are: The Chamber of Commerce, Association of Hoteliers of Slovenia, Centre for Vocational Education and Training , The National Education Institute Of The Republic Of Slovenia, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport etc. Besides, it has a strong network of partner companies in the hospitality and tourism sector on the national and international level.