Thursday, January 19th 2012 at 10 a.m. in the conference room of the CARA Hotel in Pitesti will take place the regional conference and workshop The importance of local and regional partnerships in the sustainable development of human resources in rural areas organized by Cardinal Jobs as partner and SC RGIC CONSULTANTA SRL as beneficiary within the project “Human resource, a valuable investment in the Romanian rural tourism!" ID 36694 Invest in People! co-financed by the European Social Fund through Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development 2007-2013. 

The conference followed by a workshop is part of a series of activities organized within the project, whose main objective is the development of human resources in the field of rural tourism. The project, which started in August 2009 and runs until august 2012, aims to realize training programmes for 830 people from rural areas in the regions North-West, North-East, West, South-Muntenia and Center, that have been selected from a target group of 2030 people. 

The trainees are employees from rural tourism, as well as unemployed people or people engaged in subsistence agriculture, in order to increase efficiency of employment process in non agricultural occupations. The beneficiaries will attend courses for occupations such as guest house manager, maid, cook and waiter. 

The conference and workshop will be attended by representatives of local authorities and nongovernmental organizations which act in the region and have as main activity the development of human resources, and local actors on the market of rural tourism: guest house and cottage owners. 

The conference and workshop The importance of local and regional partnerships in the sustainable development of human resources in rural areas is part of the activities communicating the project’s objectives. The goal is to debate the strategic partnerships which Cardinal Jobs, as regional coordinator of the project, can conclude with city halls, county councils, employment agencies, tourism agencies, NGOs and other relevant institutions from the region. 

Ms Otilia Manta, Project manager, said that an important part of the success of the project is determined by the quality and amplitude of partnerships at local and regional level: "The development of viable partnerships on long term, as well as a good communication and collaboration between partners are key factors in the success of an extensive project such as ours. The partnerships concluded by Cardinal Jobs with the main local and regional actors contribute to the sustainability and continuity of our project during and after its implementation. The inter-regional network of organizations thus created will contribute on a long term at the increase in quality of professional competences"