CORE project research was presented in the meeting at The Finnish Hospitality Association (MaRa)

Minna Halmentoja and Oona Haapakopri

Photo 1. Oona Haapakorpi from Omnia and Minna Halmetoja from MaRa

On 25th of February lecturer Mrs Oona Haapakorpi from Omnia presented the results of the first year of the CORE – Cooking for the future project to Mrs Minna Halmetoja from the Finnish Hospitality Association (MaRa). Mrs Halmetoja is an expert in education policy in MaRa.

In the CORE project Omnia is the project manager. Mrs.  Oona Haapakorpi is in charge of the professional content

MaRa is a leading national trade and labour market association in the hospitality industry in Finland. It represents a wide range of companies in the hospitality sector for example hotels, restaurants, amusement parks, tourism businesses, congress organisors, and wellness service providers… (The Finnish Hospitality Association MaRa 2020)

The combined turnover of MaRa’s members is over 85 % of the total turnover of the hospitality sector in Finland. All together the Finnish hospitality industry accounts for 2.6 % of Finland’s GDP. On the other hand, the hospitality sector in Finland employs also over 140 200 professionals all over Finland. 30 % of the Finnish employees working in the hospitality sector are under 26 years of age.(The Finnish Hospitality Association MaRa 2020.)

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Oona Haapakorpi, Omnia