Ms Yianna Orphanidou is an Associate Lecturer in the field of Hospitality and Tourism at Intercollege and University of Nicosia. She has been teaching since 1999 in several institutions, private and public in Cyprus and abroad. Since 2010 she is the chairperson of the Institute of Hospitality, Cyprus Branch (former HCIMA). She is a holder of an HND in Hotel Management (F&B specialization) from HHIC, a BA (HONS) in Hospitality Management and she holds an MSc in Hospitality and Tourism Education from Surrey University (UK). She is an accredited trainer from the Human Resource Department Authority of Cyprus. She has an extensive practical and academic experience in the field of Tourism and Hospitality Management. Her research interests include the design and development of Tourism/hospitality management competency model, employability of Hospitality/Tourism graduates, the design of curriculum for hospitality and tourism courses and interactive methods of teaching hospitality and tourism modules. She is also an expert in ECVET curriculum design. She has participated in the technical teams of three EU funded ECVET projects and has participated in a number of ECVET international seminars as an ECVET Hospitality expert. (ECVET Team).