The Employment + Education Centre has partnered with Ontario Tourism Education Corporation to bring a 6 week pilot program called: “Hospitality Career Catalyst Program” to the area. The first group in this pilot program will commence on November 12, 2018.

This comprehensive program has many hands-on opportunities for practical skill building while specifically focusing on careers in the areas of Front Desk, Server, Line Cook and Housekeeper. Participants will earn their Smart Serve, Service Excellence, emerit Workplace Essentials, WHMIS and Safe Food Handlers Certifications. Although this pilot is open to all unemployed people, we are encouraging participants who are over the age of 30 to apply for spots in this exciting new program.

Sue Watts, the Executive Director, Employment + Education Centre, states “Through the building of partnerships with local hospitality businesses, this hands-on program will assist clients to gain knowledge through the practical development of skills during site and job specific practicums, therefore creating opportunities for employers to hire people who are job ready.”

Direct tourism accounted for 450,000 jobs in Ontario in 2017 and by the year 2030 the potential labour shortage in the tourism industry will be over a quarter of a million jobs.
For more information please contact: Laurelle Avery, Program Coordinator, 613-498-2111 x 380 or at [email protected].

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