Next Session Start Date: March 25, 2019
Passport to Employment Tourism Program is a 6-week program for mature workers to enhance their skills, increase knowledge of the tourism industry and to gain meaningful employment in the industry. This program targets individuals aged 55 and over with an interest in securing employment in the tourism sector.
More and more retirees are interested in working longer and remaining in the workforce. Mature workers can be valuable employees, offer quality service and provide flexibility to an employer’s scheduling. Employers who hire from this candidate pool are learning the value and the benefits that mature workers can provide to their business.
The Passport to Employment Tourism Program is an ideal opportunity for mature individuals to learn about the tourism industry and the opportunities that exist. The Tourism Industry Association is having three programs in 2019.
Classroom Portion (4 weeks)
During the 4 weeks in the classroom, participants will be introduced to new concepts including:
- Transferable skills
- Basic computer skills
- Getting to know the tourism industry
- Guest speakers from the tourism industry
- Resume building (cover letters and references)
- Job search skills
- CPR/First Aid
- Communication skills
- Working with others (Team Work)
- PEI BEST Service Excellence
Work Placement (2 weeks)
Once the classroom portion is completed, participants then take part in a work placement. Participants will enter the accommodations sector (unless a participant has arranged another work place) and work in the various areas of accommodations.
For more information and to apply, contact Kim Smith, Industry HR Manager, email email@example.com or call 902-566-5008.
Funded by the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Agreements.