Address the Changing Tourism Workplace

Future Skills Framework LogoSeize your opportunity to contribute to building a pan-Canadian competency framework for the tourism sector. Tourism HR Canada has a small number of spots left at two upcoming focus groups.

Industry professionals are invited to share their experiences in today’s rapidly changing workplace by providing insights into the current and emerging skills tourism businesses need to stay globally competitive.

The two-day facilitated sessions offer professionals from a variety of tourism backgrounds—from accommodations to recreation, frontline to managerial, urban to rural—a platform to shape the way the entire tourism sector addresses skills development.

The first group will take place at the Residence Inn in Downtown Calgary on January 28 and 29. This group will seek feedback on finance competencies—ranging from the development of a budget to processing payroll—from tourism professionals with experience in that area.

The second group is scheduled at the Alt Hotel Winnipeg on February 4 and 5. For this group, we are looking for professionals with insight into sales and marketing to provide us with their feedback on associated competencies.

If you are, or know, a tourism professional with insight into either of these topics, and are able to join us for two days, please email futureskills@tourismhr.ca. Costs incurred to attend the session—i.e., travel, accommodation, and meal expenses—will be covered by Tourism HR Canada.

These focus group sessions will contribute towards the Future Skills Framework, a multi-year project aiming to develop a comprehensive framework to redress the skills and labour mismatches in tourism, while aiding job seekers, educators, and governments to better understand the skills and competencies employers are looking for. To learn more about the project, funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, click here.