October has seen two consultation meetings for the Future Skills Framework, marking its progression from establishing the framework’s overall structure to developing in-depth, specific industry competencies.
The three-year Future Skills initiative will produce a comprehensive and sustainable collection of competencies for the tourism sector, defining current and emerging skills.
Focusing on key aspects of professionalism, service excellence, and food and beverage services (F&B), expert panels consisting of experienced professionals ‘from the field’ came together to ensure the framework will reflect the most important aspects of being a successful host within the sector.
The first session brought together an industry panel in Moncton, NB. Its focus on excellence in service and professionalism will ensure that the framework accurately captures these core components of providing guests with best-in-class experiences.
The second session, kindly co-hosted by the Yukon Tourism Education Council (YTEC), took place in Whitehorse, YT. It gathered local food and beverage servers and managers, including banquet servers, bartenders, and wine servers, to strengthen the F&B pillar of the framework.
Future consultation will seek to develop competencies for all industry groups within the tourism sector.
If you are a tourism professional who would also like to be part of future-proofing the industry’s labour market, please do let us know.