On September 21, 2018, at a Delhi event that brought together key industry stakeholders, Dr. Sonali Sinha, COO representing the Tourism & Hospitality Skills Council (India), and Philip Mondor, President and CEO, Tourism HR Canada, signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a collaborative working relationship. This was the second such agreement formalized during a successful recent mission to India.
The Tourism and Hospitality Skills Council (THSC) has a mandate similar to Tourism HR Canada. THSC is a not-for-profit organization established “by industry, for industry”. THSC is mandated to create a robust and sustainable ecosystem for skill development in the tourism and hospitality sector, comprised of hotels, tour operators, foodservice restaurants, facilities management, and cruise liners.
THSC is contributing to the development of more than 3.3 million competent workers by 2022, through the setting of National Occupational Standards, conducting labour market research, accrediting training partners and vocational institutions, certifying trainers, and facilitating learner assessments and certifications.
The agreement acknowledges the organizations’ historic working relationship and further advances mutual interests. THSC and Tourism HR Canada agree to share:
- Labour market information
- Intelligence on job trends and analysis
- Information on worker attraction and retention strategies
- Information on programs
THSC and Tourism HR Canada anticipate opportunities to work on joint projects, such as setting international competencies/occupational standards and conducting research on learner and worker mobility.
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