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A strong supporter of Tourism HR Canada and its Emerit programming for over 20 years, HT Hospitality Training reinvented the approach to training and securing employment in Ottawa’s tourism workforce. What once started out as a line cook training program operating out of a home office has expanded to a SMART+ nationally accredited, multi-course offering for various frontline hospitality positions such as Front Desk Agent, Food and Beverage Server, and Housekeeping, to name a few, out of its modern downtown training facilities.

HT Hospitality Training CEO Norman McEvoy and Chief Administrator Louise Smith

HT’s fast-track training programs prepare people to become employment-ready in a matter of just weeks. Its diverse portfolio of students consists of newcomers seeking Canadian work experience, those looking for a career change, and those entering the workforce for the first time. Since its opening in 2001, over 3,000 graduates have completed HT training programs. With an employment rate of over 90% upon graduation, this translates to thousands of people becoming financially independent.

HT continues to evolve its course offerings to keep up with current and future labour demands. Students can now access HT courses through flexible online and in-person delivery methods in English and French. HT applies a holistic approach that goes far beyond teaching just the technical and soft skills required for the job. Instead, it also incorporates other essential elements to help students succeed in the classroom, at work, and in their personal lives. This includes connecting students to resources that can assist with mental health wellness and other social services that may be needed. Students also have access to a safe space on campus to interact in person and attend their virtual training program.

With businesses and consumers negatively impacted by today’s labour shortages (which are projected to get worse), now is the time to reintroduce the meaningful work HT does to help offset these predicaments. HT is committed to being the tourism recovery solution that both employers and displaced workers seek.

Stay tuned to find out what’s next for HT – new courses soon to be unveiled!

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