The WIL to Succeed

Immersing students in meaningful, hands-on learning opportunities helps to engage a new generation of tourism talent and inspires them to explore career pathways in the sector. A new video from Tourism HR Canada’s Propel Student Work Placement Program showcases how work-integrated learning (WIL) impacted the education and employment journeys of four tourism and hospitality professionals.

Marie-Thérèse Franke, Service Manager at Grub Restaurant, Kevin Barrington, Talent Management & Campus Relations Manager with Accor, Celine Liu, Duty Manager at the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver, and Jason Wright, Senior Vice President and Partner of Icon Capital, all share the experiences and connections they made while participating in post-secondary WIL programs–and their career aspirations moving forward.

Funded by the Government of Canada, Propel offers post-secondary students across Canada the opportunity to participate in paid work-integrated learning with tourism and hospitality employers: accommodations, food and beverage services, recreation and entertainment, travel services, and transportation. Students can explore placements in a variety of areas, from frontline positions to back office roles in marketing, HR, IT, administration, and more. Employers can access wage subsidies for each student placed through the program.

Learn more or sign up for an upcoming information session here.

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