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Tourism SkillsNet 7

RTO7 Offers Free Training Initiative Project

With the success of the Tourism SkillsNet North initiative, Regional Tourism Organization 7 started a new partnership with Destination Northern Ontario, Nature and Outdoor Tourism Ontario, Ontario Tourism Education Corporation, Ontario Employment Service Providers, and Northern Ontario Workforce Planning Boards to train and prepare employees or job seekers for a career in the tourism industry.

Tourism SkillsNet 7 was crafted to reshape the trajectory of careers in tourism. It identified specific workforce labour gaps and crafted a comprehensive training initiative aimed at nurturing job seekers or employees. Seamlessly bridging the gap between talent and job availability, Tourism SkillsNet 7 sought to connect individuals with exciting employment prospects across BruceGreySimcoe’s vibrant tourism sector.

Tourism SkillsNet 7 was designed to:

  • Identify specific workforce labour gaps
  • Train up to 100 potential employees
  • Match job seekers with available opportunities within BruceGreySimcoe’s tourism sector
  • Help build a new and/or upskilled workforce
  • Be used for new hires and/or re-hires

Learning Outcomes included:

  • Service Excellence
  • Effective Communications
  • Smart Serve
  • Food Safety
  • De-escalation

In the program, 113 participants were trained across various essential skills for the tourism and hospitality industry. Supporting 23 employers, the program successfully provided opportunities for jobseekers, seasonal workers, and newly-hired employees to elevate their skills and contribute to South BruceGreySimcoe thriving tourism sector. This collaborative effort between employers and training providers ensured the development of a skilled workforce poised to deliver exceptional experiences for visitors to BruceGreySimcoe.

About Regional Tourism Organization (RTO 7)

Regional Tourism Organization 7 (RTO7) provides strategic and collaborative leadership to build, sustain and grow tourism in BruceGreySimcoe (see map). We are one of 13 RTOs – independent, not-for-profit corporations – to which the Ontario government provides annual funding to lead tourism planning, marketing and development in their respective regions.

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