Hospitality Career Pathways

Get ready for the Ready-to-Work program

The Hospitality Career Pathways program gives TSNO members access to entry level candidates in the Tourism & Hospitality industry. Jobseekers already enrolled in Ontario Works may be eligible to qualify.

Hospitality Career Pathways Aims To Help.

Here’s how the Hospitality Career Pathways program aims to help:

  • Support job creation in the tourism and hospitality sector.
  • Provides jobseekers with sector-relevant knowledge and skills.
  • Transitions graduates of the program into employment.
  • Enrolls participants in education and training programs to help them achieve their career goals.
  • Supports workers who come up against barriers in the labour market.
  • Connects participants to employers within the sector.

Hospitality Career Pathways Connects Graduates With Opportunities.

Here’s how Hospitality Career Pathways help graduates achieve their career goals:

  • Helps participants find the right job for them.
  • Provide referrals until participants have secured employment or self-employment.
  • Offers upskilling in essential, technical and employability skills.
  • Assists jobseekers with their long-term career potential.

Here’s how this 8-week program breaks out:

  • 4 weeks of tourism and hospitality-specific skills training.
  • 2 weeks of work-integrate learning in 4 occupational groups.
  • 2-week work placement with leading regional employers.

Sector-specific Training That Works.

Participants will train in these 4 occupational groups:

  • Line-cook/Kitchen Helper.
  • Food and Beverage Service.
  • Housekeeping/Room Attendant.
  • Front Desk Agent.

Industry-recognized Certifications Upon Graduation.

Participants can earn certificates in:

  • Workplace essentials.
  • Service Excellence 3.0.
  • Food Safety. (NFSTP)
  • Smart Serve.
  • Work Hazardous Materials Information System. (WHMIS)
  • e-merit Workplace Essentials.
  • CSR upskilling.

Ongoing Support For Graduates Of The Hospitality Career Pathways Program.

After this 8-week program, OTEC steps in to support graduates on their employment journey for 6 months. This ‘transition support’ helps graduates follow through on their post-program plan and ultimately start the next chapter of their career.

Referring candidates is easy:

  • A Caseworker from Toronto Employment & Social Services provides a referral letter stating prerequisite requirements have been met.
  • Candidates are invited to an information/screening session to learn more about Ready-To-Work.
  • Candidates are required to complete the Canadian Adult Achievement Test. (CAAT)
  • Candidates are required to complete the Hospitality Employment Readiness Assessment. (HERA)
  • 118 Graduates since 2015.
  • 80% Graduates employed after graduation.
  • 83% of participants stated the program exceeded their expectations.
  • 91% of participants would highly recommend this training.
  • 75% of participants strongly agreed they learned skills that would help them get a job in the tourism and hospitality sector.

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