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Serving It Right is British Columbia's mandatory self-study course that educates licensees, managers and servers about their legal responsibilities when serving alcohol, and provides effective techniques to prevent over-service. Over time, the number of people taking the print version of the exam has decreased significantly.
April 8, 2014 — Ottawa — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced that Canada’s active recruitment model for economic immigration will officially be called “Express Entry.” Set to launch in January 2015, “Express Entry” is a major step forward in the transformation of Canada’s immigration system into one that is fast, flexible and focused on meeting Canada’s economic and labour needs.
Achieving each of the PC1, PC2 or PC3 (Red Seal) certifications will provide candidates with a HOSP program course credit. Students will receive credit for HOSP 1145 for PC1, HOSP 1115 for PC2 and HOSP 2465 for PC3. "The Hospitality Management Program at Douglas College is pleased to welcome and recognize ITA Professional Cook Level certified individuals," says Mark Elliott, program chair, Douglas College. "We want to reward those professionals who wish to continue on with their education or return to the classroom for marketing and leadership learning."
Why do we want volunteers? In 2014, Tourism Victoria is taking a new approach to seasonal visitor servicing; the Visitor Services department will embark on its first year of volunteer recruitment and is extending our services beyond the front desk; we aim to provide a more efficient service and to better assist visitors. What types of shifts are we in need of?
Vancouver, BC – go2hr, the BC tourism industry’s human resource association, is pleased to announce the launch of Leadership 2 Go, a new online resource centre specifically designed for front-line team leads and their managers. The resources can be accessed online anytime, anywhere and completed at any pace. It is available at no cost for BC tourism and hospitality industry employers and employees.
The Burnaby Community & Continuing Education currently offers a number of courses in hotel management. If you are interested in a career in accommodation, or if you currently are working in a hotel and would like to move into a position with more responsibilities, this program will give you industry recognized professional certification from the American Hotel & Lodging Association's Education Institute. Their courses include: Managing Front Office Operations (starts April 8, 2014)
Vancouver - go2hr – BC’s tourism industry human resource association – is pleased to announce the appointment of Zito Kare to the position of Industry Health and Safety Specialist. In his new role, Zito will work closely with employers and stakeholders in providing front-line health & safety program support and implementing the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program for the tourism and hospitality industry. He is also responsible for managing go2hr’s new online Occupational Health and Safety Program Fundamentals training program.
Tourism Vancouver’s in-destination services role is to ensure visitors have a positive and memorable experience in Vancouver and to encourage them to extend their length of stay and/or visit again. As a Tourism Vancouver volunteer and ambassador you will play an essential role in maintaining the service excellence that is expected by our visitors, member businesses and industry partners.
Thank you for entering our Supervising for Safety contest. We are very pleased to see many of you complete the free online training by WorkSafeBC. The following individuals are our winners of the 20 tourism and hospitality prize packages across BC.
At their meeting November 20, 2013, WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors approved the release of an additional 2014 proposed amendment to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation for consultation. The consultation phase provides stakeholders with an opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed amendments. All feedback received will be reviewed, and changes will be made to the proposed amendments, where appropriate, prior to the proposed amendments being taken to a public hearing in May/June 2014.

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