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News Archive | 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, Duncan, BC -- Marie Seitcher is taking her passion for cooking to the next level with the help of a unique fine dining teaching kitchen run through Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Culinary Arts program.
go2HR and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) are planning a trip to Alberta colleges to proactively promote Thompson Okanagan summer 2018 job and co-op opportunities to their tourism, hospitality, culinary and business students. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a head start on the 2018 summer season! When will go2HR and TOTA be in Alberta? 2-3 days in late October 2017 (exact dates TBA) Take advantage of this opportunity and access 100s of students, well before other employers do!
Victoria, August 15, 2017 -- The provincial government is making its first move toward a $15-an-hour minimum wage for British Columbia by announcing a 50-cent increase for September and renewing its commitment to a fair wages commission. In making the announcement today, Premier John Horgan said moving over time to a $15 minimum wage is long overdue in making life more affordable for British Columbians.
For Immediate Release *High-res photo available upon request Vancouver, BC – go2HR, BC’s tourism industry human resource association, is pleased to announce the appointment of Marie-Ève Masse to the new position of Tourism Career Ambassador. As part of the Industry Training team, Marie-Ève will work with BC’s high schools and post-secondary institutions, tourism operators and employees, and different levels of government, to promote tourism training and career opportunities to BC youth and their influencers.
As part of their Adventure Tourism Business Operations course, students need to complete 250 hours of work experience through an approved paid position or an unpaid practicum in order to obtain their diploma.
Your input provides the provincial government with a comprehensive overview of the effects on businesses in both directly affected and unaffected areas. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below: If you work or operate a business in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region, please take this survey.
The BC Restaurant & Food Services Association (BCRFA) is working on understanding the many faces of the labour shortage in the industry. With a changing labour force, less young people working, low unemployment and increasing demands from tourism, they hope to gain insight into the complexity of this growing issue for operators all over the province.
The survey should take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Please note that if you manage or own a tourism and hospitality business in more than one geographic location, just select one of these businesses as the basis for answering the questions. The survey addresses 24 specific types of health and safety training. Not all types of training will necessarily apply to your business; just click 'No' if it does not apply to you. The 24 types of training are listed in the following order: Personal Safety/Injury Prevention
Tools for Training Young and New Workers (Resource available for download) Tools for employers to meet regulatory requirements for new and young worker orientation and training. Useful Tips for Young Workers to Address Workplace Safety Concerns (Resource available for download)
Okanagan College is now accepting registrations for the Hospitality Service Training Certificate, a 124-hour course that prepares people for work in the hospitality industry. Participants will work through theory, skill development and practicum learning in the areas of housekeeping, front desk and customer service, and food and beverage to develop refined entry-level hospitality skills and applied techniques. Offered at both Kelowna and Penticton campuses starting in September and October respectively.