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Hospitality Professional Program:Applications Now Open

Fully Funded Virtual Hospitality Training for Professionals in the Thompson Okanagan Region, provided by TOTA and Okanagan College.

Online, with practicums and work experiences on-site as required.

Program Schedule: June 20, 2022, to December 16, 2022

  • Training Program: 17 Weeks (June 20 - October 14, 2022)

9 AM - 4 PM, Monday - Friday

  • Work Experience & Mentorship: 9 Weeks (October 17, 2022 – December 16, 2022)

Application Deadline: May 22, 2022

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) and Okanagan College have partnered to offer the Hospitality Professional Program, a comprehensive training package to prepare participants for a variety of positions within the hospitality sector, including supervisory positions, particularly in the Thompson Okanagan region.

This fully funded, full-time online program will provide participants with instruction, certificates, mentorship, employment coaching, work experience, and job placement support delivered over 28 weeks. The program combines practical skills with specialized knowledge and connects students to industry employers in the Thompson Okanagan hospitality sector. Participants will come together in a virtual classroom, facilitated by a diverse roster of experienced hospitality instructors and guest speakers coordinated by Okanagan College. The blend of live online learning sessions and self-led online industry certificates will rapidly cover many topics of the changing landscape of the Thompson Okanagan hospitality industry. The program is ideal for individuals who are:

  • Entering the hospitality sector, bringing skills from past experience in other sectors or industries.

  • Current hospitality professionals looking to build on a hospitality management career by further developing skills, knowledge, and industry connections.

Participants will be ready for the work placement to begin in October, just in time for the winter season, so this program is ideal for people looking to upgrade skills for employment at a ski resort or winter tourism experience.


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