OTEC produces monthly eNews letters communicating industry trends and issues in addition to our Workforce Development Updates which include up-to-date articles and information on OTEC Partnerships and initiatives, training products, success stories and much more.

October O-News: Tourism Skillsnet Ontario

Increasing labour shortages are impacting our businesses in Ontario and this is not an uncommon occurrence many employers are facing in the hospitality, tourism and food services sectors. A new model for workforce innovation and strategy, Tourism SkillsNet Ontario was formed to specifically address this issue by leveraging partner collaboration and HR technology for regional workforce development.

To find out more about Tourism Skillsnet Ontario and how your community can participate, please contact Adam Morrison at amorrison@otec.org or Melwyn Dcosta at mdcosta@otec.org.

Check out OTEC's October O-News to learn more.

September O-News: Managing & Motivating Millennials

Did you know millennials are projected to make up 46% of the total workforce by 2020?

Millennials have been transforming the workplace with new ways of thinking, learning and working causing a positive effect on the people and work space around them. Not only are they technology savvy but they are creative, self-confident, open and tolerant in diverse and inclusive workplaces.

To find out about how OTEC can help you with attraction and retention strategies for your organization, please visit: https://www.otec.org/Contact.aspx or contact us about OTEC’s M3-Managing & Motivating Millennials workshop.

Check out OTEC's September O-News to learn more: bit.ly/2Pj4kck

August O-News: Empowered For Service

OTEC’s LX Leadership Xelerator programs and Leadership Bootcamp include “Leading Empowerment” and other essential skills. Learn why top brands are integrating LX to create engaged, empowered and customer-centric teams.

Learn more about LX Leadership programs and how you can bring them to your organization. Follow the link to learn more: https://bit.ly/2xSpHcC

July O-News: China-Canada Year of Tourism

It is an exciting year for Canada’s tourism and hospitality industry as the country collectively prepares for the Canada-China Year of Tourism. Chinese visitation increased by 12% in 2017 to become Canada’s second largest international inbound market and the country is expecting over 10 million visitors over the next two years* accounting for huge economic impact to our destinations.

So what can businesses do to prepare? Check out this month's OTEC O-News to learn about our Service Excellence to Chinese Visitors workshop: https://goo.gl/jhjr4K

June O-News: A Focus on Diversity & Inclusion

OTEC recently announced several innovative workforce development projects that are focused on integrating youth, indigenous and Métis communities, newcomers and refugees into the Canadian workforce through technology-based assessment tools and effective pre-employment training. As a founding partner of the Discover Ability network, OTEC recognizes that 1 out of 7 Canadians has a disability and promotes the hiring of persons with disabilities. All of this work and the various partnerships we have, demonstrate our commitment to ensuring all diverse stakeholders are provided with the training, tools, and resources they need to be successful.

To learn more about or get involved in OTEC programs and projects focusing on diversity and inclusion, check out this month's O-News -

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To find out more about how OTEC can help improve your organization contact:

Adam Morrison
Vice President, Projects and Partnerships
416.622.1975 ext. 236 amorrison@otec.org