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Career Edge: H.E.A.T

While Career Edge has been providing employment services since 1987, they have recently launched a new initiative to provide job ready candidates for their region’s tourism and hospitality industry.

January O-News: Tourism SkillsNet Ontario’s Workforce Network

Since OTEC introduced the Tourism SkillsNet Ontario in October 2018 to help create strategies and find solutions to solve evolving labour shortages across Ontario’s hospitality industry, much has happened. Bringing the industry and stakeholders together in 10 regions of Ontario to collaborate and focus on industry led solutions has created many positive outcomes to date.

November O-News: Destination Employment

Part of a new, innovative pilot project, OTEC is proud to be leading an initiative in Ontario to provide career opportunities for new Canadians and support the hiring needs of hospitality employers.

October O-News: Tourism Skillsnet Ontario

A new model for workforce innovation and strategy, Tourism SkillsNet Ontario was formed to specifically address the issue of labour shortages by leveraging partner collaboration and HR technology for regional workforce development.

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.

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?

Hiring: Contract Facilitator

The core responsibility of an OTEC contract facilitator is to provide training and facilitation expertise and execute training to OTEC’s clients at OTEC facilitator rates. The contract facilitator’s relationship is with OTEC directly and OTEC provides all programming and materials. OTEC secures the client contract and then contracts the facilitator to fulfill the training which can last anywhere from a half-day to multiple weeks.