New Skill Programmes to Upskill Hospitality & Tourism Sectors

15 March 2021 

SOLAS and Education and Training Boards design new initiative to respond to critical needs of the sector

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD and Minister of State for Skills, Niall Collins TD have announced two new skills programmes to assist hospitality and tourism sectors with COVID-19 challenges and ensure they are ready for reopening of the sectors. The programmes have been developed by SOLAS and the Education and Training Boards in consultation with the Irish Hotels Federation and Fáilte Ireland.

One programme is to develop team leaders and the second to develop supervisory management capability. Both programmes are aimed at assisting recovery and growth in the hospitality and tourism sector. The Developing Leaders for Hospitality and Tourism programmes will upskill team leaders and supervisory staff in critical areas including finance and people management. Employees will be trained in customer care, digital skills, communications, strategic planning and management and will learn green and sustainability skills.

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