The Cape Breton Island Tourism Training Network is a strategic, co-ordinated, partnership-based research and training response for post-Covid 19 recovery. Using a collaborative model, the Tourism Training Network will address specific workforce needs in support of economic recovery for tourism and related sectors including arts and culture.
The overall goal of the project is to stimulate post-pandemic recovery, build capacity and grow opportunities for Cape Breton Island’s Tourism Sector.
Led by the World Tourism Institute at Cape Breton University this three-year initiative is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Initiatives Program and will run until February 2025.
Ensure inclusivity in all development activities.
Work with Mi’kmaw partners to explore, design and implement community-based credit programs in Indigenous tourism.
Develop a foundation of accessible, timely and credible research which will support decision-making by the industry and act as a catalyst in innovation and entrepreneurialism in tourism.
Identify training gaps and needs associated with labour shortages.
Promote education and professional certifications for the tourism industry, including the development of micro-credentials and customized training programs.