The Cape Breton Island Tourism Training Network

Cape Breton Island’s 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.

Led by the World Tourism Institute at Cape Breton University with project partners Destination Cape Breton and the Cape Breton Partnership, this exciting three year (Feb 2022- Feb 2025) initiative is funded through the Sectoral Initiatives Program of Employment and Social Development Canada.

The overall goal of the project is to stimulate post-pandemic recovery, build capacity and grow opportunities for Cape Breton Island’s Tourism Sector.

The CBI Tourism Training Network will deliver on a wide range of objectives:

  • Ensure inclusivity in all development activities.
  • Work with Mi’kmaq partners to explore, design and implement community based credit programs in Indigenous tourism, if so desired.
  • 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.

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