TIANS Applauds New Youth Apprenticeship Program for Tourism

Halifax, N.S. (July 26, 2016) – The announcement of a new youth apprenticeship program “Serve It Up” is welcome news for the tourism industry in Nova Scotia.
The youth apprenticeship program was developed to provide high school students in Nova Scotia with an opportunity to explore and experience careers in the culinary trade under the guidance of a certified Red Seal Chef.  
“The Serve it Up program enhances the profile of the culinary trade and ensures that tourism businesses have access to a skilled and professional workforce,” says Glenn Squires TIANS Chairman.  
“This is an important initiative as we work towards increasing the number of youth apprentices and highlight Nova Scotia as a centre of excellence for tourism education,” said Squires. 
The program is a partnership with the provincial government, Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency, and the Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council.  
The Chairman of the Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council, Scott MacAulay applauds the leadership by the provincial government to address the important labour market challenges currently facing tourism operators. “Initiatives like this will ensure access to skilled workers and also provide meaningful opportunities for our youth to keep them here,” says MacAulay.
The NSTHRC was established in 1989 as a division of TIANS to address labour market issues within the tourism sector in Nova Scotia. The Council’s mission is to develop a skilled and professional workforce for the Nova Scotia tourism sector.
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For more information contact: 
Ms. Darlene Grant Fiander, Executive Director 
Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council
2089 Maitland Street, Halifax, NS
Phone: 902.423.4480   
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