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New program to prepare students for careers in tourism & hospitality

August 8th, 2019

Parkland College will receive over $158,000 from the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training to deliver a new program in Yorkton that will help students prepare for a career in the tourism and hospitality industries.

The Enhanced Career Bridging Program aims to connect unemployed individuals to the labour force and obtain employment. This project will provide career training for 16 participants, covering key areas including job readiness, fundamental workplace skills, and credit towards a designated trade with Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council (STEC).

Parkland College will work closely with Yorkton Tribal Council on the program, which will be delivered at the Trades & Technology Centre, beginning Aug. 19. It consists of 12 weeks of in-class training, followed by a six-week work placement. Participants will acquire numerous qualifications, including Food and Beverage Server Certification, Bartender Certification, Safe Food Handling, and First Aid/CPR.

“This is a great opportunity for unemployed individuals to learn life and work skills that will help them build confidence, gain experience, and prepare them for employment,” said Mark Hoddenbagh, President and CEO of Parkland College and Cumberland College.

The College is grateful for additional funding from the Ministry, and the support and engagement of local industry employers for work placements and career opportunities.


About Parkland College:
Parkland College provides high quality, learner centred education and training as a foundation for lifelong success. The College offers a superior learning and campus experience for all students through quality programming and services. Students can get started on their careers by completing university classes, full degrees, and skills training and trades certificates. Parkland College also delivers high school upgrading, safety training, and corporate/professional development.

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For more information, contact:
Brendan Wagner
Coordinator, Corporate & Internal Engagement
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595

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