|Field of Study:||Tourism and Travel Services Management
|Description:||The two most recent labour market studies in BC have both come to the same conclusion—tourism in BC is a growth industry. Although this is great news, it does pose some challenges, not the least of which is establishing a strategy to make sure that BC has enough skilled people in the right place at the right time. The accommodation industry’s rapid growth creates enormous opportunity for a variety of career experiences and opportunities.
If you are interested in working in the accommodation industry, positions as a front desk agent, housekeeper or bell person are great ways to get an introduction to this sector. Along with meeting people from around the world, these front-line staff members have the advantage of learning about the various aspects of the hotel business (and an opportunity to climb the corporate ladder).