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Train To Work In Tourism And Hospitality
Following on from the success of a pilot programme last year, people in Caithness and Sutherland considering working in the tourism and hospitality industry are once again to be given an opportunity to acquire the essential skills required to gain employment in that sector.

A limited number of places are available on two separate pre-season training courses, which are to be funded by Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise (CASE), to be delivered at venues in Wick and Dornoch. The courses will run from 1st March – 19th March in Dornoch and 8th March – 26th March in Wick, and will be approximately 30 hours per week.

The training programme will include topics such as customer care, food hygiene, cooking, housekeeping, food service, health & safety, bar skills and event planning. The course will also include a work placement and assistance will be given with the preparation of a C.V. and advice on job seeking.

Information sessions will be held in the North Highland College, Dornoch on Monday 16th February and in the Queen’s Hotel, Wick on Monday 23rd February. Anyone interested should drop in any time between 11am and 2pm.

According to Anne Sutherland, CASE’s head of skills development, "In addition to the ongoing labour demands of the industry, local employers will soon be recruiting staff for the 2004 season and beyond. These courses will enable people to apply for jobs in the knowledge they already have a grasp of the basics of what is required of them."

"I would urge anyone that is interested to come along to one of the information sessions for a chat. They may be concerned about issues which may make it difficult for them to participate. An adviser from Jobcentreplus will also be available to discuss any benefit queries anyone may have in relation to this programme."

For further information please contact Marina on 01381 621064 or e-mail case@mh-training.com