June 21, 2021

Hospitality and tourism want to bid for own SSC

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Hospitality and tourism want to bid for own SSCOn 16 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Employers in the hospitality, travel and tourism industries are calling forthe Government to recognise their importance to the UK by allowing them to bidfor their own dedicated Sector Skills Council. The Hospitality Training Foundation believes that employers within the threesectors will suffer a staff training and development shortfall if they fail tosecure their own SSC. It claims that a successful bid will give the hospitality, travel andtourism industries a powerful voice in government and the resources to followthrough an imaginative approach to education and training. John Brackenbury, chairman of the steering committee behind the industry,said: “The economic clout of hospitality and tourism alongside themanpowerand skills shortages in our sector make it imperative that we should have ourown SSC with the resources, budget and voice to address these issues.” He added: “If the Government were to decide against us we, asemployers, would face the very real threat of an education and trainingframework that does not take our needs into account.” A formal expression of interest was due to be submitted to the Government’sSector Skills Development Agency yesterday (15 April). If approved, the SSDA will award a contract to the steering committee toprepare a detailed development plan. If accepted, an SSC could be in place by September. www.hft.org.uklast_img

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