Over the course of the past 12 months our RTO has been working with RTO13, FedNor and Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM) in the development of a suite of training solutions applicable to a broad range of stakeholders, more specifically tourism operators. The result “Tourism Excellence North” (TEN) (the development supported by RTO12 partnership funds) has been crafted to imitate a similar program led by Atlantic Canada Opportunities Adency (ACOA – FedNor of Northern Ontario) which has shown a decade of success and ROI.
The result, TEN, is a suite of 10 training solutions that over time will strengthen the ability of tourism businesses to respond to changes i the marketplace, adapt to quality expectations, develop innovative experiences that raise the bar on visitor value and deliver increased returns for businesses and destinations as a whole.
TEN strategically guides investment into tourism development holistically rather than a reactive and a ad hoc/project-based approach that can lead to duplication and a lack of net outcomes for the region.
This overall program highlights regional partnerships and innovation in meeting our pillars of both product development and workforce development. With a minimum RTO product development and workforce budget, working with RTO13, FedNor and MNDM to deliver the suite of tools is an excellent opportunity for RTO12.
- TEN Preliminary Financial Estimates (PDF)
- Tourism Excellence North – Business Model and Program Plan Draft (PDF)