Sustainable skills roadshow to tour Scotland

By David Barros

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Edinburgh, Scotland

The recession has evolved the skill requirements of the hospitality industry
The recession has evolved the skill requirements of the hospitality industry
Skills council People 1st is to tour Scottish cities with a major consultation roadshow this month about evolving skill requirements in the industry

People 1st​ and the Scottish Tourism Forum (STF) will be touring Scottish cities with a major consultation roadshow for employers to hear about skill sector changes in the tourism industry.

According to the skills council, the Scottish tourism and hospitality industry must adapt to fit the evolving skill requirements, and can do so by taking employers through the new changes.

While facing a challenging future as skills adapt to the current economy, David Allen head of Scotland for People 1st said he was confident about the outlook.

“The hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industry in Scotland is going through many changes and it’s vital that collectively we secure the long term sustainability of skills development for the industry,” he said.

 It is hoped that employers will be more involved in shaping and developing the skills needed for the challenges that lie ahead.

Iain Herbert, chief executive of the STF said: “The most important asset that the tourism and hospitality sector has, are its employees. Developing and retaining the workforce in our sector is not just a good thing to do, it’s vital.”

 The roadshow will be visiting Dundee on 11 August, Inverness on 12 August, Glasgow on 13 August and Edinburgh on 14 August.

Related topics: People, Restaurants, Hotels, Pubs & Bars

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