Report reveals need for more skilled tourism workersPosted on 02/08/2017 by Jess O'Connor
An additional 200,000 workers will be needed in the service sector (which includes tourism) by 2020, a report commissioned by At Your Service Aotearoa has revealed.
At Your Service Aotearoa is an organisation created to draw attention to the skills shortage in New Zealand’s services sector – or, as the website reads, “to issue a call to arms over mounting skills’ shortages”.
Tourism is one of the industries in need of skilled workers, especially as visitor numbers to New Zealand continue to grow.
This is positive news for anyone considering studying towards a tourism qualification, as it suggests that their skills will be in high demand upon graduation.
Study From Home offers the following qualifications to prepare students for a career in the airline, travel, and tourism industry:
- New Zealand Certificate in Tourism Level 3
- New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Aviation Level 3
- New Zealand Certificate in Travel Level 4
Each of these qualifications can be achieved via distance learning from anywhere in New Zealand. Study From Home students also have the option of studying part-time or full-time.
As the At Your Service Aotearoa report reveals, New Zealand is in need of skilled tourism workers – so now could be an ideal time to gain a formal qualification and enter the tourism workforce.
Study From Home graduates have embarked on exciting careers around New Zealand. You can read some of their success stories below.
- Sharon McIlroy, solo mum of three, finds dream job as Travel Consultant
- Stacey Harris settles into new job as Reservations Consultant for Millennium Hotels
- Study From Home graduate Maria Vaifale shares her story
Would you like to embark on a tourism career like Sharon, Stacey, and Maria? Contact Study From Home today to discover how you can become a skilled worker in New Zealand’s thriving tourism sector.