The federal and provincial governments are working with the Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island to provide free training programs and workshops to support Island tourism operators impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The past year has devastated tourism and has changed how businesses operate and communicate. We’ve worked with industry to understand the challenges and find opportunities to grow and adapt,” said Corryn Clemence, CEO of TIAPEI.
“These training programs will offer industry across the Island the opportunity to enhance their skills and learn new techniques for rebuilding their business into the future.”
In the course of this year, a variety of free training programs and workshops will be available to operators. They include social media – how to make the most of an online presence; how to adapt a business; product development; growing revenues; digitizing operations; diversity and inclusion training.
Registration for the free training programs and workshops will be available for each session and will be as posted on the TIAPEI website, www.tiapei.pe.ca.
“Our tourism operators here on the Island have been through a lot this year, and I know just how excited they will be to welcome back out-of-province visitors once it’s safe to do so,” said
Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay, who is also MP for Cardigan.
“It’s going to take everyone pulling in the same direction to make sure they can come through this as best they can, and I’m proud that we’re able to support TIAPEI in providing these opportunities for tourism operators.”
These training programs were created with direct input from the industry, said Tourism and Culture Minister Matthew MacKay.
“They shared with us what skills they wanted to learn and build upon, and together with support from ACOA and TIAPEI, we are here to make it happen.”