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New course offers specialist in Northern Ontario tourism

New course provides training across seven key areas for learners ranging from small business owners to people who support their community's tourism industry
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People interested in helping the tourism industry grow in Northern Ontario can sign up for a new course offered by Community Zone and Lakehead University.

The Ontario Professional Tourism Industry Specialist (OPTIS)/Northern Ontario Professional Tourism Industry Specialist micro-credential is intended for tourism industry professionals who work for any organization with a mandate to support operators to foster growth in the tourism industry. This includes provincial and federal tourism advisors, municipal staff, economic development officers, destination marketing and sector organization staff, and tourism operators and individuals in management roles within the tourism sector.

The course offers training across seven key industry areas for learners ranging from small business owners to those that support the tourism industry within their community or region. A seventh module focused on the geographic region of northern Ontario provides an option to obtain a Northern Ontario Professional Tourism Specialist (NOPTIS) micro-credential.

For more information, see the press release below. 

The Ontario Professional Tourism Industry Specialist (OPTIS)/Northern Ontario Professional Tourism Industry Specialist micro-credential provides foundational training across seven key industry areas for learners ranging from small business owners to those that support the tourism industry within their community or region. A seventh module focused on the geographic region of northern Ontario provides an option to obtain a Northern Ontario Professional Tourism Specialist (NOPTIS) micro-credential.

Why take this course?

This course is intended for tourism industry professionals who work for any organization with a mandate to support operators to foster growth in the tourism industry. This includes provincial and federal tourism advisors, municipal staff, economic development officers, destination marketing and sector organization staff, and tourism operators and individuals in management roles within the tourism sector.

Individuals taking this course will be better at supporting tourism, or in some cases, moving into new positions focused on tourism development. With a particular focus on skill enhancement and local COVID-19 response, completing this course will better prepare tourism operators to improve and expand their business.

Course Start and Registration

The course starts Oct. 17, 2022 and registration is open now! Registration information can be found on the Community Zone Website under “Registration Details.”

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