Deadlines Approaching for Two Tourism Programs

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Interested in getting involved in the tourism industry? There is still time to apply for two tourism programs that can help you gain hands-on experience.

The Aboriginal Tourism Champions Program and the Youth Mentorship for Tourism Program are accepting applications until January 31, 2017.

Both programs are offered through the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI).

The Aboriginal Tourism Champions Program provides individuals with the opportunity, guidance and financial support to help develop tourism in Aboriginal communities or to assist tourism operators to incorporate elements of Aboriginal culture into existing tourism operations. Aboriginal Tourism Champions can help to: support the economic growth and development of local communities; preserve local culture and language; encourage interest and pride in younger generations in their culture; history and heritage; increase understanding between people from different cultures; and support the preservation of natural areas of cultural value.

The Youth Mentorship for Tourism Program provides students and/or young professionals interested in working in any area of the tourism industry an opportunity to work with experienced industry professionals (mentors) who will share their expertise and knowledge. Benefits of the program include opportunities to gain new skills and knowledge about the NWT tourism industry, to build relationships and networks, and to acquire valuable professional experience and long-term career guidance.

ITI’s many programs and services are helping to strengthen the Northwest Territories’ tourism industry and diversify the economy. Click here for a complete listing of the tourism programs and services available.