Youth Mentorship for Tourism Program Open for Applications for 2019

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March 27, 2019 

NWT students and young professionals interested in learning more about the tourism industry can now apply for the Youth Mentorship for Tourism Program.

The deadline for applications is April 24 at 5:00pm.

The program, offered by the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI), is designed to pair mentees with experienced industry professionals to learn about the industry.

There are two program streams:

  • Stream 1: This Industry Awareness stream will help improve the mentees’ understanding and experience within the tourism industry (mentorship period can be no shorter than three months).
  • Stream 2: This Path to Employment stream provides mentees with opportunities to learn specific skills in an area of their choice with the goal of employment at the mentor’s place of business.

Mentees and mentors are encouraged to apply together, but if mentees need help finding mentors, ITI’s Regional Tourism Operators are happy to provide assistance.

ITI recognizes the value of mentorship to ensure the NWT has the skilled workforce needed to support our thriving tourism industry. The Youth Mentorship in Tourism Program supports the goal of Tourism 2020 to develop a sustainable, professional and trained workforce.

Click here to learn more and to apply or contact your Regional Tourism Officer for more information. 

North Slave Regional Office

Tel: (867) 767-9212

Email: Tourism_NorthSlave@gov.nt.ca 

South Slave Regional Office

Tel: (867) 872-8046

Email: Tourism_SouthSlave@gov.nt.ca

Dehcho Regional Office

Tel: (867) 695-7500

Email: Tourism_Dehcho@gov.nt.ca

Sahtu Regional Office

Tel: (867) 587-7171

Email: Tourism_Sahtu@gov.nt.ca 

Beaufort Delta Regional Office

Tel: (867) 777-7196

Email: Tourism_BeaufortDelta@gov.nt.ca