Tourism and Travel students pass Emerit tour guide exam
March 9, 2017
Charlottetown, PE – Three students enrolled in Holland College’s Tourism and Travel Management program have successfully passed the Emerit National Tour Guide exam, taking their first step toward professional certification.
Emerit is a national line of skills training and certification products and programs that are developed by Tourism HR Canada for Canada’s tourism industry. The Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island is the Emerit provider on P.E.I.
The Tourism and Travel Management program uses the Emerit Tour Guide training resource as part of its curriculum. Students Kelsey McIsaac, Courtney Burton and Joshua Livingstone took the next step and wrote the Emerit Tour Guide exam, which tests the knowledge and skills required to be a professional tour guide.
Tourism and Travel Management instructor Jeannie Connolly said the certification will give the students an advantage in the job market.
“These students are interested in pursuing their careers in the tourism industry, and having the Tour Guide Certification is great step towards this goal. Working as a Tour Guide can lead a career path in many directions.
The two-year Tourism and Travel Management program prepares students to enter the travel industry, with the option to focus on event management in the second year. For more information about the program, visit hollandcollege.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-800-446-5265. For more information on Emerit visit emerit.ca.
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