The tourism industry has been predicted to have a grim decline during the corona crisis. Now more than 2,000 laid-off, jobless, and employed people in the industry are being educated.
“Many of the courses were filled out on the same day that registration opened. This says something about the need, but it is also an important indicator that we are covering a need in the right way. There is no reason to believe that the demand will decrease during the autumn,” said Sveinung Skule, director of The Competence Norway, which is behind the education programs, in a press release.
The courses have been developed in cooperation with the parties in the labor market and should be able to be taken in combination with work. In addition, the laid-off and those who are without a job can take their education while receiving unemployment benefits.
Over 2,000 people have registered since the courses began in June.
“This shows that there is a great need now for the industry initiative. Many in the industry would like to develop and have the ability to act and do something constructive out of a difficult situation,” says Ingrid Gauden, competition and recruitment policy advisor at NHO Reiseliv.
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