Tamwood to open Career College in Whistler

12 November, 2015

Tamwood International, a Canada-based provider of English language and vocational programmes, is to open a new career college in Whistler in February 2016, adding to the existing Tamwood Careers in Vancouver.

Tamwood will open a Career College in Whistler

Initial course offers at Tamwood Careers in Whistler will be diploma and certificate courses in Tourism, Hospitality and Customer Service.

International students on the 26- or 48-week programmes will be able to work while completing studies, and those enrolled on the longer course will undertake a 24-week job practicum to gain experience and training. Tamwood Careers is a certified by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA), the regulatory body for private training institutions in British Columbia.

“Whistler is the perfect location to offer this course focused on customer service,” said CEO, Matt Collingwood. “Studies have shown that within our international market many students are now looking for study and work opportunities that offer practical experience for their future careers.”

Commenting on Whistler’s position as a top recreation destination in both summer and winter, Tamsin Plaxton, Managing Director of Tamwood, said, “Whistler has a huge range of hotels, restaurants, activity providers and services, and there are always employers looking for qualified and invested employees, so this will be a win-win situation.”

The course, which the company claimed was the first of its kind in Whistler, will cover topics including tourism trends and impacts, customer service, sales and marketing, tourism and hospitality, managing events and cross-cultural communication.

Shelley Quinn, Manager of Tamwood Language and Tamwood Careers in Whistler, said, “We will be focussing on skills that can be used not only in the tourism industry, but in almost any career, so that our graduates are more prepared to enter the global work force of today.”

The college, set to open its doors on February 29, will be open to international and Canadian students aged 19 and older.

Matthew Knott
News Editor


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