Inagural Tourism Insight Cerification

11 May 2017 


Tourism Insight Certification

On Thursday 11th May I.T. Tralee hosted over 100 transition year students and their teachers from all over Kerry region. Each of the students received inaugural certificates acknowledging their completion of the 'Tourism Insight' online programme.

St Michaels     Mounthawk

               St Michaels College, Listowel                                                            Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk

 Presentation Listowel      Castleisland Community

          Presentation Secondary School, Listowel                                   Castleisland Community College

 Formally launched in 2016, the programme was developed in partnership with the Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI), Fáilte Ireland, the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF), I.T Tralee and other industry business support. Tourism Insight, is an interactive online programme available free online for anyone interested in pursuing a career in Tourism and Hospitality. 

Partners Photo    Teachers photo

It responds to a national need to present the industry as one which offers serious career options with good career prospects and transferable skills. In order to gain their certificates, students participated in a series of online learning units featuring interactive tutorials and interviews with young people working in tourism in Ireland. They learned all about this exciting business, what it means to the country, what’s going on in the tourism industry in their region, how tourism is promoted around the world, why tourists come here and what they really love about their visit. In addition the programme also offers a link to international competitions from GTTP (Global Travel Tourism Partnership) where a school will represent Ireland at the world stage.

The programme has been praised by career guidance teachers and very much supported by the IGC and through continued collaboration, it is hoped that more schools all over the country will participate next year and beyond.