Tourism Apprenticeships

Tourism Journeypersons are industry leaders in their trades

Journeypersons are responsible, certified professionals who make capable supervisors and workplace mentors.

Journeypersons are highly trained and qualified, and bring a wealth of in-depth knowledge and skills to your business. They are capable of taking on a range of responsibilities, such as supervisor, workplace mentor or job coach. Employers can be assured of increased product quality, enhanced customer satisfaction and a distinct advantage of companies with non-skilled or lesser-skilled employees.

In Saskatchewan, tourism trades do not require apprentices to leave the workplace for extended formal classroom training. Most training takes place on the job. Employers note that apprentices increase productivity and quality, improve workplace safety, boost customer satisfaction and reduce staff turnover.

STEC works in partnership with the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission to offer tourism apprenticeships in the following trades:

Food and Beverage Person

People working in this trade sell and serve food and beverage products, mix and prepare alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

3,600 hours of trade experience for completion.

Training and certification include:

  • Two emerit Professional Certifications - Food and Beverage Server and Bartender.
  • Service Best customer service training (or an equivalent customer service program that includes testing).
  • Serve It Right Saskatchewan (SIRS) responsible service of alcohol.
  • FoodSafe or equivalent.
  • WHMIS.
  • Workplace Trainer online.
  • Standard First Aid and CPR "A".

Guest Services Representative

People working in this trade promote, sell and book accommodation products and services.

3,600 hours of trade experience for completion.

Training and certification include:

  • Two emerit Professional Certifications - Front Desk Agent and Reservation Sales Agent.
  • Performance Review checklist for emerit Tourism Visitor Information Counsellor.
  • Service Best customer service training (or an equivalent customer service program that includes testing).
  • WHMIS.
  • 100 Night Audit hours.
  • Workplace Trainer online.
  • Standard First Aid and CPR "A".

Tourism Apprenticeship Program

Tourism Apprenticeship Programs provide an opportunity for employers to enrol eligible employees for training funded by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission. Employers may receive funded support valued at $1,490 for each eligible employee for Food and Beverage Person and $1,505 for each eligible employee for Guest Services Representative. Programs allow experienced front line professionals to complete their Journeyperson certification.

Contact:

Kari Burgess
Account Representative (Bilingual)
306-933-5913

Cost:

Food and Beverage Person, $510 tuition plus $150 indentureship fee for each eligible employee.

Guest Services Representative, $595 tuition plus $150 indentureship fee for each eligible employee.

The program runs between September 1 and May 31. Canadidates must complete their training by May 31.

Cook Upgrading

In addition to offering Tourism Apprenticeship training, STEC is pleased to work with Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission in recruiting candidates for training in the Cook trade.

For more information, please refer to the Saskatchewan Polytechnic calendar for Red Seal Cook Preparation (COOK 1860) and Cook Apprenticeship, or contact your SATCC Field Representative or STEC.