A national drive by the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) encouraging students to consider a career in tourism was launched recently by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD. Targeting second level students aged 15-18 years, the initiative aims to highlight the wide variety of interesting career opportunities and educational courses available across the tourism and hospitality sector, one of Ireland’s most successful industries.
DIT's Hospitality students Nicole Mitchell from Hospitality Management (left) and Nicola Moore (right) from International Hospitality Management were featured at the launch of the initiative last week. The girls are pictured here with Damien English, T.D, Minister of State for Skills, Research and Innovation, Michael Ring, T.D., Minister of State for Tourism and Sport and Una Halligan, Chairperson of the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs. As part of the campaign, the IHF is publishing Get a Life in Tourism, a free print and digital magazine supported by Fáilte Ireland which will be distributed to over 700 second-level schools. You can have a look at the magazine here.
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