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Tourism and the Altamira School seek ways of collaboration for the permanent training of workers in the sector.

10/12/2019

The Ministry of Education, Vocational Training and Tourism and the Altamira University School of Tourism will study the possibility of developing a program of continuing education courses aimed at workers in the sector.

This was announced by the counselor Marina Lombó after the meeting she has held with the director of the university center, Daniel Pérez González, in which the director general of Tourism, Eva Bartolomé, and the teacher and coordinator of the practices of the students, Cristina Torre.

The counselor visited the Altamira School on Tuesday, where she also had the opportunity to talk with the students of the first year of the Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, the regional government informed in a press release.

Lombó has encouraged them to "take advantage of the training they receive in a center with as much tradition and experience as the Altamira School" and reminded them that they have chosen a profession "with a lot of weight in the region and, therefore, with a future."

In this sense, the head of Tourism has indicated that the Government of Cantabria "is concentrating its efforts in this sector" in order to "strengthen it and enable the incorporation into the labor market of the generations of new professionals who are now being trained ".

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Regarding the "necessary" training and recycling of active professionals, the counselor explained that her department will study the proposal of the school to design a program of courses that will improve their preparation and the image of tourism in Cantabria on the whole.

"It is necessary to update knowledge and prepare our professionals so that the quality of service to tourists is greater," said Lombó, recalling that tourism is a sector in "continuous change" that requires the incorporation of technologies, mastery of languages, new forms of commercialization and design of offers and novel experiences.

"We are going to study the proposal because it is necessary to prepare an offer of courses that brings together the new needs and that allows Cantabria tourism to have professionals prepared for the new challenges," Lombó insisted, adding that it is important to "succeed with training that is offered so that it is attractive to professionals and attend the courses, first, and second, that it is effective in responding to the needs of the sector. "

Another of the proposals presented by the director of the Altamira School would consist of the possibility that the final projects of the students focus on the needs of studies and analysis required by the Ministry of Tourism, in terms of profile of tourists or matters related to supply and demand at all times, products, etc.

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