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Tourism Career Week for employment

By Salome Modebadze
Thursday, September 1
A new one-week seminar has been organized by the Georgian National Tourism Agency (GNTA) for those interested in the tourism challenges of the country. Anyone with a secondary education can participate in the Tourism Career Week on September 19-24. Around 40 companies will hold practical courses and seminars for people interested in tourism and its related fields, moreover they would also have an opportunity to meet their potential bosses and get an offer from employers.

Tourism Career Week aims at familiarizing people of all the ages with tourism and hospitality management as well as improving the services of the sector and selecting staff with high professional backgrounds. I hope that the people interested in tourism would encourage creation of new jobs as well as provide the participants with the specifics of the sector, Maia Sidamonidze Head of GNTA said at a briefing on Wednesday.

The Georgian National Tourism Agency is part of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development which aims at increasing awareness about Georgia as a tourist country in the global market, stimulate development of inward-bound and domestic tourism, facilitate creation of a friendly environment for tourism related business, boost competitiveness of the country in the international tourism market. As Minister Vera Kobalia explained, the Tourism Career Week would promote small and medium sectors, transportation, agriculture and other related fields and open new job opportunities.

The companies working in almost all the tourism branches in Georgia will share their experiences with participants through speeches and presentations. Seminars explaining the structure of CVs, cover letter writing and successful job interview techniques will also be given during a busy week. At a Career Day on September 24 the participants will meet the potential employers engaged in tourism and hospitality management and have a face to face interview and leave their CVs.

Registration for participation in the Tourism Career Week has started.