Tourism Journeypersons are industry leaders in their trades

STEC works in partnership with the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission to provide opportunities for experienced front line workers to complete their Journeyperson certification.

The following programs are offered:



Food and Beverage Person Apprenticeship

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

Training and certification includes: 

  • 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
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) certification
  • Workplace Trainer online
  • Standard First Aid and CPR "A"

Requires 3,600 hours of trade experience for completion

Cost: $570 tuition, plus $175 indentureship fee for each eligible employee


Guest Services Representative Apprenticeship

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

Training and certification includes:

  • 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.)
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) certification
  • 100 Night Audit hours
  • Workplace Trainer online
  • Standard First Aid and CPR "A"

Requires 3,600 hours of trade experience for completion

Cost: $570 tuition, plus $175 indentureship fee for each eligible employee


Employers may receive funded support valued at $1,490 for each eligible employee for Food and Beverage Person and $1,505 for Guest Services Representative. Each program begins September 1, and candidates must complete their training by May 31.


Employing Journeypersons improves business

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 service quality, enhanced customer satisfaction and a distinct advantage over competitors with 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.

 


To apply or inquire about Tourism Apprenticeship Programs, please contact: