WILLEMSTAD- August 4, 2022 – Recently the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) in close cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development (MEO) and the Ministry of Social Development, Labor, and Welfare (SOAW) held 3 registration days for those interested in following certain courses in order to work in the tourism sector. More than 600 participants registered to participate in the courses. The first phase of the training program started on August 3 with the first group of course participants. This phase is to acquire the necessary skills to be able to work in the tourism sector.
The first phase consists of the following sessions: motivation, attitude, customer service, integrity, and responsibility. These are topics that are very important and applicable for the different functions in the tourism sector. The training will be intensive and practical. After active participation and 100% attendance at the sessions, the course participants will receive their certificate. The participants will also receive information sessions from CTB, in which several topics will be covered related to the tourism industry, such as marketing, the tourism product, investment in the tourism sector, and tourism figures. In the second phase of the program, the specific courses will start, for which the participants have applied, namely: cook, waiter/waitress, bartender, housekeeping, receptionist, tourist guide, and a massage course.
The training program is managed by the Ministry of Economic Development (MEO) and the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) oversees the execution of the program. The program is executed in close collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development, Labor, and Welfare (SOAW), the Ministry of Education (OWCS), and private sector partners.