Partnership for lifelong learning: Canadian community colleges & the hospitality industry

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Title: Partnership for lifelong learning: Canadian community colleges & the hospitality industry
Author: Ranganathan, Shyam
Abstract: Building and nurturing an active partnership between the community college and the hospitality/tourism industry, that will look beyond the scope of currently existing internship environment at the workplace for all workers to enable to learn continuously in fundamental to the creation of a quality workforce. A workforce that can adequately meet the needs of the industry and boldly face the world of the future. The burning issue is - are partnerships between educators and the industry to provide training and education feasible? Cross sectional study was undertaken in the present environment in the Province of Ontario in Canada. This study, through a survey questionnaire gathered data from the hospitality/tourism educators and the managers. The hypothesis was that the study will show the need for a partners arrangement that will be efficient and effective for developing the full potential of the workforce to pursue the organizations quality and performance objectives. Another expectation was that it will demonstrate to Canadian Community College faculties as well as the Human Resource Managers in the industry the compelling need for collaborative and co operative thinking on strategy formulation for future management/employee training programs. This study concludes that partnerships are feasible as there is evidence of interest on both the sides to the principles of collaborative ventures. It recommends undertaking of a pilot project to test the practicality of a working relationship.
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Date: 1994

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