IPS debates local development and qualified training in tourism

On May 28, the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (IPS) promotes an online conference in which it proposes to reflect on the growing need for specialized human resources in the field of tourism, recognized as one of the key sectors for local development.

The initiative, organized by the Higher Schools of Education (ESE / IPS) and Business Sciences (ESCE / IPS), has the support of the Municipality of Grândola, and is aimed at students and graduates of the Higher Professional Technical Course (CTeSP) of Management Tourism, taught by IPS in Setúbal and Grândola, alongside tourism professionals, businessmen, mayors and other potential stakeholders.

The event, under the general theme “Tourism and Local Development: Training and Training of Specialized Resources”, will be broadcast in live streaming format, via Zoom, from 6 pm, offering the perspectives of five speakers, including academics, mayors and entrepreneurs, moderated by teachers Paulo Nunes (ESE/IPS) and João Tomás (ESCE/IPS).

With this online conference, IPS intends to create a moment of discussion and knowledge sharing around themes related to tourism and local development, having as reference the need for training and training of specialized staff, a better matching of qualifications to needs of the market, and the retraining of skills in a growing sector that manifests a dynamic that generates new and different jobs in territories with a tourist vocation.

The municipalities of Litoral Alentejano will be highlighted, and in particular the municipality of Grândola, IPS partner in the creation of two CTeSPs, in Tourism Management and Aeronautical Production, represented by Carina Batista, councilor of the local municipality, by João PintoCoelho, CFO of the Costa Terra Project, which will talk about the training profiles and job opportunities provided by this tourist enterprise that is being implemented in that territory, among other interventions of manifest interest.

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