Raising the Ambition for the Visitor Economy: Skills, Training & Career Pathways
The Visitor Experience Experts Breakfast Club launches on 2nd March 2022 at Edmunds restaurant, West Suffolk College, specifically to network hospitality and visitor economy HR business leads. The VENI team want to hear what support can be given to help with recruitment and retention of staff and update on VENI projects launching in 2022.
More details on the event, along with your invitation can be found here.
The Visitor Economy will be represented through the VENI partnership, colleges and sector businesses, at the Norfolk and Suffolk Careers Festival 2022 on Wednesday 9 March, with an expected 2,000 students from Suffolk schools attending. The VENI stand will include a cookery theatre to help the exploration of opportunities for future chefs.
Click here for more information on the VENI project
Pathways 50+ : Futures for Business in partnership with Norfolk County Council and Suffolk County Council, will shortly be launching an employment programme supporting people in Norfolk and Suffolk aged 50 and over – Pathways 50+. People living in Norfolk or Suffolk, aged 50+ and returning to work will be provided with a paid work placement with a local employer. Pathways 50+ will focus on SMEs that are able to grow and create jobs in the current economic climate and the visitor economy is expected to become a leading sector adopting the scheme. SMEs will receive a grant of £1,950, funded by the European Social Fund to support the paid placements.
Free Taking England to the World Training is a one-day training programme designed to help your business reach new customers and grow your revenue. Created and delivered by industry experts, Taking England to the World provides information on insights and research, marketing, product development, distribution, and partnerships to create a fully rounded training offering.
With content covering all aspects of getting ready to work with the travel trade to attract new customers, this training course will include an overview of the key markets to England, from defining and distributing your product offering, to building powerful relationships and creating engaging content.
This training programme is aimed at suppliers from all sectors of the English travel industry – from accommodation to attractions, and from excursions to experiences, particularly suitable for SMEs.
Visit East of England are hosting the virtual programme on 15th, 22nd & 29th March 2022
Time: 11.00 – 13.00
The East Suffolk Digital Business Festival focussing on “all things digital” is up and running through to Friday 18 February 2022. The programme is very relevant to the local visitor economy, with digital tech demos, business support and advice, information on local digital projects and a wide range of workshops, webinars and learning seminars. To find out more, visit Events Archive – East Suffolk Means Business