SCOTLAND’S tourism and hospitality sector has hailed a ‘real show of commitment’ after securing £2 million of public funding to provide two thousand leading industry scholarships for free.
The online training courses, which are being rolled out from today, have been described as a fillip for people who have seen their prospects badly affected by the pandemic. They also aim to improve skills in the workforce ahead of the hospitality and tourism sector reopening once coronavirus restrictions are eased.
The Scottish Government funding was secured following the joint efforts of the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) and HIT Scotland, a charity which supports up-and-coming talent through its respected scholarship programme.
Applications for the new Tourism and Hospitality Development Programme flooded in from a range of travel and hotel businesses around Scotland. The places will be taken up by many people who have been made redundant or are still on furlough. Part…