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Skills Intelligence: the need for research, data collection, monitoring and the Next Tourism Generation Skills Lab

On Thursday, the 9th of June, the Next Tourism Generation Alliance (NTG) hosted the final online conference, ‘The Next Tourism Generation: The transition of green, digital and social skills development.’ All modules were broadcasted live on Youtube, and the audience had the chance to participate, interact and ask questions to speakers and panellists. Georges el Hajal from NHL Stenden, and Stefan van Tulder, Talent Data Labs and Josie both stated the importance of data driven skills development. An innovative research approach is needed to identify upcoming skills gaps and future skills needs.

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The practical use of the NTG Sector Skills Toolkit: an innovative tool to support skills development

The purpose of Module 2 during the final NTG Conference was to explain the practical use of the NTG Sector Skills Toolkit and its flexibility and adaptability for updating and refreshing skill sets in education and industry training contexts. The presentations and panel discussions demonstrated how it is an innovative tool to support skills development and quality skills standards within the tourism education landscape.

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The key succes factors of NTG collaborative Framework for skills development in tourism explained

During the NTG final Conference, a lot of insights have been collected on best practices for skills partnerships. As part of the NTG Blueprint, which sets out a comprehensive methodology to respond to the needs of a new sectoral skills strategy that is innovative, relevant and responsive to the current and future skills scenario in the tourism sector, the skills partnerships has been one of the key succesfactors.

The NTG Collaborative Governance framework within the Blueprint provides guidance on successful collaboration which can support and assist the establishment of National/Regional Skills Partnerships (NRSPs), a key area of focus of the NTG Alliance and the Pact for Skills for Tourism. Additionally, the skills agenda aligns with the Pact objectives of increasing resilience, competitiveness, and social fairness, promoting a culture of lifelong learning, building skills partnerships, and building skills supply.

In this blog we will look at examples from Wales, Italy and Bulgaria.

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Intellectual Curiousity and Passion-Driven: Key Features of Future Young Professionals!

Stefan van Tulder is Data Scientist, CEO and founder of Talent Data Lab. Although a young professional, Stefan has numerous achievements in his relatively short career. He holds a double master’s degree in Business and Management and has a background in Quantitative Methods (Statistics; Psychology) and was part of the CEMS global business school alliance. His current project: Career Analytics, is a platform designed to help (tourism & hospitality) students, in their career prediction. This is in the form of an App to test students’ confidence in their study program, and to see if this will boost their confidence in their future career choice.

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