Tourism Victoria Mentorship Program
Tourism Victoria knows that the students of today are the leaders of tomorrow. We are committed to nurturing and supporting the next generation of tourism professionals through our new mentorship program created in partnership with key Greater Victoria education partners. The Tourism Victoria Mentorship Program is designed with three pillars of action to provide new opportunities to students that are shaping the future of tourism in Victoria.
Pillars of Action
The Tourism Victoria Mentorship Program is based on three key areas that Tourism Victoria will activate on. These pillars provide specific help for students participating in the program as well as those who aren't. They include on the job training, scholarships, face time with senior staff and a long-term legacy to help foster continued success.
Tourism Victoria's Intern Program offers two intern positions per year. Internships can be available in any of the following departments: Destination Marketing, Finance and Operations, Sales or Visitor Services. Internship dates and times are completely flexible to match the students' educational commitments.
Senior Tourism Victoria staff are committed to being available as a classroom resource and for informational interviews as requested. Students can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an interview. Professors can also email email@example.com to request a classroom presentation or other type of educational participation.
Tourism Victoria will also host Tourism Victoria Google+ Hang Outs two times per year where up to nine students can have an online chat with our President and CEO.
Through the Victoria Hospitality Award Program, Tourism Victoria is offering a $2,500 Scholarship presented to a student enrolled in a recognized hospitality program in B.C. Each year the award rotates between Royal Roads University, University of Victoria and Camosun College.
Tourism Victoria envisions the Mentorship Program will become a long-standing tradition for the benefit of students, educators and the tourism industry for years to come.