The end of the Tourism is Us project was marked by a dissemination & celebration of achievements ceremony at the Killyhevlin Hotel on Thursday 27th September 2007.The Tourism is Us Project began in Spring 2006 with the aim of raising the profile and impact of the tourism sector in Fermanagh, Cavan, Monaghan and surrounding border counties.The project offered a range of training programmes to people who are currently working within tourism, community and unemployed people who would like to work within the sector. The programmes on offer included: Management & Enterprise Skills, Marketing, Customer Service, Rural Tourism, Food Preparation, Patisserie, Food Hygiene, First Aid, English for Speakers of other Languages and Eco-tourism. At the end of the ceremony, Victor Refausse Director of South West College presented certificates to a selection of those who successfully completed one or more of these programmes.The project has been extremely successful, as project co-ordinator Ann Maria Curran explained During the life of the project, we had participation from 1,000 businesses and community groups from across the region, 428 people undertook tourism related training, 305 of whom successfully achieved a qualification. 80 people progressed to work or further training.
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