Introduction to Visitor Economy Week
Welcome to the second Liverpool City Region Visitor Economy Week. The week will deliver a calendar of over sixty events and activities with event partner Merseytravel and with our launch sponsor Liverpool ONE.
This year the region will host events between February 6th – 9th 2017
The 4 days of activity will showcase the variety of opportunities and the diverse skills associated with the region’s growing visitor economy. All our events have been planned by the key FE colleges of the Liverpool City Region in collaboration with their partners including Riverside College, Hugh Baird College, St Helens College, Knowsley Community College, Southport College, Wirral Met College, The City of Liverpool College.
The events will provide a taste of what life can be like working in hospitality, retail, tourism and travel. You are invited to join us for what will be a fun, informative and interactive programme of activity designed to give the next generation the chance to Have A Go!
Events to choose from include
- “A Day in the Life” at Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Hugh Baird College
- “Sail the World” with the Cruise Industry, with Knowsley Community College
- A ferry trip and visit to U Boat Story and Spaceport with Mersey Ferries
- A Spring Fashion Show, by Riverside College
- A Bake Off, with Southport College
- Aviation Careers with Wirral Met and Swiss Port
- A Masterclass with Lamb, with St Helens College
- “Under, On and Over Tours” with Liverpool ONE
- “Chefs on Bikes” with the City of Liverpool College
The week’s events will conclude with a closing dinner at Signature Living’s football themed Shankly Hotel, in Liverpool City Centre.
This is why we are Holding A Visitor Economy Week
The City Region’s Visitor Economy generates £4.1bn and plays a vital part in the City Region’s economy with massive potential and opportunity for the next generation.
Visitor Economy Week aims to raise the profile of the sector and enhance its perception as a progressive career choice. This has developed with the work the Local Enterprise Partnership’s Visitor Economy team have been progressing with the FE Colleges and skills providers across the City Region, to ensure skill development sits at the forefront of improving the competitiveness and quality of the sector.
Together an implementation plan has been developed which sets out a range of actions, of which increasing secondary school engagement as a means of facilitating career progression and targeting those students seeking vocational training opportunities that exist outside of the 6th form is a major priority.
The launch event takes place on Monday 6th February, 3.30-5.30pm at Merseytravel’s iconic Head Office, at No 1 Mann Island at the Pier Head. Guests will include key representatives and stakeholders from within the Visitor Economy who are committed to investing in young people to help them realise their potential within this exciting and diverse sector.
Thanks to everyone who took part in the project.
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