Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council

Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council

May 01, 2008 15:28 ET

Discover Tourism Win a Dream Job Contest Winner Announced

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - The Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council, with the generous partnership of the Hotel Association of Canada, is pleased to announce that Erin Pietrasik is the winner of the Discover Tourism Win a Dream Job contest. Pietrasik will advance her tourism career at the Delta Sun Peaks Resort as a Banquet Server in the Food and Beverage Department.

With 300,000 new tourism-related jobs projected across Canada over the next five years, winning this contest provides Pietrasik with a position in a thriving and exciting sector. She will gain relevant on-the-job experience and make beneficial contacts with an employer who is consistently named one of "The 50 Best Employers in Canada" by The Globe and Mail's Report on Business Magazine. A student at Thompson Rivers University in Resort and Hotel Management, Pietrasik aspires to build a career in the tourism industry. She has worked at several hotels in Kamloops, B.C., and is eager to build on that experience at the Delta.

"I feel truly honored for the opportunity to work for Delta Sun Peaks," says Pietrasik. "I look forward to not only the experience and professionalism that comes from working with an industry leader, but also developing great memories with my future coworkers and guests alike."

The Delta Sun Peaks will benefit from Pietrasik's enthusiasm and experience in the hotel industry. Delta is the largest full-service hotel and conference centre at Sun Peaks, a four-season destination resort in the interior of British Columbia. The resort will offer Pietrasik learning and training opportunities, while gaining an employee who is passionate about tourism.

"Sun Peaks Resort Corporation is very excited to have had the opportunity to participate in the Win a Dream Job competition," says Jennifer Crawford, Personnel Coordinator for Sun Peaks Resort. "We are proud to have been able to showcase the job opportunities we have to offer."

With the successful match made between Pietrasik and Delta Sun Peaks, the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council will consult with its partners about the possibility of future Win a Dream Job contests.

About the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC)

The Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) is a national organization that facilitates and coordinates human resources development activities which support a globally competitive and sustainable Canadian tourism sector. The Council conducts labour market research (www.cthrc.ca), offers training and recognition under the emerit tourism training brand (www.emerit.ca), promotes the advantages of working in the sector through Discover Tourism (www.discovertourism.ca), and helps identify companies with positive HR practices through its employee-rated Employer of Choice program.

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