ACTA held the 2016 Educator's Conference at Humber College in Toronto on June 2nd and 3rd. This two day conference hosted 22 Travel and Tourism schools educators and professors from across Canada.
The ACTA Educator's conference is held every two years and aligned with ACTA’s strategic priority to increase interest in the travel industry as a career option and work with travel programs on curriculum and content to ensure that graduates are immediately employable. The two day conference included a presentation from Rob Puzzo at Air Canada to introduce the Air Canada Global University to the educators. Sessions also included a travel industry panel discussing hiring trends and job skills; a session by Manulife on travel Insurance; a session on teaching ASIA, and a roundtable session that had 10 suppliers join the conversation. Christine Chilton, Director of Education for ACTA says " the conference is an excellent opportunity for professors to share ideas, resources and discussion on issues that affect them in the classroom."
ACTA's next Educator's conference is scheduled for June 2018. ACTA will be hosting their annual Student conference in November this year. For any questions contact Christine Chilton, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACTA Director of Education, Christine Chilton introduces the Industry panel
L to R:
Pamela Laite of Toronto tourism , Rob Stockman of Transat distribution , Michael Lefebvre of Carlson Wagonlit Travel , Suzanne Diefenbaker of Transat and Marie-Hélène Bourgeois of Ritz Carlton Toronto
ACTA President, Wendy Paradis addresses the educators