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Skills strategy to boost industry opportunities launched

11 July 2007 by
Skills strategy to boost industry opportunities launched

Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has officially unveiled a skills strategy designed to boost opportunities in hospitality and tourism in the capital ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games.

The strategy, which was prepared by People1st, the sector skills council for hospitality, sets out a 10-point plan of priorities.

These include developing the right qualifications and improving the calibre of staff and customer service levels across the sector.

Key to the strategy is the Skills Passport, which enables staff to build up a record of their skills, experience and qualifications.

Employers will also have internet access to the employee's skills and training account, where they can view a comprehensive list of qualifications and training courses they have taken.

"For the next few years leading up to the 2012 Games and beyond, London will be the focus of the world." Livingstone said.

"We are expecting a huge increase in the many millions of tourists who currently visit our capital from abroad and from around the UK, and we must grasp the opportunity to ensure we offer a first-class welcome to everyone."

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