Tourism is the fastest growing industry on the planet

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					                                                                                                                                                              June 2004

Finding the work that you love and getting exactly the job that you want is either highly unlikely or a cinch. It can be difficult if you play by the old rules but easier if you open
yourself to a world of opportunities about which your parents may not know. In a 1999 Roper study, 95% of Canadian employers rated work experience during high school as
valuable. Yet in the same survey, 45% of high school students reported zero current work experience.
Tourism is the fastest growing industry on the planet. It offers many diverse employment opportunities. It is an industry where you have the opportunity to
interact with people from across Canada and around the world. Tourism is a mix of businesses and agencies that work together to serve the needs of people who
travel. This industry offers a myriad of opportunities for our high school students. In this newsletter we will explore some of the opportunities that our coop students have
taken advantage of during their work term.



                                                                                                                                The large “Baby Boom”
                                                                                                                                generation is entering the age
                                                                                                                                of retirement. This group of
                                                                                                                                individuals is more interested
                                                                                                                                in cultural and eco tourism
                                                                                                                                than previous generations.
                                                                                                                                They also have a great
                                                                                                                                amount of money to spend.

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      Yvonne Sagriff at Ramada Hotel Toronto Airport
      Organization & Responding to inquiries and
      Concerns (Front Desk Agent)

                                                                                                                                !              "
                                                                   Alicia Edwards at Wanda’s Pie in the Sky
                                                                   Multi-tasking & Organization
                                                                   (Food & Beverage)                                            #

                                                                                                                          !               !                       "
      Tom France at Humber Valley Golf Course
      Organizing & Implementing Detailed plans                                                                               or
      (Special Events Coordinator)
                                                                                                         Cory Paul
                                                                                                         Grade 12 Four Credit Subject Coop
                                                                                                         My coop experience helped me
                                                                                                         to develop my communication
                                                                                                         and self management skills in a
                                                                                                         setting outside of the classroom.
                                                                                                         My workplace supervisors
                                                                                                         encouraged me to become
Ewa Koszycka
Grade 11 One Credit Social Justice Coop Student
                                                                                                         successful and I am proud that I
I would like to thank my supervisor and all the residents from                                           was reliable and hard working at
Meadowcroft Place for giving me the opportunity to learn about                                           Long & McQuade. I have
their lives. It was a pleasure for me to help people who are                                             decided that I will continue
elderly and in need of help. Meadowcroft Place is a wonderful                                            learning about music production.
workplace environment for a Coop student.

                                                                   2001 Audio Video                           Pat & Mario’s Restaurant
                                                                   All Saints Elementary School               Physio Med Islington
                                                                   Banana Republic- Square One                Premier Fitness- Sherway
                                                                   Bower’s Investment Ltd.                    Ramada Inn
                                                                   Briarcrest Elementary                      Re/Max Professional Inc. Realtor
Karen Sibrian
Grade 12 Two Credit Subject Coop Student                           Custom Cabinets by Design                  Red Pepper Spectacle Arts
Working at Mimico Correctional Centre has given me the             Davisville Family Practice                 Royal Woodbine Golf Club
opportunity to decide if the choices I have made for the future    DeRock Electric                            Sandalwood Suites/Hotel
are the correct ones for me to pursue. Through this work           Etobicoke Children’s Centre                Seneca School
environment I have been able to acquire numerous skills that       Fitness 365                                Silver Creek Nursery School
employers are looking for and it has been a lot of fun.            Hollycrest Elementary School               St. Gregory Elementary School
                                                                   Humber Valley Golf Course                  St. John the Evangelist
                                                                   Holt Renfrew, Bobbie Brown/Nars-Sherway    St. Marcellus Elementary School
                                                                   Lakeshore Village Massage                  Stage West All Suites/Hotel
                                                                   Le Chateau-Woodbine                        Sutherland Models
                                                                   Long & McQuade                             T and G Enterprises
                                                                   Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment          The Good Sheppard Centre
                                                                   Meadowcraft Place                          Toronto Airport Marriott
                                                                   Miller’s Country Fare                      Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club
                                                                   Mimico Correctional Centre                 Toronto Police Services
                                                                   Mother Cabrini ElementarySchool            Valhalla Inn
                                                                   Nativity of Our Lord School                Wanda’s Pie in the Sky
                                                                   Norman Orenstein Music Inc.                Wellesworth Junior School
                                                                   On Court-Sports Ltd.                       Winners- HomeSense Head Office
                                                                   Ontario Masonry Training Centre            Zeller’s- Cloverdale Mall
                                                                   Paragon Protection Ltd.
Mark Liotta
Grade 12 Three Credit Learning Strategies Coop Student
My experience at On Court Sports Ltd., Sunglass Safari has
been great! My supervisor and co-workers have been friendly
and very supportive. If you like wearing cool sunglasses this is
the place to work!