Skills and Training for the Hospitality Sector: A Review of Issues
Keywords:Dispute, Economy, Jobs, Skills, Training
The role of skills and skills development through training in today's economy is a matter of great debate in education and politics. Public policy in many countries focuses on development, through training, of what is perceived as the employment of high skills and business environment (Brown et al, 2001). At the same time, the economies of many skills are developed or high and are highly dependent on a different economic level based on what is freely and indirectly described as ‘low skills’ jobs. A little critical analysis has been done regarding what the meanings of such meanings really are. This article discusses one sector of the ‘low skills’ economy, hospitality. This article addresses skills issues in relation to the tourism industry. It uses the work of Noon & Blyton (1995) in applying their approach to segregation and analysis of skills within hospitality. This article also draws on Ashton & Green's (1996) critique of vocational education as a basis for understanding some of the issues associated with the development of hospitality skills. This article discusses the issue of hospitality skills in four important areas: the type of work and hospitality skills; Completion of skills in hospitality; a dispute over technical / general skills within hospitality; skills and the process of learning / training in hospitality.
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