High demand for skills
The study into the causes of the increase in unemployment in Brussels, which we outlined in an article on our Facebook page, particularly highlighted requirements with regard to those seeking employment, especially the strong skills and bilingualism/multilingualism required.
Tourism training and courses
As a reminder, we make a distinction between “training programmes” and “courses”:
– Training programmes are targeted to jobseekers with a view to professional insertion and to workerswithin the context of ongoing training.
– Tourism courses concern undergraduate or postgraduate study programmes.
For more information concerning the schools that teach tourism, click on “The Schools”.
Main training programmes and training organisations for tourism in Brussels
- Individual Professional Training within a company (IPT): thanks to individual professional training, the company provides you with training in the workplace in the profession in which you will be employed upon completing the training. This is the direct route to a job, the quickest way to start working, especially in the Brussels tourism industry.
- Centre de Référence de l’Horeca (Horeca Be Pro), is the Brussels Professional Reference Centre for the HORECA Industry (Hotels – Restaurants – Cafés), set up as an initiative of the Brussels-Capital Region, Actiris, VDAB, Horeca Formation Bruxelles and Bruxelles Formation. It offers many training programmes, for jobseekers in particular, as well as skills reinforcement.
- Bruxelles Formation keeps an inventory of various training programmes in its DoriforExamples: commis chef, head chef, valet/housekeeper, restaurant staff, receptionist, waiter/ bartender, etc.
- Espace Formation PME small and medium business training centre offers an IATA (International Air Transport Association) training programme(ongoing training) for those wanting to work in a travel agency or for an airline reservation service (flight reservations). iata.org.
(The Espace Formation PME also offers courses for becoming a tour/regional guide. See “Tourism Courses”).
As a jobseeker, you can also benefit from Actiris cheques: training cheques for the HORECA industry in particular. Up to 50% financing (the other 50% is paid by the employer) for an additional training programme during the first 6 months following recruitment).
If you offer other tourism training programmes in Brussels or are undertaking a tourism training programme yourself that is not listed above, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to add it to this page.
Discover the benefits of the various professional training programmes for jobseekers and employers by clicking “The Benefits”.