Your future in tourism and small business starts here. Valemount College programs are provincially accredited and designed to fill present-day needs in the tourism industry.
Future in Soft Adventure Tourism
Soft adventure tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the industry. More and more people are looking to escape to natural environments. They come to unwind, unplug and reconnect with nature.
Graduates of the Mountain Adventure Tourism program can find employment as guides for fishing, hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, skiing, snowmobiling and trail riding. In addition, the skills you learn transfer to positions as camp counsellors, camp leaders, naturalists, ecotourism operators, tour operators and information counsellors to name but a few.
Future in Tourism Administration
If you love to share information and assist people who want to find great things to do in your area, you’ve chosen the right profession.
Graduates of the Tourism Administration program can find employment at visitor information centres, resorts, hotels, lodges, and with outdoor recreation operations. You may even find yourself working for attractions, tour operators or even Chambers of Commerce. There are dozens of other opportunities available with your certificate in Tourism Administration.
Future in Small Business Management
Start or grow your own tourism business, or work in management with a smaller organization.
Graduates of the Rural Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management program will qualify to work for hundreds of different types of companies in several capacities from supervisor to manager. Entrepreneurs benefit too, as this course will give them the tools needed for a strong start and growth in business. There are other positions that graduates qualify for. These include: working in travel and accommodation as well as customer service, information service, market research and other tourism related positions.
Future in Cultural Tourism
The First Nations tourism industry is growing, and they need educated and trained people to fill their needs.
Graduates of the First Nations Cultural Tourism program will be qualified for positions in tourism and interpretation as well as with tour operators who specialize in natural history and First Nations culture.