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7th February 2019

College supports careers in visitor economy

The City of Liverpool College will host a range of events during Visitor Economy Week (4-8 Feb.) to showcase the skills of it students and raise awareness around the opportunities and range of careers available in the region’s burgeoning visitor industry.

From Monday 4th February, a number of events will take place at the College’s own Academy Restaurant, including an exclusive dinner with Michelin starred head chef from The Gilpin Spice restaurant as well as a selection of masterclasses hosted by Liverpool-based venues such as the Titanic Hotel and The Pullman, providing classes on a range of skills such as butchery, molecular gastronomy, artisan bread-making and wine tasting.

Former students of the college – who went on to create Cuban street food concept, FINCA, and star in BBC2’s My Million Pound Menu – will also be hosting masterclasses during the week, demonstrating their skills and sharing tips on how the College has supported them to thrive in an ever growing, highly competitive industry.

Elaine Bowker, principal of The City of Liverpool College, said: Here at the College, we understand first hand that there is a huge amount of talent in this city which, with the right support, has the potential to thrive in a sector that is so important for our economy, not just locally, but nationally. 

“By working with the Liverpool LEP to host these inspiring events during Visitor Economy Week, we hope to raise the profile of the sector and, using our expertise, business connections and varied qualification offerings, enhance its perception as a progressive career choice.”

Visitor Economy Week is now in its fourth year with more than 50 events planned throughout the city, all designed to encourage students to consider the visitor economy as a career choice and provide a taste of what life can be like working in hospitality, retail, tourism or travel.

The City Region’s visitor economy generates £4.1 billion, with predicted growth of 2.9% over the next decade, which is higher than the national outlook of 2.5%. 

For more information and a schedule of all events taking place throughout the week, visit: https://www.liverpoollep.org/visitor-economy-week/visitor-economy-week-events/

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