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Chapter 5 Education, Employability and Youth Employment

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-36-4-3355

ISBN: 978-1-910158-36-4

Published: November 2015

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Published in: Youth Employment in Tourism and Hospitality

Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-36-4-2678


This chapter explores in more detail the nature of the relationship between education and youth employment in tourism. It reviews the development of tourism and hospitality higher education with a particular focus on perceptions of the purpose of education from policy makers’ standpoint. It extends the discussion around skills begun in the previous chapter within the context of employability, reviewing the role employers, universities and policy makers play in the provision of a skilled tourism workforce. The chapter concludes by outlining the potential advantages of hiring a young workforce.

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Walmsley, A. (2015) "Chapter 5 Education, Employability and Youth Employment" In: Walmsley, A. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-910158-36-4-3355


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