In June 2019, our team at Nimmo Bay is facilitating an exciting program for youth to access training and development through the lens of tourism. Staged in the Great Bear Rainforest, we are inspiring another generation to grow and build careers through this introductory youth program.
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Mission Statement: To provide exposure, support, and real-world training to youth for employment opportunities in sustainable tourism, while fostering a deeper sense of connection and empowerment inspired by the natural environment of British Columbia’s coast.
When: June 20 to 24, 2019
Where: Nimmo Bay Resort, British Columbia
Who: This is a unique opportunity for any youth, ages 16-19, who are interested in learning and experiencing what working in an outdoor environment would entail. By registering for this program, not only will you get to take part in this wilderness experience yourself, but you will help to provide the opportunity for a youth with barriers to attend as well.
More About The Program
The program will involve character development, leadership skills, and empowerment. This is delivered in combination with the practical skills needed to access long-term employment in the sustainable and fulfilling field of nature tourism. We hope to foster and support a connection between the youth and the coastal environment, wildlife, themselves, and each other.
This 4-5-day intensive program will include group management, risk mitigation, leadership and communication training, hospitality skills, and practical marine and land-based guiding skills. Practical applications will consist of kayaking, boat-handling skills, navigation and chart reading, weather pattern analysis, bear and wildlife behaviour education, logistics and planning, and world-class standard hospitality training mentored by Nimmo Bay Resort’s highly trained staff.
This program aims to connect with youth at a crucial time in their life where they are still straddling both realms, childhood and adulthood, and to provide an experience that is empowering, encouraging, and educational. It is the intent that participants can use their experience at Nimmo Bay as a grounding place from which they can feel safe and supported, and use their newly cultivated technical and personal skills to launch them into passions, careers, and lives that highlight the value of natural tourism as an emerging, prosperous employment sector.
With further phases of this holistic training program to come, the intent is to build on the practical skills, technical training tickets, and personal empowerment initiated in Phase One.