Travel professionals whose roles have either been lost or placed under threat by the coronavirus crisis can now access new affordable training and support courtesy of the Business Travel Association (BTA).
The BTA has partnered with e-learning specialist Travilearn to launch a range of online courses and bespoke workshops, sponsored by car fire firm Avis, which are being offered at a discounted rate of £19.99pp.
The initiatives will aim to support colleagues who are looking for employment following redundancy, while identifying and promoting the transferrable skills they have obtained during their career in travel.
Travilearn has created two original online courses for BTA members looking for new job roles within the industry or new roles beyond the travel sector as part of the BTA’s BTA Cares initiative, created to help travel professionals facing redundancy.
Its main focus is to help upskill, market and retrain members of the business travel community to create employees attractive to both the travel industry and other sectors.
It also aims to give employers a key place to point those who have been made redundant for practical and informative advice, and to help former employees to seek new roles.
BTA chief executive Clive Wratten said: “We can’t wait to give the travel community a well-needed boost by encouraging those within the travel industry to find support from like-minded people, and helping them get back on their feet.”