Training Centre

Training Centre

Training Programs For Thompson Okanagan Tourism Professionals


The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) works with education providers to deliver training programs that support professionals to develop their career in the Thompson Okanagan tourism industry.

Developed in 2021 in response to the major industry disruption caused by COVID-19 and the ongoing skilled labour shortage, these programs support skills development, benefitting both professionals and tourism businesses.

Programs are delivered by the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) in cooperation with other organizations, such as the University of Victoria-Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, Okanagan College, and Symphony Tourism Services.
Training programs are offered online or at the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Inspiration & Training Centre on Highway 97C (Okanagan Connector) near Peachland.

For more information email [email protected]

Grow Your Knowledge

Learn from instructors and guest speakers in a live virtual classroom.

Build Your Network

Connect remotely as you work with a team of fellow students and gain insights from an industry mentor.

Launch Your Career

Showcase your skills and knowledge at the online job fair.


Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA)

A non-profit society which represents tourism interests of the Thompson Okanagan region of British Columbia. TOTA is an industry-led organization, supported by the B.C. Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, and Sport.

Gustavson School of Business
University of Victoria

Dedicated to providing non-traditional business education and a dynamic learning environment that develops principled leaders who can drive innovation and social change.

Okanagan College

A community of learning, rich with cultural diversity and academic support. Learners are at the heart of Okanagan College – evidenced with smaller class sizes, industry-experienced professors, and hands-on learning.

Symphony Tourism Services

A subsidiary of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, Symphony  a unique blend of research, marketing, and consulting services to support the B.C. tourism industry.
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