An unusual gathering takes place next Wednesday, March 23rd at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and the New Jersey Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Talent Network (NJRHT) have combined forces to create a symposium on Tourism focused on Workforce and Transportation. This regional partnership promotion “brings together private and public sector leaders to discuss how to support the growth and development of the Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism sector, a major employer in New Jersey’s economy. Growth of this sector — both through attracting new businesses and enabling existing businesses to expand — requires providing a skilled workforce, trained to meet the needs of employers.”
CCP’s president, Suzanne Ishee, will be presenting as part of the breakout panel discussing “Natural and Eco-Tourism.” Suzanne sits on the Stewardship Committee of the Scenic, Wild Delaware River Geotourism Project. This exciting project, which is sponsored by the National Geographic Society and the National Parks Service, functions as a tri-state regional partnership featuring tourism-centric promotion found along the Upper and Middle Delaware River region. Symposium participants will learn about this partnership effort as well as the Creative Placemaking workforce training programs being developed by CCP.
There are still a few spaces left for you to register for the Workforce and Transportation Tourism Symposium on March 23rd at Fairleigh Dickinson University.