NEW COURSE: A new certificate in Revenue Management, developed by South Kerry Skillnet in conjunction with the IT Tralee and the hotel industry has been launched this week.
Pictured l to r were: Aoife O’Sullivan (SKSN), Noel Spillane (CEO South Kerry Development Partnership), Anne Sweeney (Fexco), Breda O’Sullivan (SKSN) and Sheila Casey (SKSN). Photo: Michelle Crean

 

 

A new certificate in Revenue Management, developed by South Kerry Skillnet (SKS) in conjunction with the IT Tralee and the hotel industry has been launched this week.

The certificate course, aimed at organisations who wish to provide continuous support and professional development upskilling existing or potential reservations/revenue managers, requires those participating to attend at the IT Tralee for one day a week for a 12 week period as well as completing an online module.

It is also targeted atGeneral Managers and Deputy Managers as well as mem­bers of the sales team. Successful applicants will receive accreditation at a Level 7 special purpose award.

SKS Manager Aoife O’Reilly said thecourse has been developed as a response to requests from the hotel industry for a focused course on Revenue Management.

“There is a skills gap in this area which has been highlighted and coming from a hospitality background I was able to hold consultation days in order to ensure that the modules and course content were filling this skills gap,” Aoife said.

In support of this course, they are also including an Excel module which will appeal to anyone creating, reading or presenting reports.

“This programme also facilitates collaborations between enterprise, academic institutions and industry training providers to develop innovative new programmes that specifically address the future skills needs of businesses and emerging skills gaps within growth sectors, particularly the tourism sector here in Kerry,” Noel Spillane, CEO of South Kerry Development Partnership CLG, through which the SKS operates, said.

The course, which costs €625,commences on October 15. Closing date for applications is October 1. Cost isbeing heavily subsidised by SKS for this year given the normal course cost would be €1,240. For further information contact aoreilly@skdp.netor go to www.kerryskillnet.ie.

 

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