Cruise Line Training

Gain the knowledge and skills for amazing entry-level positions within the tourism, hospitality and cruise line service industry with this free training opportunity. You'll learn about various departments, services and career options, both onboard and shore-side, how to provide exceptional service for guests. You'll also have the opportunity to take part in onboard job shadowing opportunities and develop cover letter and resume packages and application strategies. 

Note: this is a government-funded program, please see the admissions tab below for eligibility. 

 This program is currently not available to international applicants.
Where: Online, Port Alberni
Starts: March 25, 2019
Length: 10 weeks
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The cruise ship industry is growing at an astronomical rate and there’s an immediate need for new, skilled and trained crew members. This training gives students a unique and competitive edge over other job seekers and prepares them to work on onboard or shore-side for one of the many major cruise lines around the world.

Amanda Hathorn, Cruise Ship Employment Specialist Training & Development Manager & Course Instructor

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Program Requirements

  • CRL-010 Cruise Line Service Training

Admission Requirements

This is a fully funded program. All tuition and books are included for participants who meet the specific eligibility criteria below:
 
You may be eligible if you are:
  1. Unemployed or underemployed (part-time, seasonal or casual) and seeking training to obtain a new job in the community; or,
  2. Employed but at risk of losing a job and in need of training for a new job in the community

North Island College staff will work with you to answer your questions, help determine your eligibility, assist with forms, and complete the application process.

Space is limited. Apply now! 1-800-715-0914 ext. 8705 or email Leanne.Moore@nic.bc.ca.

Eligibility


All participants must meet the following basic eligibility criteria:

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Currently reside in British Columbia.
  • At the time of training, not be participating in another provincially or federally funded training program.
  • If you are in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits or Income Assistance (IA) benefits, you must obtain approval before starting training.

And belong to one of the following employment categories:

  1. Unemployed or underemployed (part-time, seasonal or casual) and seeking training to obtain a new job in the community; or,
  2. Employed but at risk of losing a job and in need of training for a new job in the community

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Before Classes Begin

Please call 1-800-715-0914 ext. 8705 or email Leanne.Moore@nic.bc.ca.

Program Highlights

Gain the knowledge and skills required to access amazing entry-level positions within the Cruise Line Service Industry, both onboard and shore-side. Learn about various departments, services and career options. Obtain the skills required to provide exceptional service to all guests. Meet industry professionals, marine recruitment specialists, and participate in onboard job shadowing opportunities and complete the program with an updated industry-specific cover letter and resume, as well as a personalized application strategy.  Get on your way to an exciting & adventurous career, where you get paid to travel the world. 

CONTENTS

  • Skills Assessment, Work Experience & Onboard Organizational Structure
  • Onboard Positions & Human Resources on a Ship
  • Cruise Routes & Destinations, Cruise Brands & Your Fit
  • Crew Training: Communication, Cooperation & Culture
  • Dealing with Conflict, Managing Change & Stress and Life at Sea
  • Working for a Cruise Line – Travel Documents, Joining Costs & Onboard Expectations
  • The Application – Preparation & Process
  • The Interview – Preparation & Audition Video Creation
  • Cruise Line Recruiters
  • 4-day Vancouver to Vancouver Alaskan Cruise (to be confirmed)

FORMAT

  • The program will be delivered online, facilitated through Blackboard Learn with scheduled mandatory classroom sessions to be held at the Port Alberni campus. Students should expect an average of 20 – 30 hrs/week course work.
  • Students are required to have a computer with Internet access and be proficient with using a computer without direct technical support.
  • The program contains an onboard job shadowing portion (details of travel to be provided) which will require students to have a valid Passport and be authorized to cross international borders.