The Days of Jobs in Tourism event was held in Osijek on Wednesday, with the aim of ensuring better visibility of occupations in tourism and employment opportunities provided by the tourism sector.Last year, Croatia achieved historic tourism results, with 18,5 million arrivals (+13 percent) and 102 million overnight stays (+12 percent), and new investments in tourism have been announced for next year, and a daily growth of 10 percent is expected in arrivals and overnight stays. With excellent tourist results, there is a growing need for workers in tourism. This year, it is estimated that 15 to 20 thousand workers will be needed to work in the tourism sector during the tourist season, and the tourism sector has already started looking for new workers for the current tourist season. Thus, according to a survey by the Croatian Employment Service, which conducted a survey among 193.000 currently unemployed people, about 22.500 people expressed interest in working in the tourist season.Most tourism entrepreneurs point out the most valuable and best ones are in Slavonia, and in Osijek, as part of the Tourism Jobs Day, about 70 employers from the tourism sector presented their vacancies. Thus, supply and demand could be found in one place, and employers and the currently unemployed could get all the information about the conditions and way of working in tourism through a concrete connection.In 2017, the most sought-after workers in the provision of accommodation, food preparation and service are the data of the Croatian Employment Service, mainly waiters / waitresses, maids, cooks, salesmen, assistant cooks, cleaners kitchen workers / kitchen workers, assistant waiters / waitresses, receptionists. Thus, in Osijek at the Days of Poles in Tourism, the highest supply of jobs was for the professions of waiters, chefs, maids, support staff, but also animators in tourism, receptionists, sommelier, pizza master, gardener, and many others.As part of the Tourism Job Day, a competition was organized. “Be innovative – tourism offers you a job”With the aim of promoting occupations and education in tourism and hospitality for all high schools and universities with programs in the field of tourism and hospitality. The competition will be open from 15 to 29 January, and attractive prizes for study trips to the Basque Country, Austria and Croatia will be awarded at the fair in Split on 2 February. More information about the competition can be found on the website of the Ministry of Tourism.Job Days in Tourism are a joint project of the Ministry of Labor and Pension System, the Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian Employment Service, the Croatian Tourist Board, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, the Croatian Chamber of Crafts, the Croatian Employers ‘Association and the Hotel Employers’ Association.Apart from Osijek, the event will be held in January and February in Zagreb and Split.The first specialist fair intended for pupils and students of catering and tourism schools and higher education institutionsAs part of the promotion of catering and tourism occupations and tourism as an attractive sector that provides employment opportunities, the Ministry of Tourism announced the organization of the first specialist fairs for pupils and students of catering and tourism schools and higher education institutions.The goal of specialist fairs is, through interactive lectures and workshops of leading experts and employers in the field of tourism and hospitality, to provide additional exchange of knowledge and experiences and strengthen the connection of students with experts from the same sector.The first specialist fair will be held in Vukovar, on Thursday, January 18, 2018, starting at 9:45 am in the Hrvatski dom hall, 20 Josipa Jurja Strossmayera Street, Vukovar, and in Bjelovar on January 23, 2018.
The 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs lost to the Greensburg 44-4 Thursday night.Josie Meyer led the way with 2 points; followed by Sarah and Rachel Lamping with 1 point each.The Lady Bulldogs fall to 4-7 on the season and will be back in action Tuesday at home. Come out and support the Bulldogs!!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The 8th Grade Batesville Lady Bulldogs upped their seasonal record to 8 wins against 3 loses by defeating the Greensburg Lady Pirates last night 43-17.The Bulldogs used an aggressive man-to-man defense to produce a 20 point lead at halftime. After a slow third quarter the Bulldogs secured the victory with a fourth quarter defense that held the Lady Pirates to just 6 points. It was a great defensive effort by the entire team. Offensively the Lady Bulldogs were lead by Makayla Granger with 17 points. Other scorers for the Lady Bulldogs were Emma Weiler with 8, Ava Hanson added 6, Sophie Myers, Jadyn Harrington, Lizzy Nobbe, Lil Tinker and Timbrè Davies all scored 2.The Lady Pirates were lead by Lydia Basler, Sarah Stapp, Jenna Foster and Whitney Huber all scoring 4 points. Josie Nobbe added 3 points.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.
By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats took it on the chin at the UBC/O High School Girl’s Volleyball Tournament Saturday in Kelowna.The Cats finished in the bottom half of the 50-team tournament, dropping five of six matches in the process.“Not really sure what happened, but we just didn’t play well (compared to last weekend) and the only explanation that makes some sense is that we are a very young team (5 grade 10’s),” said coach Joe Moreira.“On a positive note we did play good teams –not great teams – and we did extend a few matches to three sets, but for the most part it was very difficult to recognize the team on the floor.”“Same uniforms as last week but very different play,” Moreira added.The Cats started the weekend getting swept in two games by South Kamloops. Next up, Correlieu from Quesnel. The same result, just in this match Mount Sentinel was able to take a game, losing 2-1.Princess Margaret of Penticton they defeated the Cats in straight games 2-0 before NorKam of Kelowna outlasted Mount Sentinel 2-1.“This was the crossover (game) and it kind of stung because we lost 16-14 in the third,” Moreira said.Vernon made it five straight losses for the Wildcats, beating the Kootenay squad 2-1. Moreira’s squad managed to finally win a match, dumping G.W. Graham of Chilliwack 2-0.“On another positive note, we are back in Kelowna at Best of West tournament (Friday),” Moreira explained.“This event is very much like the UBC-O tournament – lots of teams and some very strong teams. We clearly hope to be more competitive.”[email protected]
The two Balfour golfers played for 15 hours on the Balfour Golf Course to to raise awareness and funds for ALS, which is a rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease that can affect anyone at any time.The Balfour duo played from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and golfed a total of 360 holes.Combined, the golf professionals got 72 birdies and 6 eagles. The pair raised around $1,800 and are still accepting donations for the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS.”It was a great day,” Wilkinson said.Balfour Golf Course is one of 37 golf courses located across BC participating in the PGA of B.C. Golfathon for ALS. On the longest day of daylight of the year, Craig Wilkinson and Braden Chown gained a few blisters on their golfing hands.