Jobs and skills in tourism

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Description of tourism professions and trades

As a part of the cooperation with the World Bank and IFC to help the Ministry of Tourism enhance its HR skills, different actions were planned such as updating Jobs and Skills Repositories (REC), training trainers and managers of vocational training establishments, as well as designing and launching an information platform on employment and training. The department of tourism has contributed to and helped with overhauling and designing management tools, namely Jobs and Trades Directories (REM), and Jobs and Skills Repositories (REC), as well as the development of the aforementioned platform.  

Jobs and Trades Directories (REM) and Jobs and Skills Repositories (REC)

These management tools are an essential reference for companies, the training sector, and intermediation operators on the labor market in terms of human resources management.

They enable:

  • Companies to better identify, express, and meet their needs as regards qualified human resources
  •  The training sector to develop programs that are as close as possible to the needs of companies
  •  Intermediation operators to have bridging tools between labour supply and demand.
  • Training and employment seekers to have careers advice and get a better visibility of potential trades.

Jobs and Trades Directories (REM) aim at providing numerous potential users with a framework comprising structured information about jobs and trades.

 Its main purpose is to facilitate the understanding of the job market by describing professions and jobs in order to help the authorities responsible of the vocational training to better distinguish between trades, trade families, and training fields and courses.

Jobs and Skills Repository is a document that describes jobs activities, provides information about performance indicators of each job, and presents the prospects of career evolution, as well as the necessary skills to practice these professions.

The achievement vision 2020’s objectives requires an ongoing professionalization of tourism trades. Management tools (REM-REC) allow a better understanding of tourism trades, namely: 

Hotel industry: this professional family gathers all known jobs related to the reception and running of hotels (receptionists, executive housekeepers, housekeepers…)

Catering: comprises all the jobs related to cooking (cooks, dishwashers) waitressing (banquet headwaiters, waiters) and  bar services (barmen…)

Travel agencies and tourism transport:  comprises the jobs related to the designing and sale of holidays (tourism agents, ticket agents…) and the transportation of tourists (tourist drivers).

Travel services and tour guides:  it comprises entertainment in vacation villages (entertainers), SPA staff, (SPA agents…) local tour guides, couriers, and natural areas guides (mountains and desert).

Promotion and tourism information sector: comprises jobs such as tourism development managers, tourism promotion managers, hosts, etc.

Click on the following links tto view the full version of the tourism sector REM and REC

Engineering and training of the teaching and administrative personnel of establishments and central services:  

Training sessions were developed based on a thorough analysis of the Ministry’s existing vocational training mechanisms, including establishments and central services. These training sessions tackled pedagogical, technical, and administrative aspects:     





Pedagogical auditors

Managers from the department of training 

  • Missions , roles and activities performed by pedagoicalg auditors
  • Pedagogical and equipment organization guide  
  • Evaluating training programs

Managers of training establishments  

Training establishments Directors

  • Skills-based learning approach (APC) peculiarities  
  • Management Guide of vocational training establishments specialized in APC
  • Management principles related to the APC
  • The management process ( organizational structure, training management, trainees management, resources and programmes management)


Academic deans and / or Heads of works

  • Designing and implementing  a Skills-based learning approach training guide (APC)
  • Using Jobs and Trades Directories (REM) when developing training programs based on  the skills-based learning approach (APC)
  • Proposing pedagogical methods complying with the use of the skills-based learning approach ( teaching strategies)  
  • Pedagogical tools enabling trainees to put into practice the skills they acquired from the skills-based learning approach
  • Skills restitution from the skills-based learning approach training  
  • Alternating  theory/practice (working on a program’s specific case)
  • Proposing follow up methods during internships.  


Designing and launching an information system for the tourism job market   (LMIS)

The information system will be developed by designing a comprehensive, reliable, and credible information exchange platform that will help steer the sector through a training / job adequacy. 


This action aims mainly at improving young people employability and enabling different actors to make informed decisions via an easy access to information, analysis and prospection of new partnerships in the training and employment field.  

       1. Strategic Role

  • Orienting public policy in terms of employment
  • Defining the scope of competence
  • Optimizing the job market
  1. Informative role:
  • Performance indicators
  • Better knowledge of the job market
  • Skills and jobs directory
  • Publications
  1. Performance enhancer
  • Rapid decision making in the public and private sector
  • Consolidating and disseminating information