The tourism sector experienced staff shortages in the pre-pandemic period but now this problem has become even more acute.
The representatives of the hospitality industry acknowledge the difficulties in the sector. In response to the challenge, the government opened a professional college for personnel training, but still the number and level of qualifications of specialists does not correspond to the requirements.
The situation was aggravated by the consequences of the pandemic - hotels and restaurants were closed , employees were laid off, many of them found work in other sectors and are not going to return to tourism.
In October 2020, Deputy Minister of Education Tamar Kitiashvili announced the opening of an international college of tourism in one of the regions of Georgia in 2021, but it has not yet opened and it is unclear when it will be open.
Information and communications technology (ICT)specialty
in their fields of specialization
The term of study is 1 year, up to 30 people study at the college.
tourism has been one of the fastest and hardest hit sectors of the economy,