Tourism HR Canada Presents Recognition Award to STEC Director Carol Lumb

JUNE 15, 2017 - Tourism HR Canada is pleased to announce that it has presented Carol Lumb, Director of the Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council (STEC), with its annual Leadership Award recognizing her contribution to advancing progressive HR practices in Canada’s tourism sector.

Born, raised and educated in Saskatchewan, Ms. Lumb has been a tireless champion of her home province, and has built an impressive legacy of service and commitment to the human resources component of the tourism industry. Ms. Lumb worked as Education and Training Director for the Tourism Industry Association of Saskatchewan prior to being named Director of STEC in 1990. That same year, STEC was a founding member of the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (now Tourism HR Canada), and Ms. Lumb has acted as Saskatchewan’s representative and advisor to the organization ever since.

During her tenure with STEC, she has worked closely with hundreds of employers, employees, and associations on ground-breaking work related to occupational standards and certification program development. She has encouraged and supported her own staff in seeking professional development opportunities and certification, and the STEC team has received numerous awards and is recognized nationally and internationally for achievement in the creation and delivery of tourism career training programs under her leadership.

Ms. Lumb is involved in education at the secondary and post-secondary level, and works closely with the Saskatchewan Regional College System, Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly SIAST) and the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission. She has been a guiding influence to the Canadian Academy of Travel and Tourism (CATT), a program that assists high school students in building a foundation for a career in tourism while completing their high school diploma. 

The award, recognizing Outstanding Contribution to Advancing Progressive HR Practices, was presented to Ms. Lumb at STEC’s Certification Dinner, an event that celebrates the achievements of Saskatchewan tourism professionals who have earned their Emerit Professional Certification.

“Carol has been an important part of Tourism HR Canada’s Board of Directors over the past two-and-a-half decades, and a tireless proponent of advancing human resource practices in the tourism sector throughout her career,” said Tourism HR Canada President Philip Mondor. “Her work has helped build and improve a successful, sustainable tourism industry that provides fulfilling, life-changing careers to countless tourism professionals in Saskatchewan and across Canada.” 

Congratulations to Carol Lumb on receiving this special recognition, and on a remarkable career as a true champion of Canadian tourism.


Photo: Tourism HR Canada President Philip Mondor and Carol Lumb after the Award Presentation