Frequently Asked Questions
What is CATT?
CATT is the Canadian Academy of Travel & Tourism, a program of the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) that introduces and promotes careers in tourism to high school students across Canada. Launched in 1995, CATT partners with hospitality, travel, and tourism companies to offer workplace training and educational programs to students across the country.
Who is involved with CATT?
In addition to the schools that participate in the program, over 300 hospitality, travel and tourism businesses support CATT at the local level by offering work and study opportunities, in-kind funds and other assistance.
Where does CATT operate?
The Canadian Academy of Travel & Tourism program is offered in secondary schools across Canada.
How does the CATT program work?
The Canadian Academy of Travel & Tourism functions within the existing Canadian secondary school system. Students enrolled in the program follow regular high school curriculum with a specialization in tourism. The three program levels (Level I, Level II, and Gold Level) involve students in Grades 10, 11 and 12. The CATT program emphasizes learning activities both inside and outside of the classroom. All CATT students gain direct experience in the tourism sector through placement with local businesses.
How can my school get involved?
Registration is available online for Level I and Level II programs. For Gold Level registration, apply by contacting CATT.