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Free host training and national certification offered to locals
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As part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality of visitor experience delivered within the Great Bend community and along the national scenic byway corridor, training and certification as an interpretive host will be offered free of charge this month.
Classes will be held March 26-28 at the Front Door in Great Bend. Sessions will run from 6-10 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. This training is affiliated with the National Association of Interpretation. All participants successfully completing the class will receive national certification.
Sponsors note this training will benefit communities, businesses and attractions along the Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway. It is intended for anyone who interacts with visitors to Claflin, Ellinwood, Great Bend, Hoisington, Hudson and Stafford. Those who will benefit from this training include: businesses, individuals, anyone seeking advanced certification to help in their career or job search, staff and volunteers of organizations.
NAI certified hosts are valued employees and volunteers in zoos, aquariums, national forests, national parks, tourist attractions, hotels, restaurants, and destination marketing organizations throughout the United States and all over the world. The training and certification would cost participants almost $150 each if they had to pay.
To register for Certified Interpretive Host training or for more information, contact the Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau,, 620-792-2750.