MELBOURNE, Australia — Typsy, a global hospitality learning platform, has launched its new COVID Support Plan to help support the industry during the pandemic.
The plan offers unrestricted, free online access to Typsy platform and Netflix-style library of more than 650 hospitality video lessons. The COVID Support Plan will be available for individuals, businesses and schools until Sept. 30, 2020.
The support plan aims to help businesses stay engaged and connected with their workforce and enable members of the industry to freely develop their hospitality skills.
“The negative impacts on hospitality and tourism are devastating, however, a stronger community is building. People are rallying to provide initiatives that give the industry the best chance at a strong rebound in the future. Being able to offer free access to Typsy at this time allows us to support not only our existing customers, but we can also help many more people whose lives and businesses have been disrupted by the effects of COVID-19,” says Jonathan Plowright, CEO, Typsy. “Community has never been more important than it is now and providing online learning is a positive and accessible way to help people stay productive, connected and engaged with their employers and the hospitality industry. We all need to do what we can to ensure the industry comes through this.”
Typsy is backed by Swiss-based education group Ecole Hotelière Lausanne (EHL) and counts dozens of global groups, including Radisson, Delaware North, Wyndham and Hyatt, as clients.
Courses on the platform are led by world-class instructors and designed for hotel and restaurant chains, learning institutions, small businesses, as well as individuals looking to upskill and improve their resume and job opportunities. The course library features lessons in a variety of categories, including leadership, beverage, service, hotel and culinary. Endorsed certificates are earned for every course completed on Typsy. A new COVID-19 course is also available, which includes topics such as how to serve guests safely during take away service.
Because the current crisis is a uniquely stressful situation for hospitality staff and businesses, a Health and Wellbeing for Hospitality course will also be released later this month, covering topics such as the effects of stress, stress management, common myths about mental health and substance use in hospitality.