Demand for English courses increase thanks to the new Tulum airport


Amidst the tourism boom experienced by the Tulum International Airport, the Institute for Work Training of the State of Quintana Roo (Icatqroo) has registered a significant increase in enrollment for its English courses from individuals seeking employment at the facility.

David Balam, head of the institute’s linkage area, mentioned that the upward trend is due to the growing demand for language skills by those looking to integrate into the region’s tourism activities.

“In the case of English, we have had a lot of demand due to the arrival of more people to work in these areas because of the increase in tourist demand that has been triggered by the international airport,” he said.

He indicated that they have had to adapt to this growing demand, even integrating an additional course to meet the community’s needs. “The tourism and economic opportunity generated by the Tulum International Airport has been significant. This has motivated more people to seek the necessary preparation to communicate with tourists,” he affirmed.

He detailed that initially, Icatqroo organized two monthly courses with groups of 20 to 25 people each, but given the growing demand, now three courses are taught per month, with groups that can contain up to 40 people.

He said that this response from the institute demonstrates its commitment to training professionals capable of meeting the needs of the constantly evolving tourism sector.

The interviewee also pointed out that this trend could intensify with the opening of the Maya Train station, a project that promises to further boost tourism in the region.

“It is essential to be prepared to take advantage of all the opportunities that this new infrastructure will bring. The ability to communicate in English will be an invaluable asset for those who wish to participate in this expanding industry,” he emphasized.

He noted that the increase in enrollment for English courses at Icatqroo reflects the dynamic transformation that the tourism industry in Quintana Roo is experiencing.

Finally, he insisted that in this scenario, linguistic training emerges as a crucial element for professional development and competitiveness in an increasingly globalized market.

Source: La Jornada Maya