SANDALS Resorts in Montego Bay, St James recently welcomed almost 100 students from the Mount Alvernia High School, Montego Bay High and Anchovy High in support of its ongoing Tourism in Schools programme - only one of a myriad of community outreach initiatives geared towards creating opportunities for learning and exposing students to the hospitality industry.
The programme provided for a visit to the flagship resort; Sandals Montego Bay as well as its sister property; Sandals Royal Caribbean where the students were not only informed of the plethora of job prospects in the hospitality industry but given an in depth tour of the resort led by the various heads of departments.
Here, they were enlightened about the operations of the resort's kitchen, bar, restaurants, spa and engineering department among others.
The students- most of whom were also members of the Tourism Action Club- expressed an interest in the hospitality industry. S
andals Royal Caribbean's Assistant Manager of Sales, Theressa Hemans conveyed that the resort expands far beyond guest services, hinging also on specialists such as public relations practitioners, nurses and environmentalists that are all necessary for the efficient functioning of the resort.
The Sandals Resorts said that it is committed to creating educational opportunities that encourage students of the need to reach their full potential.