Caribcert skills a must

The Cayman Islands Tourism Association has teamed up with the Ministry of Tourism’s Apprentice Training Program, to provide professional certification through Caribcert.

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Caribcert graduates at the graduation ceremony at the Westin Governors Ballroom. From left to right are: Graduate Edith Passley-Mattis, Kim Garrahan Pisano, CITA Events Coordinator and Caribcert Administrator, Graduate Princess Lloyd, Karie Bergstrom, CITA Board of Directors, Graduate Bethany Ebanks, and Trina Christian, CITA Executive Director. Photo: Submitted

Caribcert is a knowledge and skill development program that culminates in professional recognition for tourism workers in 50 occupations.

Edith Passley-Mattis, Beeko Smith, Desiree Ebanks, Kayleigh McCoy, Bethany Ebanks, Princess Lloyd, Velma Maitland, Strisand Bryan, Petagaye Dillion, Hyacinth Williams, Erica Eden, Herman Harris, Susan Solomon and Yvonne McLean recently achieved Caribcert certifications.

Apprentices are placed at various CITA member hotels and restaurants across the island where skilled professionals mentor them as they further develop their skills and competencies.

‘It is great to see existing associates in the hospitality industry have the opportunity to advance in their careers through this program’ said Dan Sydlowski, CITA Board Member and Co-Chairman of the Tourism Apprenticeship Training Advisory Council. ‘It is also encouraging and rewarding to get local students involved in hospitality.’

For more information about enrolling to become Caribcert certified, contact Kim Pisano 949-8522 or by email at [email protected]