Young Caymanians studying the
tourism industry will be in the spotlight next month.
The students will take part in the
Ministry of Tourism’s scholarship programme, established in 1996, which awards
full or partial scholarships to Caymanians pursuing a bachelor or master’s
degree in tourism or tourism-related subjects.
On 1 July the students will
participate in a professional development seminar, Attitude for Building
Success, followed by a networking reception with members of the local tourism
community, said Acting Director of Tourism Shomari Scott, who also participated
in a tourism scholarship programme.
“The programme represents the
government’s effort to facilitate more Caymanian involvement in the tourism
industry, particularly at the managerial level.
“The Ministry and Department of
Tourism are committed to the professional development of MOT Scholars and to
that end organises this annual networking event to introduce the scholars to
the stakeholders of the tourism industry and to provide an easier transition
from university to the Cayman Islands work environment,” he said.
Since the programme’s inception,
local students have been awarded scholarships in such disciplines as marketing,
public relations and communications, tourism and environmental management,
hotel management, travel tourism and hospitality, and the visual arts. Students
have studied at universities and colleges in the US, England and Canada.