Students learn about tourism at career fair

John Gray High School students
learned about careers in tourism at the Cayman Island Tourism Association booth
during Career Week 2011, which was held on 22 to 24 February.

The tourism booth highlighted the mission,
vision, membership and work of the association.

Particular focus was given to the
projects that the tourism association is involved in, such as the Kittiwake
underwater attraction and the Taste of Cayman Food & Wine Festival.

“We wanted to show students what
CITA does for its membership and for the tourism industry as a whole,” said
Trina Savage-Christian, tourism’s executive director. “With that information,
students can give serious consideration to pursuing a rewarding career in
tourism.”

The event was organized into
industry segments with careers in tourism and the culinary arts being the
professional focus on 22 February.

Careers in business and finance
were highlighted on Wednesday, and government, health services, and media
careers promoted on Thursday.

Organizers of the career fair –
John Gray High School’s counselling department – sought to provide
opportunities to assist students in making wise career choices and reached out
to industry stakeholders to assist in students’ career education.

The association joined the
department of tourism, the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, restaurants at Camana
Bay, Digicel, and the school’s humanities department at Tuesday’s fair to
highlight the skills, education and attitudes needed for their career paths.

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