Public invited to networking session for tourism jobs

The Cayman Islands Tourism Association and the National Workforce Development Agency will host a tourism networking session at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort on Friday, Aug. 14.

The theme of the event, from 1-5 p.m., is “Educate, Engage, Involve.”

According to organizers, it aims to educate the public on the wide range of occupations in the tourism industry and how to prepare for those careers.

“Tourism is a critically important industry to the Cayman economy,” Brian Holland, director of the National Workforce Development Agency, said in a press release. “NWDA is pleased to work with CITA to increase awareness of what tourism can offer Caymanians for a fulfilling career.”

A panel of industry professionals will speak and answer questions from the audience. Panelists will include tourism director Rosa Harris and 2015 Stingray Tourism Award recipients Sarah Hydes of the Grand Cayman Marriott and Joelle McCrae of the Cayman Turtle Farm.

Anyone interested in learning more about the tourism industry is invited to attend.

“We look forward to this opportunity to provide interested persons with valuable information to enhance their future growth,” tourism association president Ken Hydes said in the release. “We invite respective stakeholders to take full advantage of this forum as we partner with the NWDA to increase awareness in the community.”

For more information, contact the Cayman Islands Tourism Association at 949-8522 or the National Workforce Development Agency at 945-3114.