Tourism proves popular choice at school career fair

| 03/03/2011

(CNS): The idea of working in the tourism industry was a popular option recently when John Gray High School Students attended their school careers fair. CITA officials said that students”flocked to its booth” to learn about careers in the industry last week. The Cayman Islands Tourism Association’s booth highlighted the mission, vision, membership and work of the association. Particular focus was given to the projects that CITA 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,” stated Trina Savage-Christian, CITA’s Executive Director. “With that information, students can give serious consideration to pursuing a rewarding career in tourism.”

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.

“CITA 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.

The three-day event held February 22 – 24, 2011 from 9am to 2pm daily was organized into industry segments, with careers in tourism and the culinary arts being the professional focus on Tuesday 22 February. Careers in business and finance were highlighted on Wednesday, and government, health services and media careers promoted on Thursday.

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