Commitment adding to host of facility upgrades spearheaded by philanthropic arm Sandals Foundation
NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Hospitality students at CC Sweeting Senior High School are set to learn from an internship on the newly reopened Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort and Offshore Island.
Speaking at a recent tour of the hospitality training facilities, Executive Chairman of Sandals Resorts International (SRI) and President of the Sandals Foundation Adam Stewart committed to providing students with work experience at the luxurious included resort to sharpen their skills and create a seamless transition from the classroom to the workforce.
“What’s happening here is kind of amazing. I’m comfortable to have students learn from and hone their skills by working with our world-class leaders and team members on the Sandals Royal Bahamian,” said Stewart.
CC Sweeting Senior High School is the primary of its kind in The Bahamas — piloting a highschool hospitality programme that caters to vulnerable students from a few of the country’s underserved communities
In the course of the Sandals Foundation-organized visit, which showcased the abilities of student cooks and servers, the manager chairman shared words of inspiration to the young men and girls present.
“One of the best university to go to is the one which makes you comfortable, and the perfect thing to do is the road of labor that makes you should stand up every morning and rejoice,” Stewart shared.
“Proceed to work hard, stay positive, stay focused and you’ll achieve your entire goals.
“I believe you might be doing just advantageous right here. You join Sandals whenever you’re done and we’ll take you to the moon and so far as you should go.”
Heidi Clarke, executive director at Sandals Foundation, impart words of recommendation to a CC Sweeting Senior High School hospitality student during a visit to the newly reopened Sandals Royal Bahamian resort in early 2022.
As tourism-driven economies world wide position themselves to capitalize on the industry’s rebound and unleashed pent-up travel demands, the Sandals Foundation is making significant investments into state-of-the-art hospitality training and education to position the subsequent generation of service providers to satisfy the needs.
In step with its 40 For 40 Initiative to make use of the facility of travel to implement 40 sustainable projects with the facility to remodel Caribbean communities, the philanthropic arm of SRI has continued to expand and strengthen the hospitality training programme at the highschool.
For the second yr running, the Sandals Foundation has provided funding for international certification through the premier American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) National Restaurant Certification program within the areas of Guests Services and Restaurant/Tourism Certification.
The support adds to the training kitchen and dining room upgrades with the availability of culinary training utensils, kitchen supplies, cooking and serving equipment, an electrical business washer and dryer and the servicing of a pre-existing industrial refrigerator.
100 and forty students aged 15 to 18 will profit from this yr’s program, with 20 enrolling within the international certification courses.
Within the 2020/2021 academic yr, the Sandals Foundation funded the participation of 20 students within the AHLEI international certification programme.
All 10 students who sat the Guest Service Gold Certification exam were successful, while nine of the remaining 10 students were successful within the Guest Service Tourism Certification exam.