Boost for tourism training
THE OCEAN HOTELS GROUP has cemented itself as a leader in training and human resource development in the tourism and hospitality industry.
This was underscored with the recent accreditation of Ocean Two Resort, one of three hotels in the group, as an assessment centre for National and Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (NVQs and CVQs) in collaboration with the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET Council).
“We place great emphasis on employee development, and having an assessment centre in the Ocean Hotels Group makes us proud to be standard bearers, both locally and regionally,” said Patricia Dass, group general manager.
Other properties making up the Ocean Hotels Group are Sea Breeze Hotel and South Beach Hotel.
Last week, a ceremony was staged at Ocean Two Resort, in Dover, Christ Church, to recognise the establishment of the assessment centre offering Level 2 CVQs in customer service in the tourism industry.
Minister of Labour Senator Dr Esther Byer Suckoo, TVET Council chairman Dr Hensley Sobers and TVET Council executive director Henderson Eastmond were among those attending the ceremony.
Education and tourism executives said the programme was the first step before various other programmes for NVQs and CVQs were rolled out for employees of the Ocean Hotels Group to enhance their personal and professional skills.
Dass praised general manager Paul Collymore, special projects coordinator Jenise Hurley and training officer Megan Jordan for their work and commitment in working with the TVET Council to establish the centre and developing the curriculum.
Suckoo urged other businesses to follow the Ocean Hotels Group’s example. (PR/SC)