It was confirmed during the week, that the University of Seychelles has signed partnership agreements with two leading Mauritius based hospitality groups, to provide for industrial training and work place experience for their hospitality management students presently studying for their Bachelor Degree.
Beachcomber Hotels, one of Mauritiuss top brand names in the resort business and The Shanti Maurice will provide training for the 17 students presently enrolled for the hospitality management degree course, which is offered in partnership between UniSey and the Seychelles Tourism Academy.
It was also learned that Constance Hotels, which operates top rated resorts on Mauritius and also on the two Seychelles islands of Mahe and Praslin, will be joining hands soon too as part of the groups commitment to promote the vocational and professional education and training of hospitality personnel.
First year students of the course will undergo a12 week training at participating resorts, with a further 8 weeks for year two students, while for final year students plans have also been revealed that they might be sent for attachment to France to acquire yet more skills before graduating.
The agreement was supported by the Seychelles Tourism Board, which oversees the functions of the Seychelles Tourism Academy, and where there is keen awareness of the need to constantly train and add skills to the indigenous Seychellois workforce, allowing them to build a life time career in the archipelagos tourism industry.