MoBay High girls get taste of tourism
AS part of their effort to enhance the island’s tourism industry and develop the Montego Bay community, the Ritz Carlton Rose Hall Hotel sent 10 students from the Montego Bay High School Tourism Action Club on a five-day internship programme to their Buck Head property in Atlanta.
The students who went on the trip were Kayon Barrett, Connie Chin, Lori-Ann Crew, Tanisha Hall, Kaysilyn Lawson, Samere Reid, Rochelle Samuel, Christine Sinclair, Lisa Thompson and Caroline Jarrett.
According to the hotel’s director of public and community relations, Verona Carter, the girls received training in all areas of the hotel’s operations- accounting, catering, food and beverage, engineering, public relations, and human resource management. She said they were also given the opportunity to hold discussions with managers at the hotel and were updated of some of the hotel’s future plans.
“At the Ritz Carlton, we are committed to identifying ways in which we can contribute to the community. And, with the Montego Bay High School celebrating its 65th anniversary, I could think of no better way to promote and enhance this wonderful institution that has made such a great contribution to Jamaica,” Carter told the Observer.
In the meantime, by the beginning of next year, the hotel is scheduled to conduct repair and improvement work on the Rose Hall craft market and begin a training programme for the employees.