SEYCHELLES TOURISM ACADEMY VENTURES INTO AVIATION COURSES
The Seychelles Tourism Academy has earlier in the week signed a Memorandum of Understanding with national airline Air Seychelles in a move which will see training personnel from the airline help in teaching relevant course material at the STA in La Misere.
A regular contact from the academy confirmed that courses taught will include ground handling and customer service, making STA the first amongst AHSSA members at least to the knowledge of this correspondent to offer aviation related courses alongside the traditional hospitality and tourism focused education.
Present at the signing, carried out between STAs principal Flavien Joubert and the Air Seychelles CEO Cramer Ball, was also the CEO of the National Human Resource Development Council Ms. Margaret Pillay, the Vice Chancellor of UniSey, Ministry of Education representatives as well as key staff from STA and Air Seychelles.
The Seychelles Tourism Academy is undergoing a major redevelopment, spread over 3 phases, which will see new additional facilities and classrooms constructed, with phase one expected to be completed by March next year. The expansion and modernization of the academy forms a cornerstone of tourism development on the archipelago as more and more hands on vocational training but also tertiary training, in conjunction with the Shannon College in Dublin, is creating a human resource pool of well trained and skilled Seychellois, able to take up careers in the hospitality and tourism sector. Well done, and watch this space for more news as and when available.