HOTEL SCHOOL GRADUATES MORE STUDENTS
91 students received their diplomas and certificates earlier this week when the ‘Ecole Hoteliere Sir Gaetan Duval’ graduated their latest batch of students, now ready to join or re-join the Mauritius hospitality industry. The minister for education and human resources was the guest of honour at the ceremony held by the hotel training institute, which in recent years has made a name for itself as a centre of vocational and professional training excellence.
Founded way back in 1971 as a collaborative effort between the United Nations Development Programme UNDP, the International Labour Organization ILO, the Mauritius government and the French government, the hotel school has since then produced thousands of graduates many of whom are now forming the backbone of the hospitality industry across the island. The minister was reported to have said in his speech that over 80.000 Mauritius citizens are directly and indirectly employed in the tourism industry, which was expected to grow during 2011 by over 10 percent and was a cornerstone of Mauritius economy.