Seychelles news update – Tourism Academy records 50 percent increase in demand for course places


Seychelles Tourism Academy Principal Flavien Joubert last weekend led over 140 students to the Seychelles International Conference Centre for their annual graduation ceremony, which was graced by the presence of President Michel and other government officials.

In his address Mr. Joubert confirmed the increasing trend of applications by young Seychellois to join the STA’s course programmes, and that for the next intake of students more than 50 percent more have applied for admission compared to past years.

This, it was mentioned to this correspondent, was the result of a vibrant hospitality sector across the archipelago and many more career opportunities for Seychellois citizens, compared to the past, leading to an increase in students seeking to acquire the skills needed to make a success out of such a career choice.

While recently in the Seychelles the daily newspapers were full of adverts to recruit primarily Seychellois citizens for a wide range of positions, in both new as well as existing resorts, showing even casual observers that the tourism sector across the islands is indeed booming and absorbing skilled individuals literally at an instant’s notice.

President Michel, who was accompanied by Vice President Faure and the Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourist Board, awarded prices to the outstanding performers of this year’s graduation ceremony including the annual ‘President’s Cup’, underscoring through his presence the importance he himself accords the sector, as after all he continues to oversee the tourism ministry directly to ensure the industry receives all the required attention it needs from the head of state directly to succeed and continue to grow.

Congrats to the graduates and all the best in their future careers.

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