CTHRC Highlighted at UWI Conference on Tourism

CTO’S Director of Human Resource
Development, Bonita Morgan,
highlighted the objectives and
achievements of the Caribbean Tourism
Learning System, at a conference on
tourism organised by the University of
the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Jamaica.

Mrs. Morgan participated in a panel on
“Education and Training in Hospitality
and Tourism,” during the September
25-28 conference on “The Role of
Government in Tourism: Enhancing
Human and Economic Development.”

During her presentation, Mrs. Morgan
deliberated on the core areas of focus
of the Caribbean Tourism Human
Resource Council (CTHRC), among which
are, raising the level of professionalism
of tourism workers and improving the
level of service.

The Caribbean Tourism Learning
System, developed by CTHRC, is a
framework that facilitates a strategic
and coordinated human resource
development strategy for the tourism
sector.
Mrs. Morgan participated in a panel on
“Education and Training in Hospitality
Mrs. Morgan told the panel that CTHRC
had developed training manuals in
different languages for various levels of
the education system and had
introduced 500 teachers across the
region to the tourism manuals, through
workshops.
Other achievements, she added,
included an annual forum for tourism
educators and tourism human resource
specialists and a Tourism Internship
Exchange System (TIES), which expands
experiential learning opportunities for
students, workers, and educators.
CTHRC is also developing industry-endorsed
common core curricula for the
Associate Degree level
tourism/hospitality programme across
the region.
CTO’s Secretary General Jean co-chaired
the conference, part of the
September 22-28 Tourism Awareness
Week in Jamaica.
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