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STA makes history

On the 3rd of August, 15 students graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management after following a three and a half year course at the Seychelles Tourism Academy. The ceremony, which took place at the former National Institute of Education, was the end product of hard work, dedication and perseverance.

The course, which is the first of its type introduced in the Seychelles, was launched in 2008 on a full-time basis at the Seychelles Tourism Academy. The academy has been working in close collaboration with the Shannon College, a recognized college of the National University of Ireland in order to gain exemption for its students and with the future view of accreditation of the course. The fifteen students will proceed to a final year at the Shannon College where they will study for a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management.

In the presence of the President of Seychelles; Mr. James Michel, Ministers, Director of Seychelles Tourism Board; Mr. Alain Ste.  Ange, The Principal of Seychelles Tourism Academy; Mr. Flavien Joubert, the Seychelles Tourism Academy Committee & Management team, representatives from hotels & travel agencies, representatives from Shannon, STA lecturers and STA support staff and parents, the 15 individuals proudly accepted their certificates and embraced the opportunity to move forward towards a well-deserved degree. Ms. Kate O’ Connell, the deputy director and registrar for the Shannon College, stressed on the good work that has been accomplished so far between STA and the Shannon College in respect of upgrading the programme. She congratulated the students for their exemplary success and welcomed them to the Shannon College. The highlights of the event were the reading of a heartfelt vote of thanks by one of the graduates and a final song entitled ‘I believe” performed by the graduates. Mr. Flavien Joubert extended a much deserved thanks to all his support staff and lecturers, who have not only make the three and a half years a success but who have ensured that the graduation day be a memorable one for all.

 

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