BTA boss asks people to support creation of new tourism signature school
The head of the Bermuda Tourism Authority is encouraging people to “lean in” and share their expertise in helping to create a new signature learning programme.
Charles Jeffers II posted a message on the BTA’s social media pages asking those with the necessary expertise to join the Ministry of Education’s School Transformation Team that will begin designing the signature programme – Hospitality and Tourism – next month.
The course is due to be rolled out next September but the location of the signature school where it will be taught has yet to be determined.
Mr Jeffers wrote: “Given the Local Involvement pillar in the National Tourism Plan, where we explicitly state our desire for residents to see tourism as an attractive career and as an important part of the future of Bermuda’s growth through demonstrating how tourism can be a multifaceted career by, among other things, making it relevant to school-aged children, I encourage you all to lean in to support this opportunity being presented to us through our colleagues in education.”
The ministry is looking for input from industry partners in hospitality and tourism as well as educational services, another forthcoming signature learning programme.
The signature learning programmes aim to help students to “follow their passion, build on their talents and achieve their career and further education aspirations”.
They include modules on relevant academic subjects, practical skills training, individual and group projects focused on real world issues, internships and work placements, career guidance and accreditation.
Anyone interested in signing up to the School Transformation Team who has questions can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org