Three people have been awarded scholarships to the Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute (ABHTI) through the Antigua & Barbuda Hotels and Tourism Association (ABHTA).
The Top 3 applicants – Kacy St. John, Jaquasha Teague and Jessica Samuel – were all exceptional in their presentations to meet the 2021 scholarship requirements, a release says.
Both St. John and Teague will be pursuing Associate’s degrees in Tourism Management, while Samuel will pursue an Associate’s in Hospitality Management.
Patrice Simon, Executive Director of the ABHTA, says the Association is very pleased with the results of this year’s awards.
Simon says that “each winner brings with them the dynamism that we expect of hospitality professionals.”
She says she has no doubt the scholarship recipients will all be exceptional students of the ABHTI and, by extension, outstanding ambassadors for Antigua and Barbuda,” and she wished them every success in their studies.
During their two-year study, the scholarship recipients can expect to sharpen their knowledge of what constitutes quality customer care; management of human resources; and the importance of tourism planning and policy.
They will also be required to develop their soft skills, particularly teamwork skills, in an academic capacity.
Funding of the scholarship awards is made possible through the ABHTA’s Tourism Development Fund and the properties that contribute to the fund: Blue Waters Resort & Spa, Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Curtain Bluff, Jumby Bay Island and Hermitage Bay.