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Mombasa Tourism Career Day

GTTP-K strives to offer the best possible Tourism Career Day events experience for the tourism club members in the 56 public secondary schools across the 47 counties. We do this through careful planning and administration of the GTTP events and analysis of feedback from GTTP club members, teachers, academic institutions, government and stakeholders. The tourism career day events succeed in providing unique guidance to career choices and opportunities for the students.

On Saturday 13th August 2016, we held our 2nd career day event at the Kenya Bay Beach Hotel in Mombasa County. There were representatives from the industry including; the Kenya Wildlife service, Association of Hotel Keepers and Restaurants, Amadeus East Africa, Kenya Tourism Board and Tamarind restaurant, and secondary schools representing;  Barani and Star of The Sea High Schools.

 

The participants gained knowledge that will help them in their future decision making in terms of choosing careers. In addition, the Career day is a forum whereby students hone their communication skills through the presentations.

Facilitators

Speaker Representing Topic
Ms. Fiona Ngesa Kenya Tourism Board Responsible and sustainable tourism
Mr. Juan Torres Managing Director-Amadeus EA Technology in the Tourism sector
Mr. Raymond Chande Kenya Wildlife service The role KWS in the Tourism sector
MS. Prudence Kambe Tamarind Restaurants Marketing

 Findings

  • The students fully embrace the career day citing its major role of mentorship into careers in tourism.
  • Inquiries about tourism related training center’s show students understand the theme of the event and the desire to pursue the said careers.
  • Enquiries of academic qualification and entry points for careers in tourism, shows their emphasis on their studies as a springboard to their career choices.
  • Most are aware and understand the club as their passport to the world.
  • Students understand that you can be a professional working within the tourism industry hence not restricted to hospitality courses alone.
  • By enquiring how they can contribute to improve tourism, students demonstrate they seek to play a key role in the sector.
  • The club members feel it important to visit tourist attraction points within the locality on the career day.

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