Oranjestad — Students of the Suriname College of Hospitality and Tourism (SCHT), are currently visiting Aruba on a field trip, as part of their curriculum for the Festival & Special Event Management, Part 2, course and the Event Risk Management & Safety course, both designed for second and third year students.
The courses, which are part of the Minor in Meetings & Special Events Management introduce the students into the events industry, and what better place to acquaint them with that segment of the market, than Aruba during its colorful Carnival season.
During their ten-day here group members will gain first-hand experience of the 60th Anniversary of Carnival in Aruba. Their main goal is to gain enough field experience so they could organize a similar festival in Suriname, a festival with the potential of becoming a major tourism product.
While here, besides attending both Carnival parades in St Nicholas and in Oranjestad the group also visited the Marriott Aruba Resort & Stellaris Casino, the Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa, the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino. Group members will also attend a presentation by the local Carnival organization S.A.C., in addition to a presentation by the Aruba Tourism Authority, ATA, discussing Aruba’s success as a major tourist destination.
SCHT is a privately-owned college, founded in 2002, aiming to meet the urgent need for skilled and qualified personnel and higher vocational education in hospitality and tourism management in Suriname. The institute, which was the first of its kind in that country, initiated an educational program especially designed for people wishing to make a career in the hospitality and tourism industry, thus creating new educational opportunities for the community.
The school offers a four-year Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Hospitality and Tourism Management accredited by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), an internationally recognized accreditation body.
Pictured here the group touring the Marriott Aruba Resort & Stellaris Casino