The Marianas Tourism Education Council, MTEC, is gearing up for another year of student presentations at public and private schools on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota about the Northern Mariana Islands’ primary industry, tourism.
For the fourth consecutive year, MTEC will visit elementary, junior and senior high schools to keep students educated and engaged in the tourism industry. This year, MTEC will be joined by employees in the industry to share their experiences with the students about careers in tourism.
“Each year we present, we’ve seen a steady growth in students’ understanding about the industry, how it benefits them, and how they can help support it,” said MTEC chair Vicky Benavente. “At this stage, we want to fan the flames and get them thinking of working in the industry after graduation or higher education. These young people are our future servers, housekeepers, chefs, front desk clerks, engineers, and executives. We want to let them know what opportunities they can take advantage of when they enter the workforce.”
To further engage students and the general public, this month MTEC launched its Facebook page and invites members of the community to “like” Marianas Tourism Education Council.
In other news from the council, the 4th Annual Docomo Pacific Golf Classic on Aug. 31, 2013, will donate a portion of its proceeds to MTEC again this year. Also, the annual MTEC/MY WAVE (Marianas Youth Welcome All Students Enthusiastically) Tourism Summit is slated for Oct. 30, 2013.
Schools interested in availing of the MY WAVE Club start-up seed fund, financial support through MTEC-sanctioned events, or the Advisor Incentive Program may contact Marianas Visitors Authority Community Projects manager Martin Duenas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 663-3321 for more information. (MTEC)