Five Interns from the National Skills Development Centre (NSDC) began a “on the job” skills training attachment with Coconut Bay Beach Resort and SPA on Monday, October 14, 2013.
These individuals all from communities in the south of the island will be attached to the hotel on an internship program for a period of one month.
During their attachment the interns will be engaged in work related to the following areas: Electrical installations, Air Condition Repairs, Woodwork and Electronics.
In commenting on the collaboration with the NDSC on the internship program, Coconut Bay Resort Human Resource Manager stated: “We are pleased that we can contribute towards nurturing these young persons and assist in building a sound foundation for their future as professionals in their various fields”.
“We are also proud that we now becoming the entity of choice as it relates to training/internship attachments”. “As an established major property we are always in need of skilled workmen and technicians, some of these persons may very well end up gaining employment in the future as part of our team”.
Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa provides internship experience for NSDC trainees approximately three times a year. The hotel also collaborates with Sir Arthur Lewis Community College Southern Division on similar internship programs.
In August of this year, the hotel partnered with the Laborie Community Outreach Group in facilitating a two (2) week internship attachment for ten (10) Secondary Students during the summer vacation. This attachment provided exposure in the areas of Customer Care and Hospitality training.
The Management of Coconut Bay Resort is happy to provide such opportunities for the youth of our nation in helping to build and shape their career paths. These engagements further strengthen our image as a property which is concerned with providing encouragement and support to our youth and advancing “public good”.