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Solomon Host graduates 50 technical students

The Solomon Hosts graduating students ended its event in delightful manner and programme for a group photo session inside flamingo dance floor Honiara Hotel

THE Solomon Host (SH) graduated 50 technical students under its three-month training courses, which ended in delightful manner on Wednesday.

As the country heads towards tourism development, the Solomon Host recently has included 50 human resources who are now experts in Tourism and Hospitality.

The Under Secretary for Ministry of Culture and Tourism Mr Moses Tepai in his keynote address encourages students, saying they are in the right industry.

He also highlighted ADB two weeks ago showed the green light that starts to increase the phase, momentum and determination for raising the sector.

“So you’re in a right industry, never leave it although it’s challenging to secure employment at moment, things are growing,” Mr Teipai said.

Mr Tepai encouraged them that although Tourism Ministry is not recruiting their office will always be open for technical support.

Group photo of officials attending the SH—s graduation ceremony on Wednesday

Chief Executive Officer for Solomon Host, Ms Joyce Konofilia, said throughout three-month course students had privilege in first-hand experience on tourism from its stakeholders such as Ministry of Tourism, SIVB and Heritage Park.

“I hope students added value to what they’ve learned, and apply them, your learning will not work unless you practice it,” CEO Konofilia said.

She hopes they can secure employment and that stakeholders can support students create their own small business.

Meanwhile, courses covered include; Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality, Quality Customer Services and Sales and Marketing.

Officials who attended the event are, Under Secretary Tourism Ministry Mr Moses Tepai, SIVB’S CEO Josefa Tuamoto, Director SINU Tourism and Hospitality Mr Charlie Panakere and Heritage Park Managing Director.