San­dals Re­sorts Awards Schol­ar­ships for 2015

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The San­dals Cor­po­rate Univer­sity (SCU) in Saint Lu­cia has ap­proved al­most US$35,000 in schol­ar­ships to 55 de­serv­ing team mem­bers for the year 2015-2016.

The SCU, which was launched in March 2012, con­tin­ues on its man­date to pro­vide schol­ar­ships, train­ing, ed­u­ca­tion and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties to the over 13,000 em­ploy­ees at all San­dals, Beaches and Grand Pineap­ple re­sorts across the re­gion.

This most re­cent dis­burse­ment forms part of the com­pany’s un­remit­ting chal­lenge to its team mem­bers in Saint Lu­cia to em­ploy a “Change-In­cluded” mind­set, through pos­i­tively rein­vent­ing them­selves, their re­sorts, com­mu­ni­ties, in­dus­try and world.

Of the schol­ar­ships al­lot­ted, San­dals Grande Saint Lu­cian Spa and Beach Re­sort re­ceived 21 grants with Stacy La­mon­tagne from the Kitchen depart­ment be­ing awarded US$7000 for her pur­suit of a Bach­e­lor’s De­gree in Hos­pi­tal­ity Man­age­ment at Monroe Col­lege.

At San­dals Re­gency La Toc, one award was handed out, also to the tune of US$7,000 to Trevor King from the En­ter­tain­ment Depart­ment for his bid for an As­so­ciate De­gree in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion at the Aus­tralian In­sti­tute of Busi­ness.

The other 28 schol­ar­ships went to team mem­bers at San­dals Hal­cyon Beach Re­sort cov­er­ing a wide range of stud­ies at var­i­ous in­sti­tu­tions.

Re­gional Di­rec­tor for San­dals Re­sorts In­ter­na­tional Eastern Caribbean, An­dre Dhan­paul said the SCU con­tin­ues to be a model to em­u­late in the tourism in­dus­try in the Caribbean – serv­ing as a plat­form for em­ploy­ees at all lev­els to build on their prac­ti­cal skills with first-class ed­u­ca­tion.

“Ev­ery San­dals prop­erty is a cen­tre of ex­cel­lence and our team mem­bers are al­ways learn­ing. We un­der­stand that in or­der for us as a com­pany to grow, we must have a hu­man re­source cap­i­tal armed and ready to grow with us. And as the years go by we are see­ing an in­crease of in­ter­est from our team mem­bers to ex­pand their lev­els of cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and strive to un­der­stand not only their in­di­vid­ual func­tions but the over­all in­dus­try op­er­a­tion,” Dhan­paul said. Trevor King (right) ac­cepts his schol­ar­ship award from Michael James GM of San­dals La Toc.

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