Students get a taste of success at hotel
Two senior pupils from Stonelaw High School are celebrating after graduating from an innovative hospitality skills programme.
Morgan Martin and Kyle McAllister joined Connor Rooney of St Mungo’s Academy in taking part in the Hotel & Hospitality Academy programme, run by Clyde Gateway in partnership with Marriott Hotels and SQA.
The teenagers were given 190 hours of work experience across all elements of the hotel, with each individual learning life skills and increasing their chances of employability. Previous programmes have seen the Marriott employ 18 school leavers at its Glasgow site.
Kyle, a fifth year pupil at Stonelaw, said: “The programme has given me some great hospitality skills and really built up my confidence and determination to do well. The Marriott team are brilliant to work with and I have met some fantastic people.”
Ann Marie Burns, of Clyde Gateway, said:“I’m delighted to see these hardworking young people successfully graduating from what is a fantastic initiative – just one of the many programmes we carry out with local schools in the Clyde Gateway area to prepare them for the world of work.”
Graduated Morgan Martin, left, and Kyle McAllister, right, from Stonelaw High School join Connor Rooney to learn all about the hospitality industry