Stu­dents get a taste of suc­cess at ho­tel

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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

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