CDB Continues to Assist the Haitian Tourism Sector

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The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is facilitating the training of 13 service industry workers from Haiti in Barbados from April 15 to May 3, 2013, as part of the Bank's continued support to private sector development in Haiti. The participants in this training initiative are employees of six leading hotels in Haiti who will be trained in Food and Beverage Management, Front Desk Operations and Housekeeping at the Crane Residential Resort, which has over the last three years established itself as one of the Regional leaders in competency based training and internship in a hotel environment. This group training is being facilitated through CDB's Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services (CTCS) Network, in collaboration with Haiti Tourism Association (HTA) and follows the group training of nine Haitian nationals conducted in Barbados in 2012. It forms part of a series of CDB/CTCS training activities related to hospitality services in support of Haiti's Tourism Master Plan, which has been developed by the Government of Haiti as one of its new initiatives to stimulate economic growth and development in Haiti. The training activities are, therefore, intended to contribute to filling the void created by the number of qualified persons who have migrated from Haiti after the earthquake, and to complement the limited training provided in Haiti due to the absence of a well-established hotel trades training institution. CAPTION: Some of the previous recipients of hospitality training with Crane members of staff.

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