Seychelles eLearning course on sustainable tourism
The Seychelles Tourism Academy has achieved an unprecedented achievement by launching the online version of the Sustainable Tourism Course in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning through the Virtual University for Commonwealth Small States.
The launch of the eLearning course on sustainable tourism at the Seychelles Tourism Academy by the Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture, Alain St. Ange, and John Lesperance, education specialist at the Virtual University for Children Commonwealth States, has been described by the director of the Seychelles Tourism Academy as “a milestone for the Academy to join the Online Virtual University for Small Commonwealth States”.
The Seychelles Tourism Academy thanked the Commonwealth of Learning for engaging in this educational partnership with the Seychelles Tourism Academy by stating that sustainable tourism online confirms the importance of sustainable tourism for small states of the Commonwealth and emphasized the importance of sustainability in everyday life, especially for Academy students.
In the presence of the Director General of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt, and the Director General of the NHRDC, Ms. Margaret Pillay, Minister St. Ange said that “the launch of the eLearning course on sustainable tourism is a step forward for the Seychelles. Tourism Academy. The eLearning course put in place will achieve the goal of a better trained workforce of the Seychelles Tourism Academy. The country needs a better trained tourism industry workforce, and we are committed to ensuring that our Tourism Academy becomes and remains the professional support of the backbone of our economy. The partnership developed between the Seychelles Tourism Academy and the Commonwealth for learning is to be commended, and I personally appreciate the efforts of the Seychelles Tourism Academy to embark on these online courses with the Virtual University. for the small states of the Commonwealth, which I believe is leading the Academy in the right direction by offering the Sustainable Tourism eLearning course, ”said Minister St. Angel.
The Sustainable Tourism Course is part of the existing course for Seychelles Tourism Academy students in Tour Guiding and Management. After its online launch on the Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth of Nations, it will in the near future become a compulsory course for all students.
In his overview of the Virtual University for Small Commonwealth States, John Lesperance explained that the network initiated by and built on the support of ministers of education from the small developing states of the Commonwealth will provide support to the Academy of Seychelles tourism on how to deliver course and build capacity. The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth will also provide training to the Seychelles Tourism Academy on the use of learning management systems, and help host the Academy’s MOODLE server.
Seychelles is a founding member of the International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP).