Our relationship with Shannon College of Hotel Management continues to grow and expand. We are always grateful to meet with the #MECPATHSClass in Shannon and to hear their direct experiences of working in industry. The passion and compassion each student at Shannon delivers in our engagement is much appreciated and the coordination by Orla Cullinane is superb.
We are very aware that as Child Trafficking continues to grow as a challenge, the industry leaders of tomorrow offer a unique opportunity to counter Trafficking across and within their industry. Wherever the students end up as leaders, they will bring their education with them. The diversity of home-country students adds much vibrancy to our workshops and diversity-benefit offered in Shannon is excellent.
With continued gratitude to all at Shannon and to our future relationship development, we look forward to building towards a safer future for all who may find themselves exploited and vulnerable.
“We in the hospitality industry and related education sector, therefore, have a huge responsibility in raising awareness around this issue. Training our staff on what warning signs they can be looking out for and how we can all take steps to help counteract this growing worldwide problem. MECPATHS are currently doing some incredible work on this front and have been running very effective workshops with all our first year students here in Shannon over the past year”. Dr. Phillip J Smyth, Head of College, Shannon College of Hotel Management.