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Shannon College of Hotel Management: MECPATHS announce Partnership

We are very proud to announce our partnership with Shannon College of Hotel Management. As a College of The National University of Ireland, Galway, Shannon continues to deliver professional, focused education to students from around the world at their College in Co. Clare. Founded in 1951, Shannon College has a history of intensive practical training, extensive business studies and international work placements and we are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to add value to their already well-rounded work.

“We are absolutely delighted to be a part of Ireland’s efforts to counter human trafficking through our recent collaboration with MECPATHS. Sex trafficking is an International crisis with many children among its victims. The hospitality sector is often used by traffickers to hide victims including children in temporary locations like hotels for the purpose of exploitation. 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. We have no hesitation in highly recommending this very professional and effective organisation and look forward to continuing our professional relationship with them over the coming years.” Shannon College of Hotel ManagementA College of NUI Galway, Shannon, Co. Clare.

MECPATHS, confirming the appreciation of the organisation for the opportunity to extend their educational outreach and for the opportunity to work alongside the future hotel and hospitality leaders of the future, have said “We look forward to growing our relationship and to supporting students to become more aware about their future roles in keeping children safe. Each person has a role to play, globally, and the students and staff of Shannon College of Hotel Management have been a great partner for us to work with. Their professional approach to all that they do is a pleasure to observe and their outlook on their own futures is extremely admirable. Thank you to all involved”.