OMG Digital Magazine OMG Issue 333 29nd November 2018 - Page 44

OMG Digital Magazine | 333 | Thursday 29 November 2018 • PAGE 44 Tourism Youth Club Students inspired at 2nd Annual Youth Tourism Symposium SCARBOROUGH Tobago, Wednesday November 21, 2018: The Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation successfully hosted its 2nd Annual Youth in Tourism Symposium at the Scarborough Library. The event which targets students from Secondary Schools throughout the island is an innovative programme equipped with the responsibility of promoting youth leadership in tourism; investing in the island’s young people and promoting positive youth development. The event also had in attendance members from Police Youth Clubs and other organisations such as the Peters and Yoshabell Foundations. During her remarks, Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Transportation seized the opportunity to remind the audience that the Youth Tourism Symposium started one year ago and yielded a number of milestone achievements. She highlighted that Tourism Youth Clubs were established in Secondary Schools throughout Tobago and the executive members were inducted. Additionally, 2018 saw the emergence of Tobago’s first Junior Secretary of Tourism and participation at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation Youth Congress in the Bahamas. opportunities for young persons and entrepreneurs since visitors are seeking authentic experiences.. Ms. Rayshawn Pierre while delivering the Feature Address outlined the importance of the Tourism Sector and indicated that Tourism has a role for everyone. She stressed that Tourism and Culture are two industries which are interlinked and can provide many Youth Entrepreneur Ms. Sharde Titus who is the owner of Snaqqle Limited shared about her entrepreneurial experiences providing traditional sweets and other confectionary in the tourism sector. Other speakers included Mr. Jahmone Madden who shared his journey prior and during his current reign as Junior Secretary of Tourism. He outlined the many opportunities that were afforded to him as a result of participating in the Tourism Youth Club at his school and showcased his presentation to the packed audience on Virtual Reality. The students were also inspired by a cadre of entertainers which saw Gerard Balfour on the Steel Pan, Kleon McPherson, Spoken Word and Jaron Nurse, Gospel Artiste who all provided scintillating performances. The highlight of the day’s event was the judging of the Logo competition where Nathan McKenzie of Speyside High School was adjudged the winner. The logo designed by Mr. McKenzie will become the official logo for the Tourism Youth Clubs. The Tourism Youth Clubs displayed a high degree of humanitarianism when they presented Ms. Talcia Trim from the Yoshabell Foundation with a special hamper as part of their efforts to empower other young persons.