Tourism and Maritime academies sign MoU |25 May 2023
The Seychelles Tourism department recently celebrated a significant milestone with the official signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) and the Seychelles Maritime Academy (SMA).
The MoU was signed by Terence Max, director of the STA, and Captain Prasanna Sedrick from SMA.
This MoU signifies the beginning of a promising partnership between the two academies, along with the inclusion of the Yacht Association.
The primary objective of this collaboration is to promote academic exchange and cooperation in human resources development and capacity building.
Together, they will focus on various areas, including establishing corporate partnerships, participating in joint events and presentations, and promoting careers in maritime tourism, boat and yacht charters, cruise ships, and related fields.
Moreover, this partnership entails mutual support and promotion of each other's institutions, as well as monitoring and providing training for students from both STA and SMA. The academies will work closely together on events of shared interest.
The signing of this MoU marks a significant milestone towards enhancing educational opportunities and strengthening the bond between the STA, SMA and the Yacht Association. They are dedicated to advancing the growth and development of the maritime and tourism sectors in Seychelles.
In their commitment to strengthening ties, both institutions aim to improve the standards of delivery in the tourism and maritime industry.
The SMA is determined to provide learners with adequate customer care and interpersonal skills, on-board catering, basic service skills, and basic housekeeping operations training.
Additionally, both academies have agreed to collaborate on training programmes that will benefit students of both STA and SMA.
The STA is determined to equip its learners with essential skills, primarily focusing on marine park species knowledge, coral reef fish, basic snorkelling techniques, artisanal, commercial, and traditional fishing, aquarium operations, and safety at sea.
Through this collaborative effort, the STA, SMA and the Yacht Association aim to foster excellence in the industry and ensure the continuous growth and development of the maritime and tourism sectors in Seychelles.