The Tipping Point (TTP) and the G & A Mamidakis Foundation joined forces recently on Crete to offer an educational program for students wishing to explore the potential of pursuing a career in tourism.
With the goal of empowering today’s youth in making their most critical once-in-a-lifetime decisions, TTP also engages in helping those students on Crete by preparing them for the workplace of tomorrow.
The latest initiative, “Connecting schools of Crete with the world of tourism”, brought together via conference hookups, tourism professionals and Cretan students of seven schools from the areas of Lasithi, Rethymno, and Chania. The main topics of discussion focused on the ways Cretan tradition connects with tourism, how hotels operate, defining fishing tourism and more.
Meanwhile, senior executives from bluegr Hotels & Resorts and of LoveGreece.com acted as a community of 31 mentors representing key sectors – including agriculture, entrepreneurship and folk art – and shared their experience with the students, answered questions and offered their expert opinions on the opportunities offered in the tourism sector.
According to the G & A Mamidakis Foundation, the students and teachers found the initiative significance since tourism is a key sector of the island’s economy. On Crete, many young people think of pursuing a career in tourism as a way of remaining on their beloved island rather than seeking careers on the mainland or abroad.
The G & A Mamidakis Foundation supports educational actions and training initiatives that promote Greece’s cultural wealth, link tourism with culture, protect the environment and support its human capital.
For those interested, more information about this Crete initiative can be found here.