STA Graduation -Vanessa Juliette clinches President’s Cup


Vanessa Juliette accepting her prize from Vice-President Faure

Vanessa was among 198 students who graduated from the institution yesterday, where all of them received two certificates -- one from the STA and another from City & Guilds.

The ceremony took place at the International Conference Centre in the presence of Vice-President Danny Faure, cabinet ministers, leader of the opposition in the national assembly David Pierre, and many high government officials. Also present were STA lecturers and parents of the graduates.

The students had completed their studies from various courses and levels that the STA offers. These included restaurant and bar services, food production, tourism and tour guiding, reception operations and services, wellness and spa, and accommodation operations and services.

The courses were at apprenticeship level certificate, apprenticeship level advanced certificate, and full-time advanced certificate.

Addressing the guests, STA principal Flavien Joubert said this year’s results for both local and international examinations have been excellent, with 95% overall success for international tourism diploma course, 100% success rate for front office, 100% for food and beverage at advanced level certificate, 89% rate for food production and culinary arts, 87% rate for accommodation operation and services, and 80% for wellness and spa advanced certificate.

“My message to you is be determined to work hard to prove that you can do the job efficiently, be passionate about your career, and whatever you do to work your way up the ladder at promoting everyday activities, be positive, maintain a good self esteem. Always be very presentable, and well groomed. Always provide services with a smile,” he said.

Various performances were showcased throughout the ceremony by the talented students who showed their skills in dance, song and other forms of entertainment for the delighted audience.

There were also awards for a number of other levels, such as for outstanding apprenticeship award, won by Elsia Renaud.

There were also prizes for the best overall students at each level, where Beryl Morgan won for restaurant and bar services, Elmina Savy for apprenticeship advanced certificate, Christelle Moise for full-time advanced certificate.

In food production, Bianca Pointe won at apprenticeship certificate, Garell Jean at apprenticeship advanced certificate, and Jamie Sanders at full-time advanced certificate. In the reception operations and services, Laura Germain won at full-time advanced certificate. In the tourism and tour guiding programme, it was Mariel Racombo who took home the prize at full-time advanced certificate.

Annie Julienne won the wellness and spa best overall award at full-time advanced certificate, and Jamila Agathine took home the top prize for accommodation operations and services at apprenticeship certificate.

Vanessa Juliette received her trophy from Vice-President Faure, after which she performed a song for the audience to end the ceremony.

Mr Joubert said that upon completion of the new STA, the institution will be able to operate with 1000 students, and a percentage will be kept for international students whose governments have expressed a desire for them to study in Seychelles.
“Such collaborative partnerships will also pave the way for more young Seychellois graduates and lecturers to have access and be exposed to overseas experience, thus helping us in our pursuit for excellence in services,” he said.

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