STUDENT VOICE Student Voice SPRING SUMMER 2017 - Page 47

Tourism Conference Tourism students hosted a ‘Next Steps’ tourism conference recently, raising the profile of the College as a provider of tourism education and training. The event was a fantastic opportunity for HND Tourism students to showcase tourism in Ayrshire, Scotland and beyond. Pupils from five Ayrshire secondary schools were invited to the conference at our Kilmarnock Campus, which provided information on Tourism as a first choice career for pupils after they leave school. Representatives from organisations like East Ayrshire Council, Stuart Travel, HRG, and the Scottish Maritime Museum provided support and information at the event. Sponsorship was provided by Costley and Costley, Buzzworks, Vanilla Joes and Blow and Glow. Guest speakers included the Scottish Tourism Alliance and Ace Adventures Carrick. “ The event was a fantastic opportunity to showcase tourism in Ayrshire. ” Tourism student Devlin McCloskey had a management role in the event. He said “the most rewarding aspect of organising the event was hearing delegates, guest speakers, industry partners and our lecturer Richard Canale give positive feedback about the success of the conference. It gave us all a sense of great pride in our achievements.”   THE STUDENT VOICE SPRING/SUMMER 2017 47