IVETA Pledges Support for Tourism and Hospitality Institute in Yenagoa
In a bid to explore the power of stakeholder collaboration and partnership, which leads to dialogue, negotiation and consensus – building, Vice President of the International Vocational Education and Training Association, IVETA for East and West Africa regions, Mr Serumu Igberadja has indicated interest in providing institutional and pledges support to the Bayelsa State-owned International Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (IITH) Yenagoa.
This is contained in a congratulatory letter sent to the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Bayelsa State Governor on Tourism, Comrade Piriye Kiyaramo, popularly known and addressed as “Mr. Tourism”, dated September 3, 2021 and endorsed by the Vice President of IVETA for East and West Africa regions, Mr. Serums Igberadja.
The letter reads in part: “I write on behalf of the International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) East and West Africa to congratulate you on your well deserved appointment by the Bayelsa State Governor, His Excellency, Senator Douye Diri, as Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Tourism to the Bayelsa State Government.
“May I use this medium to assure you that the International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) East and West Africa will continue to work and support the International Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Yenagoa.
“As well, advise the Bayelsa State Government on improving the tourism industry for sustainable livelihood and development through your office as Senior Special Assistant on Tourism.”
It will be recalled that the International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA), was founded in Dec.1984, as an affiliate of Association for Career and Technical Education.
Its aims include: to foster and promote professional links among international vocational educators and trainers; serve as a forum for sharing vocational education and training problems and solutions worldwide; assist in further development of vocational education and training as an international enterprise, as well as facilitate worldwide dissemination of information in the field.
Effective partnerships are developed in tourism to ensure the attainment of high quality products. Tourism is labor intensive and has the potential to reach and benefit large numbers of people, thanks to its wide supply chain and strengthens rural communities. Rural tourism supports economic diversification and creates jobs for rural youth and ethnic minorities.