Hilton exposes hotel industry to students

The British Colonial Hilton has taken part in "Careers@Hilton Week", the hotel chain's annual event showcasing the many hospitality industry opportunities available for young job seekers.

For the week of May 14, Hilton hotels and corporate offices around the globe hosted hundreds as part of Hilton's Open Doors commitment, which aims to impact at least one million young people by 2019 through connecting them to opportunities in the hospitality industry.

The Hilton is on track to reach this target, with nearly 800,000 young people impacted through global partnerships, the talent pipeline and local activities to-date.

As part of this, the British Colonial Hilton yesterday hosted an event for more than 800 students in grades four through nine. Children from New Providence schools gathered at the downtown Nassau resort to talk about their futures.

Hotel staff from each department were available to provide a detailed description of their roles within the hotel, and the importance of the hospitality industry.

Christal Stubbs-Grant, the British Colonial Hilton's director of human resources, said: "The reason why we chose students at such a young age was because they are very impressionable, and that is usually when you are able to make an even bigger impact on their futures."