St. George’s, Grenada (February 3, 2012) – Thirty-three (33) students of the T.A. Marryshow Community College who completed their internship at the Crane Residential Resort in Barbados have received their results for the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) examinations. The students, who were sponsored by the Crane, secured 100% passes in their respective areas. Eighteen (18) students passed the Restaurant Server certification with an average of 88%. Nine (9) students passed the Front Office Representative with an average score of 92% and six (6) students passed the Maintenance Employee certification with an average grade of 91%. The AHLA is widely recognized as the leader in certification of hospitality professionals in all facets of the industry.
In reviewing the results, Mrs. Marlene Finlay, Dean of the School of Applied Arts and Technology (SAAT) stated, ‘We are indeed pleased with the performance of our students in the AHLA examinations. It clearly serves to validate the quality of education delivered by the T.A. Marryshow Community College.’
This marks the second year that TAMCC students were able to complete their internship at the Crane, and were afforded the opportunity to obtain AHLA certification. This year’s 100% pass rate was an improvement from the previous rate of 95%. Currently, fifteen (15) TAMCC alumni are fully employed by the Crane and another two are preparing to complete an additional one year internship within the United States through Internship International.