Several large employers in the Punta Cana area have signed an agreement with the country’s leading vocational training center, the governmental Infotep, to improve the workforce’s skills in the eastern area of the country. The plan is to boost the productivity and competitiveness of the region’s tourism sector.
Rafael Santos Badía, general director of the National Institute for Technical-Professional Training (Infotep); Frank Rainieri, president of the Puntacana Group Foundation; Manuel Ernesto Veloz, president of the Association of Hotels and Tourism Projects of the East (Asoleste) and of the La Altagracia Tourism Cluster signed a five-year collaboration agreement.
The agreement will have a positive impact on the inhabitants of the Veron-Punta Cana Municipal Tourism District and its communities Juanillo, Punta Cana, Bavaro, Macao, Uvero Alto, Cabeza de Toro and La Ceiba.
The document states the agreement provides professional technical training and will help improve the administrative, operational, productive, commercial and quality management of the services provided by companies in the tourism sector. The agreement seeks to promote the vocational training programs at the “School of Hospitality, Gastronomy and Pastry of Higüey,” operated by Infotep.
New careers will be incorporated for the training of workers for the maintenance and operation of golf courses, caddies and golf assistants, landscaping, accounting, banking, cybersecurity and robotics, among others.
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13 April 2021