US$4M hospitality school project sets new challenge for Carnegie
After 81 years of serving as the country’s principal training institution for women in the various disciplines in the field of home-making the Carnegie School of Home Economics (CSHE) is reinventing itself to make a more central contribution to the country’s hospitality and service sector and by extension to the country’s economy.
In a sense that process has already begun with the CSHE having collaborated with much of the local hospitality sector to train staff to meet the demands of the various companies. As the service sector has expanded the demands on the institution have increased. However, the resources allocated to the CSHE have never been adequate to meet these demands.
After several years of contemplating the future of the CSHE the Government of Guyana has allocated US$4 million for the creation of a local Hospitality Institute. It is, in a sense, the elevation of the CSHE to the higher purpose of serving as a trainer and standards setter across the entire service industry.