2019Students of the Carnegie School of Home Economics are expected to benefit significantly after several overseas companies have indicated their interest in providing jobs for qualified students. This statement was made by the Principal of CSHE, Myrna Lee, at the launching of the three new programmes on its curriculum – caring for the elderly, childcare management, and housekeeping. “Guyana will be experiencing first oil in the near future, CSHE has linked with new offshore partners who have indicated the interest in hiring qualified individuals [students] to serve their companies”, she stated. Lee, however, did not reveal the names of the companies but rather stated that they will be made public at a later time. Nevertheless, the newly launched programmes are intended to provide quality services in Guyana and will be offered as full-time and evening programmes to new students at the school of Home Economics. Representative of the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG), Mitra Ramkumar in his remarks said that some of these courses are highly underestimated and with Guyana’s booming development, the courses offered by CSHE has great potential to boost the country’s tourism sector. “As we emerge as an oil and gas economy, tourism is going to employ the vulnerable in our society…if we are to look at the value of a housekeeper in the hotel sector, we have a number of repeat guests that come to boutique hotels and lodges. If you ask what is the reason for repeating, it is because of housekeeping and the way they were treated”, he said. Meanwhile, Director, Council of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Floyd Scott explained that there is a lack of skills in the programme that is being offered by CSHE and noted that if the country is not fully prepared to provide quality services to tourists, Guyana will not benefit as a nation. Students of the newly added programmes at CSHE were advised to take full advantage of the programmes offered since they are expected to benefit tremendously as Guyana develops.