|New Brunswick, NJ—April 27, 1999 – Today children from Lord
Stirling Elementary School participated in Camp Hyatt Career day at the
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, an annual event which highlights job opportunities
within the travel and tourism industry. Including this year, more
than 10,000 fifth graders nationwide have participated in Camp Hyatt Career
Day since it began eight years ago.
Camp Hyatt Career Day was created to give kids a head start in a field
that currently provides over 15.5 million jobs within the United States,
and continues to grow each year. “By the time these fifth graders
enter the work force, the travel and tourism industry is expected to have
more than one million new jobs,” said Douglas G. Geoga, president of Hyatt
Hotel Corporations. According to the Travel Industry Association
of America, the travel and tourism industry is the nations’ third largest
Today the fifth graders of Lord Stirling elementary school “worked”
along side hotel employees in a variety of different jobs, including engineers,
kitchen staff, general manager, front desk clerk, housekeepers, bellmen
and room service attendant.
The students’ workday began with a general meeting conducted by Larry
Daniels, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick. “We
hope you are ready for a challenge today, because I have asked my staff
to do just that, challenge you!” said Daniels. After being fitted
in their appropriate uniforms, the students joined their Hyatt partner
to begin “working”. The chef’s for the day, along with Executive
Chef Anthony Perrotti, quickly got to work as they began to prepare the
students lunch which included milkshakes, pizza and cookies. Other
students began by greeting guests at the front desk and the engineers changed
light bulbs in the guestrooms.
The day ended with all the students eating the lunch that their fellow
students prepared. They also joined in a general meeting conducted
by the student general manager who asked, “Who likes the food?” and “Who
wants to work for the hotel?” both questions were answered with a unanimous
show of hands.