They say opportunity knocks only once, but Owen Brown has experienced an anomaly; the certified scuba instructor has twice received full scholarships from his employer, Sandals Montego Bay, to pursue tertiary studies.
The most recent award came through Sandals Corporate University (SCU) and resulted in completion of a Master of Science in Accounting. But years before the formalisation of the corporate university, Brown accessed funds to pursue an associate degree in business administration.
“That was way back in 2004, long before there was Sandals Corporate University,” he told the Jamaica Observer. “[Back then], they just posted these things on the notice board and anyone who wanted to get higher education could just apply.”
Brown, who has been with Sandals Montego Bay for the last 20 years, reminisced on the the thirst he had for higher education when he started at the hotel, and how he took calculated steps to benefit from the opportunities offered by the 5-star luxury-Included® chain.
Article from: Jamaica Observer