CONOCER certifies 60 AHMBB security agents in the Riviera Nayarit

  • Personnel from association hotels received Certificates of Occupational Competence within Standards EC0060 and EC0061 for “On-Site Surveillance of Goods and People.”

The Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) together with the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and its Safety Committee awarded 57 Certificates of Occupational Competence complying with Standard EC0060 and three certificates complying with Standard EC0061—both issued by CONOCER—to an equal number of hotel security agents who took the “On-Site Surveillance of Goods and People” course.

The number of certified hotel staff continues to increase in Riviera Nayarit hotels, particularly within the security sector, to strengthen and increase the quality of the destination’s service and tourist culture.

The certificate awards ceremony was held at the Hard Rock Vallarta hotel in Nuevo Vallarta and was led by Esteban Orosco, VP of the AHMBB and Coordinator of the Bahía de Banderas Safety Committee, together with Erick de la Teja Pastor, General Director of the EXCELA Certifying Organization, and Julio Barrera Zaragoza, General Director of SILA, Consultation, and Certification.

Representing the hotel union, Esteban Orosco celebrated the agents’ work: “You were the ones who put in all the effort. We know it’s not easy to work and study at the same time, but it’s all part of your growth. You don’t owe anything to anybody, you did it all on your own.”

Meanwhile, Erick de la Teja Pastor, General Director of the EXCELA Certifying Organization, added that the National Council for Standardization and Certification of Competency Standards (CONOCER) has awarded over 2 million certifications since its inception, with more than 150 thousand annual certifications. However, he pointed out that within the safety sector they have only awarded 350 certificates in all of Mexico; of those, 250 have been given to personnel from Riviera Nayarit hotels.

Erick de la Teja Pastor, General Director of the EXCELA Certifying Organization.

“You know what that means? That out of about 125 million Mexicans, you are proficient in security matters. This makes you special, but it’s also a big responsibility—what you put into your work day-to-day is what will make this document valuable. So please, honor this document with your honest, serious, and productive labor,” he said.  

Participating hotels in this evaluation and certification process are: Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta; Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit; Marival Group; Real del Mar; St. Regis Punta Mita Resort; Vallarta Gardens; Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita; Vidanta, Hoteles Riu, Iberostar Playa Mita, and Royal Decameron Complex.

The awarding of these certificates is part of the commitment the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) has with its member properties via its Safety and Human Resources committee in coordination with the Department of Member Services and Tourism Development Programs of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

The continual promotion of the Riviera Nayarit both on a national and international level has yielded excellent results, thanks to the efforts not only of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association, but also of the business sector and the communities that work in tandem to offer all our visitors a very pleasant stay. This is possible thanks to the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via the Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).

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