Tourism grad encourages others to pursue entrepreneurship
Sherry Lazcano was born and raised in Peterborough, but had the travel bug. She took Fleming’s Travel and Tourism program (since renamed “Tourism – Global Travel“) and set off on an adventure, living and working in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. After meeting her husband, Humberto, she decided to return to her roots and start a business in Peterborough.
“You are in charge of your own future,” said Sherry, who co-owns and operates Adventure Divers with Humberto. “It is scary when you graduate and don’t have a job. Don’t let that hold you back. The world is moving towards entrepreneurship and you can make your own career.”
Sherry was representing Adventure Divers at the Explore Tourism and Hospitality Career Expo this week at Sutherland Campus. The Expo is a partnership between Regional Tourism Organization 8 and Fleming College to highlight the great career opportunities within the tourism and hospitality industry. Community partners, like Adventure Divers, had booths in the main foyer to speak with Fleming students, high school students, and guidance counsellors about their organization or business.
Although Sherry encourages entrepreneurship and being your own boss, she does recommend getting a post-secondary education first. “I encourage post-secondary education because it is the building block to starting your future,” said Sherry. “It gives you the door to get out in the world.”