1,700 students join tourism and hotel management course

Published: 28/10/2008 05:00

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VietNamNet BridgeSchool of Hotel & Tourism HCMC, under the Saigontourist Holding Company, has launched a two-year training course for 1,700 students, of which 600 will major as tour guides, 600 in restaurant management and 500 in accommodation management.

Students in a cooking class at Saigon Travel-Tourism Training School - Photo: Courtesy of Saigontourist.

Apart from the two-year training course, the school continues to enroll students for short-term Chef, Hotel and Restaurant Management vocational classes and refresher courses. A course introduced in 2002 to teach students how to make traditional Vietnamese food as well as Western and Asian cuisine has increased to ten classes with 500 learners from the initial two classes with 100 students.

While Tourism and Hotel Management attract many young learners, the strategy of expanding education forms and cooperation with international training units has become a strong position of the school.

In International Relations, School of Hotel & Tourism HCMC is expanding by collaborating with international schools in China, Taiwan, New Zealand, the U.S. and Canada to offer courses at university and college levels in Tourism and Hotel Management. The trainees in cooperative courses at Canadian tourism schools will have the opportunity to work at the Winter Olympic Games 2010, taking place in British Columbia in Canada.

The fact that school’s certificates and degrees have been recognized by many countries in the world indicated that the training quality and qualifications of students at the school are up to standard, said Tran Van Hung, headmaster of the school. School statistics indicate that 90% students find good jobs after graduation.

Currently, Saigontourist is building a luxury hotel for students to practice and bolster their expertise in HCMC’s Tan Binh District. The facility will offer 60 rooms and other services that meet international-three-star-hotel standards.

(Source: SGT)

Update from: http://english.vietnamnet.vn//buys/2008/10/810828/

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