Friday, June 22, 2012

School of Hospitality Offers Skills for Careers Across the Field

Are you looking to attend a School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culture in which all programs not only train you in your chosen field but also include a full range of business practices in marketing, human resources, finance and industry operations — as applied to the entire hospitality and tourism field? In addition do you feel like gaining work experience while attending A School of Hospitality will serve you well? If so, you may want to consider applying to a program at Centennial College’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culture. 

From accommodation, food and beverage and transportation to travel services, and recreation and entertainment — these five sectors of tourism are all taught at Centennial College’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culture. Specific undertakings offered in this School are: Hospitality and Tourism Administration; Event Management - Festival and Conference; Culture and Heritage Site Management; Hospitality Operations – Kitchen Management; Commercial Bakeries; Hospitality Management – Hotel and Resort; Hospitality Management – Restaurant and Catering; Hospitality Foundations; Hospitality Services; Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Management; Tourism Management – Cultural and Heritage Tourism; Tourism and Travel.

Helping students to achieve their credentials is the fact that the School of Hospitality is run out of Program Campus — a location that contains facilities used for practical, hands-on training. For example, students who are taking the Kitchen Management, Baking – Commercial Bakeries; Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Management or Restaurant and Catering are able to practice at the on-campus Horizon Restaurant where they can learn how to prepare freshly made food and serve to scheduling, make reservation recommendations and manage menus.
In addition to the restaurant, School of Hospitality students also practice their skills at the
Centennial Conference Centre. Comprised of eight meeting rooms, it offers uniformed students to plan events, paying attention to the smallest details and ensuring that every event is truly flawless. Students who are taking Festival and Conference, Hospitality Services and Hospitality and Tourism Administration would benefit from practicing in the conference centre.

The skills learned in the Centennial College’s Hospitality School programs are transferable anywhere in Canada. This means graduates are not limited with training geared towards one specific location but rather can work in Canada’s metropolitan cities or small towns. Programs offered at the School of Hospitality vary in prerequisites. It is recommended that students carefully note the requirements of their program of choice before applying.  

Upon graduation fro the School of Hospitality, students can rest assured that they will obtain meaningful careers. In fact, last year 19.6 million people took overnight trips to Canada and almost four million visited Toronto. The Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) anticipates that the food and beverage services sector will grow to employ 1.95-million people by 2015. In 2010, the accommodation, food and beverage sectors employed 1,086,000 people and generated revenues of almost $18.8-billion.

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