Peoples Academy for Tertiary and Higher Education (PATHE Academy) organized a public seminar on Hospitality and Tourism Management Education in Sri Lanka and Internationally.
Hospitality and Tourism both are emerging and fast growing sectors with a huge involvement of manpower. Human Resources is probably one of the most important issues related to every organization. In different parts of world, the discussions are ongoing for Human resources in Hospitality and Tourism Industry. It is been noticed that the supply of Human Resources is comparatively less than the demand in these industries; In this regard education will play a pivotal role. With this background, PATHE Academy had organized a seminar on Hospitality and Tourism Management Education in Sri Lanka and Internationally.
Travel & Tourism as one of the world's largest industries, supporting more than 256 million jobs worldwide and generating some 9.1% of global GDP. UNWTO's activities aimed at posting tourism higher in the global political and economic agenda. It is estimated that Sri Lanka would need approximately 600,000 skilled people to run the industry by 2016.
This seminar witnessed the presence of industrialist, academicians and students from Hospitality industry, from various universities and colleges. "The goal of this seminar was to make awareness about Hospitality Management Educational Programmes and Career opportunities locally and internationally".
The Seminar was presented by Ms. Sue Graham, Head of Operations & Compliance, Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) UK at the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management.
Mr. Anjana Senaratne the Manager Faculty of Management & Business Studies, Mohamed Shakeel, CTH Level 4 Diploma Student also addressed the gathering.
Dr. Sanjayadeve Munasinghe, The Chair person of the Group ( UN Consortium ) was also present among the distinguished guests.
Following were the main area’s presented:
About PATHE Academy
- Hospitality and Tourism Education in Sri Lanka, growth and development gearing up for industry related services.
- The Contribution of the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality and PATHE Academy towards the industry.
- Inspiring youth for careers in Hospitality and Tourism to meet the industry requirement by providing a Gold Standard Qualification.
- The Personality Requisites shaping youths for work force diversity in Hospitality and Tourism.
- Industry Interface in Hospitality and Tourism.
- Meeting International Requirements for Hospitality and Tourism Trade by Offering World Class Education.
PATHE Academy is a leading provider of CTH qualifications in Sri Lanka. PATHE, together with CTH, are committed to support the tourism industry by helping Sri Lankans to be educated and qualified in order to cater to the needs of this booming industry by delivering programmes with well qualified and experienced lecturer panels.
Over the last 12 years, the PATHE Management Faculty has produced hundreds of local and international students in various management disciplines and has produced the CTH world prize winner in 2009, through trusted and excellence of service.
This pathway has golden opportunities for even those who are not in tourism but in any other service oriented industry or other. A PATHE student will be able to complete the 1st year of study with Rs.180,000; the 2nd year with Rs.200,000 at a total cost of Rs.380,000 for the 1st two years where they will have access to a range of more that 50 universities and colleges internationally such as William Angliss, Griffith in Australia, HTMI Switzerland, UK, Malaysia, Singapore and the U.A.E.
PATHE offer programmes leading to Certificate, Diploma, Higher Diploma and HND level. The curriculum of the courses are according to the international standards ;are job oriented and focused to the needs of the next generation. Most programmes could be used as bridging platforms to pursue further education leading to Degrees on foreign shores i.e. USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Belarus, Switzerland, India, Malaysia and New Zealand.
PATHE acts as course provider for undergraduate and post graduate programmes offered by Universities and professional bodies worldwide.
Being a Centre officially approved by various awarding bodies and universities worldwide, the highest recognition obtained by the Hospitality & Tourism Industry, well qualified lectures and flexible class schedules, a Degree within 3 years, A/c lecture rooms, library with Wi-Fi internet, fully equipped computer lab, well recognized by foreign universities, free guidance for overseas studies and guaranteed internship abroad make’s PATHE the best choice for a student to Study at. What An opportunity to study Hospitality Management Locally and internationally in world recognized universities and colleges.
Closing date for applications will be the 23rd of August for 2013 and 2014 academic years.
For further details please contact our professionals @ PATHE Academy, 26, Duplication Road, Colombo 4, Telephone : 0773 171 300 or 01153 777 52 or visit our website : www.PATHEacademy.org
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