Meeting needs of hospitality

  • Education
  • Sunday, 04 Dec 2016

(From left) Prof Noridah, Mohamed Zaini, Subhan, Penot, Rohaidah, Liscout and Lefrancois at the event.

CITY University is affiliated with Vatel - International Business School in Hotel & Tourism Management in a collaboration over Vatel Kuala Lumpur with the aim of meeting the growing needs of the hospitality and tourism industry globally and within the country.

The collaboration between City University with Vatel was sealed with a signing ceremony witnessed by Ambassador of France to Malaysia Christophe Penot.

At the same event, Vatel Kuala Lumpur also signed agreements with four internationally acclaimed hotel chains.

To date, Vatel - the First Worldwide Business School Group in Hospitality & Management with of over 35 years of experience – has 31 campuses over four continents. It has produced a large network of 30, 000 alumni called Vateliens.

Each campus provides identical content and quality in its curriculum, delivering the same academic programme, applying the same rules and sharing the same values.

The programme is structured is such a way that when a Vatelian graduates, they have both the academic and practical knowledge. In addition, they have three essential skills namely attendance, punctuality and grooming.

The programme’s curriculum is made up of theoretical knowledge, practical experience and job placements with four and five star international hotels.

The hands-on teaching staff train and equip a younger generation to think globally and showcase their capabilities. Vatel students are one of the most sought after graduates in the hospitality and tourism industry with 97% of Vatelians been hired within the first six months of their graduation.

“In Vatel Kuala Lumpur, potential Vatelians will be able to graduate from the three-year programme with a double degree namely a Bachelor of International Hotel Management from Vatel and a Bachelor of Hospitality Management from City University.

“Besides having the advantage of an internationally recognised education at a fraction of the cost, students are put in the very heart of real managerial situations with older students managing younger students,” said Vatel Kuala Lumpur advisor Sebastian Lefrancois in his speech.

Vatel Kuala Lumpur, he added, is also offering a study grant for eligible candidates to further promote interest in Hospitality Management.

Students at Vatel Kuala Lumpur are given the opportunity to spend their second year at any Vatel campus around the world. The ‘Marco Polo’ programme creates an opening for its students to experience a cross-cultural experience and discover a different country and a new culture while learning an additional foreign language during their studies.

Students are also required to pursue an international internship in order to expose themselves to other types of know-how, way of living and people-oriented skills.

“We are pleased to share that Vatel recently received the ‘Best Hospitality Management School’ award at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards held in November.

“Chosen from over 42 prestigious schools, Vatel Group and its 35 campuses throughout the world, is an acknowledgement from professionals in the international hospitality industry that Vatel is the best choice for those interested in pursuing a career in the hospitality industry,” said Vatel France director of international affairs Julien Liscouët.

Also present at the event were City University vice-chancellor Prof Dr Noridah Ibrahim and executive director Datin Rohaidah Shaari, Selia Group chairman of the board Datuk Mohamed Zaini Amran and chairman Tan Sri Subhan Jasmon.

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