New training suite for hospitality students

  • Education
  • Sunday, 09 Jun 2019

(From left) Dr Lim, Shamala, Marshall, Cheng (partially hidden) and Magor at the launch of the new training suite.

IN conjunction with Hilton Malaysia’s 100th Anniversary, senior representatives from Hilton celebrated their milestone event by opening its new Hilton Training Suite for hospitality students at INTI International College Subang.

The launching ceremony cum birthday celebration welcomed Hilton Malaysia’s regional director of human resources Shamala Krishnan; Hilton Petaling Jaya general manager Charles Marshall and Double Tree by Hilton Malaysia general manager Stephen Magor who officiated at the launch of INTI’s training suite along with INTI International College Subang chief executive Dr Jane Lim and School of Hospitality dean Cheng Mun Kid.

Hilton regional general manager Jamie Mead said that the opening ceremony of INTI’s Hilton Training Suite was the perfect way to celebrate Hilton’s centenary occasion.

“The hospitality industry is one of the world’s fastest growing industries with predictions by the World Trade Organisation expecting it to triple by next year.

“Given the industry’s exponential growth, the industry will require many quality graduates in the future.

“This launching of the suite is a timely one as it acts as a platform that will help create well-prepared and holistic graduates, which we require in the industry,” said Mead.

On the newly refurbished facility, Cheng said the School of Hospitality aims to create a well-equipped learning environment that is ideal for INTI’s students to gain experiences reflective of top of the world standards.

A professional from the hospitality industry, Cheng stressed that gaining professional learning experiences have always been the standard that INTI adheres by.

“We have worked closely with Hilton to ensure that our training facilities align with Hilton’s standards.

“This is to ensure that our students are fully equipped with the five-star practical training experiences, knowledge and soft skills required to thrive in the workforce, which they learn even while still studying at INTI,” said Cheng.

The launching ceremony included the unveiling of the newly refurbished space while the team from Hilton were welcomed as the training suite’s first “guests”.

A cake-cutting ceremony was also held to commemorate Hilton’s 100 years of hospitality, along with a high tea which was carefully prepared by INTI’s own Culinary Arts students and chefs.

“Close collaborations with industry, whether through facilities or the many work experiences we offer students are vital in the hospitality industry.

“As professionals in a field that requires more hands-on training than most, today’s collaboration with Hilton serves to ensure our students gain the edge they need when entering this highly competitive industry.

“We are grateful for all the support we have received from Hilton, and to be a part of this important centenary milestone,” said Cheng.

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