KUALA LUMPUR: The YTL International College of Hotel Management’s booth looked just like the front desk of a hotel.
The students manning the booth were in full service industry costumes, from blazers, ties and vests to aprons and chef’s uniform.
The students are used to the dress code, as they wear uniforms to class daily. Each of them are given two sets of uniform upon registering.
“As a hospitality college which offers hotel management, culinary arts, event management and baking courses, YTL is very particular about grooming,” said recruitment counsellor Sunny Ho.
“Our students represent the YTL brand.
“They are introduced to our standards from their first semester and are even guaranteed jobs at YTL after graduating,” said Ho.
Colleges getting stellar graduates to join their payroll is a logical next step.
The students are happy to put their training to good use.
“The One Academy often offers its top students job placements at the university.
“I was a former graduate myself,” said Chuah Shih Shin, who has been lecturing at her former university for the past four years.
She was using Photoshop to digitally illustrate a picture at The One Academy’s booth.
Another student-turned-lecturer is Limkokwing University of Creative Technology alumna Sepideh Asgharzadeh.
The former fashion graduate from Iran now teaches violin and sound production.
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