Ex­cel­lence in hos­pi­tal­ity

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ES­TAB­LISHED in 1991, KDU Pe­nang Univer­sity Col­lege (KDU Pe­nang)’s School of Hos­pi­tal­ity and Culi­nary Arts (SHTCA) is recog­nised as the pioneer in the north­ern re­gion, as well as the first renowned hos­pi­tal­ity, tourism and culi­nary arts school in Pe­nang. Pro­vid­ing qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion to fu­ture hote­liers and chefs since the part­ner­ship of SHTCA with IMI In­ter­na­tional Man­age­ment In­sti­tute Switzer­land was es­tab­lished in 1997, KDU Pe­nang has be­come the first pri­vate univer­sity col­lege to of­fer Pe­nang her­itage tours, com­pe­ti­tions, ho­tel fa­mil­iari­sa­tion, hos­pi­tal­ity weeks and in­ter­na­tional days that en­liven the learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Strong in­dus­try link­ages mean stu­dents can choose from a wide net­work of top five-star es­tab­lish­ments lo­cally as well as in­ter­na­tion­ally, in­clud­ing path­ways from in­tern­ship to man­age­ment trainee­ship in global ho­tel groups. To fur­ther en­hance re­al­world learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, the school fea­tures RM6mil worth of learn­ing fa­cil­i­ties in equiv­a­lence to pro­fes­sional com­mer­cial kitchens, food and bev­er­age out­lets and ho­tels in the in­dus­try.

This is KDU Pe­nang’s com­mit­ment in en­sur­ing stu­dents are fa­mil­iar with the in­dus­try’s stan­dard tools and are equipped with prac­ti­cal knowl­edge and skills to re­main com­pet­i­tive and mar­ketable in the fu­ture.

For those in­ter­ested in pur­su­ing a path to­wards be­com­ing a highly em­ploy­able chef or hote­lier, these are the pro­grammes that SHTCA cur­rently of­fer:

Diploma in Ho­tel Man­age­ment:

This Work-based Learn­ing (WBL) Diploma in Ho­tel Man­age­ment has a com­pre­hen­sive in­dus­trial train­ing practicum where the stu­dents ap­ply what they learn in the class­room for six to 10 months in a paid in­tern­ship pro­gramme. A part­ner­ship with five-star rated Ho­tel Equa­to­rial Pe­nang en­sures that stu­dents learn on their job in the pro­gramme.

Diploma in In­ter­na­tional Ho­tel and Tourism Man­age­ment:

This pro­gramme of­fers stu­dents a choice of man­age­ment and prac­ti­cal as­pects of the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try. The train­ing mir­rors that of IMI Switzer­land’s meth­ods and cur­ricu­lum. The pro­gramme fo­cuses on cour­ses re­quired for the in­dus­try by nur­tur­ing pro­fes­sion­al­ism and char­ac­ter­is­tics that are es­sen­tial for suc­cess in the in­dus­try.

Diploma in Pro­fes­sional Chef Train­ing:

This diploma is spe­cially de­signed for those with an undy­ing pas­sion in cook­ing yet still want to be able to climb into the man­age­ment level. Not only will stu­dents dis­cover var­i­ous cook­ing tech­niques and tech­ni­cal sub­jects, they will also be ex­posed to su­per­vi­sory skills needed to suc­ceed upon grad­u­a­tion. This diploma pro­vides a path­way of ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties in ho­tels, re­sorts, food ser­vice es­tab­lish­ments, cruise lines and con­ven­tion cen­tres.

IMI 3+0 Bach­e­lor of Arts In­ter­na­tional Ho­tel and Tourism Man­age­ment:

This is de­signed for stu­dents to take on se­nior man­age­ment roles in the tourism and hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­tries. With a heavy em­pha­sis on the strate­gic busi­ness de­vel­op­ment of hos­pi­tal­ity and tourism or­gan­i­sa­tion, stu­dents are well trained to take on re­spon­si­bil­i­ties that will prove them to be in­valu­able to the in­dus­try. Upon suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of their dis­ser­ta­tion, stu­dents are given the op­por­tu­nity to con­tinue and com­plete honours de­gree.

A to­tal Swiss ex­pe­ri­ence:

Stu­dents can have a once-in-al­ife­time op­por­tu­nity in an allinclu­sive study trip to the IMI cam­pus, in scenic Lucerne, Switzer­land. TripAd­vi­sor.

■ For de­tails on KDU Pe­nang and its cour­ses, visit its cam­pus at 32, Jalan An­son or call 04-238 6368 to speak to its coun­sel­lors.

Stu­dents are equipped with real-world knowl­edge to re­main com­pet­i­tive in the fu­ture.

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