Globally recognised Hospitality Management applications open
The Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management (CAHM) at the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) is opening its enrollment for the the first ever internationally recognised school for hospitality management in Sri Lanka. CAHM will collaborate with the prestigious William Angliss Institute of Australia, and is developing a 22,000 square foot, purpose-built training facility at SLIIT’s Malabe campus with an investment of over LKR 320 million.
William Angliss Institute is the number one institute for hospitality management in Australia and is a globally recognized leader in specialist training and education in tourism, hospitality and the culinary arts. CAHM will offer a complete education and training curricula specifically designed by William Angliss Institute. The programme will be delivered by lecturers from William Angliss Institute’s global training network as well as top lecturers based in Sri Lanka. These co-branded courses will include degree, diploma and certificate programmes and will give students a superior edge through the institute’s focus on high quality education, industry-based training, international affiliations and close links with industry.
William Angliss is the leading hospitality provider in the region and a globally recognized specialist, placing a key focus on industry-driven training. WAI boasts a graduate employment rate of over 95% across its international campuses. The Institute currently has four joint venture campuses in China, as well as programmes in Thailand and Malaysia. William Angliss has recently established a fully-fledged campus in Singapore and is the Singapore Government’s preferred training provider for Tourism education.
“There is a huge need for highly qualified, talented and trained hospitality industry staff to cater to the booming tourist industry in post-war Sri Lanka” explains Errol Weerasinghe, Chairman, Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management. “As more international hotel chains seek to expand to the region, the industry needs skilled and confident talent to compete in this fast-evolving, global industry. CAHM students will be enrolled in world class courses at a state-of-the-art facility in a campus environment, and this is a first for the country. We have closely collaborated with industry to address their needs, providing not just theoretical training, but real-world industry experiences, which means that CAHM students will be more employable than any of their peers.”
“SLIIT and CAHM are indeed pleased to contribute towards the growth of the hospitality industry through this collaboration with William Angliss” states Professor Lalith Gamage, President and CEO of SLIIT. “By leveraging SLIIT’s decade-long experience in providing excellent higher education, CAHM students will have access to all the facilities and resources of a full-scale higher education institution and all the benefits of a campus environment. Through this individual and mutual experience, we feel that students will be introduced to exciting career opportunities through William Angliss’ expert, comprehensive training for hospitality industry professionals. Our goal is to be the premier provider of hospitality and hotel industry training in Sri Lanka, serving both the local and international markets”.
Students will gain practical experience and professional development through globally recognized academic programs, with opportunities to continue learning at CAHM throughout their career. The institute will also provide pathways for students to benefit through internships, employment and scholarship opportunities both locally and globally. CAHM expects to continue its island-wide expansion, serving industry from coast-to-coast with world class hospitality industry education.
Opening for intake in January 2013, CAHM will co-locate on the premises of SLIIT’s Malabe campus and share the institute’s infrastructure and services. A 22,000 square foot five star facility will be developed in line with international standards, housing a multi-use training kitchen, a full-scale banqueting facility, training restaurant, model bedrooms, an IT training center and team rooms for students’ practical training, while classroom lectures will be predominantly conducted at the lecture halls of SLIIT’s Business School.
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About William Angliss Institute
William Angliss Institute is a dedicated training provider for the foods, tourism and hospitality industries, delivering a range of courses from four-year degrees, Australian Accredited Apprenticeships to short courses. 19,500 students enrol at William Angliss Institute each year, comprising of local and international students on campus and industry-based students. Enrolled at William Angliss Institute’s Melbourne campus are over 1,300 international students from around the world. An additional 1,200 students are enrolled offshore through four joint campuses in China.
As the Government endorsed Specialist Centre for Foods, Tourism and Hospitality in Australia, William Angliss Institute works with industry leaders to develop innovative training solutions that meets the needs of today’s industry, including membership and affiliation with a range of Australian and international industry and educational organisations.
In the future William Angliss Institute seeks to contribute to the advancement of the industries in which it works by developing highly skilled employees and encouraging innovation. Established in 1940, William Angliss Institute provides educational excellence to people with a passion.
About Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT)
The Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) is the largest IT degree awarding institute in Sri Lanka in the field of Information Technology, recognized by the University Grants Commission under the Universities Act. SLIIT was established in 1999 to educate and train IT professionals required for the fast growing IT industry in Sri Lanka. The institute has five educational centres located around the island, with the main campuses situated in Malabe and Colombo and three centres at Matara, Kandy and Jaffna, making academic resources available to a wider student population. The institute has a wide range of programmes for undergraduate degrees in Information Technology, Business Management and Electronic Engineering and postgraduate degrees in Information Technology and Business Management.
About Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management (CAHM)
The Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management (CAHM) is SLIIT’s new and exciting dedicated center for hospitality, culinary and tourism studies. As Sri Lanka’s largest private higher education provider, SLIIT is delighted to begin offering degree, diploma, certificate programmes and short courses at its purpose built, 22,000 square-foot training facility in Malabe.
CAHM is a joint venture between private investors and SLIIT and will be set up with an investment of over LKR 320 million. Leveraging SLIIT’s decade-long experience in providing excellent higher education, CAHM students will have access to all the facilities and resources of a full-scale higher education institution and all the benefits of a campus environment.
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