|A LITTLE TEAM BUILDING... Students trying out one the events at the resort under the team building programme.|
|TESTING THE FACILITIES...Students assessing one of the outdoor facilities of the resort.|
KUCHING: SEGi College Sarawak is ensuring that its hospitality students have as much hands-on experience as they do academic knowledge so that graduates will be industry-ready when they graduate.
The initial phase was to have Hotel Management and Tourism Management students work in hotels and tourism-related enterprises as interns to chalk up working experience and to have a better understanding of the occupations that will be made available to them.
“We have taken steps to incorporate additional hands-on experience for our students,” said SEGi College Sarawak’s Faculty of Hospitality Senior Programme Coordinator Carleen Teo.
“For example, our hospitality students are now posted to different departments in hotels for practical training over a short duration of time such as house-keeping or in the food and beverage department.
“This will widen their scopes as they can see the practical aspects of the programme they are undertaking.”
Similarly, 32 students took a field trip to the Lundu Retreat Resort, over 100km from Kuching, to experience and assess the establishment as a viable tourism location as part of their programme two weeks ago.