SEGi raising the bar on standards of Hotel and Tourism graduates
Students taking picture with the Assistant Director of Sales and Marketing, Jason Tie.
KUCHING: SEGi College Sarawak is raising the bar on management learning outcomes of its graduates by making its programmes more industry relevant and giving its students more hands-on experience through its industry partners.
Students undertaking Hotel Management and Tourism Management at SEGi were given the opportunity to gain more firsthand experience during the fieldtrip to one of the leading hotel in the heart of Kuching city, Grand Margherita Hotel .
The students, who are in their second year of the programme, were accompanied on tour by the Lecturer of Hotel Management, Ms. Nur Farihin Abd. Hadi Khan, and Assistant Director of Sales and Marketing, Jason Tie.
“The Hotel Management and Tourism Management programmes at SEGi offer students more than just academic knowledge,” said Farihin, adding that the experience tied well with the students’ learning requirements.
“This field trip can provide extra information relating to the real working environment which cannot be obtained during theory classes and it also provides them with the practical applications of what they have learned in class.”
SEGi is aspiring to make its Hotel Management and Tourism Management graduates the best candidates for the country’s hotel and tourism industries.
Tourism Malaysia had indicated that for the year 2010 the country had received more than 20 million visitors, placing Malaysia in a relatively strong position in the global tourism market, and ensuring Hospitality, Tourism and Travel Management industries remained as the core contributors to employment as well as adding a huge range of occupations in various organisations.
Commenting on the future employment of SEGi’s graduates from these programmes, Farihin said that the nation also expected to see an increase in the number of Malaysians travelling within the country, which will increase the number of jobs in the local tourism market.
During the trip, students not only toured the hotel and its vicinity but were also briefed by the hotel’s officers regarding to the operations of the hotel business.
SEGi’s Hotel Management and Tourism Management programmes are constantly upgraded to meet the growing demand for skilled and resourceful employees in the fast expanding tourism and hospitability industries.
For those who are interested to sign up to these programmes, the next intake is July 4th, 2011.