Hospitality Courses : Opening A World Of Opportunities

Hospitality is an industry that employs millions of people throughout the world, in various roles and capacities. The popularity of the hospitality industry has increased substantially over the last ten years, and continues to do so. The attractiveness is a direct result of initiatives that raise the profile of the hospitality industry as being a valuable career choice, in regard to both the remuneration levels and the potential to develop a forward moving career. As a result, the level of skills and knowledge required by those wishing to enter the industry is also increasing, with hospitality courses providing the perfect medium to equip future students with the management skills which are required to gain wilful employment within the industry.

As the hospitality industry continues to grow, there is a continual demand for training to enable individuals to develop deeper sets of knowledge surrounding specialised aspects of tourism and hospitality. Possessing this knowledge gives the potential employee a competitive advantage that allows them to seamlessly progress from the successful completion of a hospitality course to the securing of a rewarding position within the industry. Providing for future growth, hospitality courses provide individuals with the foundation to develop a lifelong, dynamic career armed with knowledge that employers require now and into the future.

Hospitality courses offered by reputable and experienced tertiary providers will allow you to be challenged and stimulated – enhancing your career prospects, skill-sets and overall knowledge within the industry.

Practical hands-on experience from a recognised hospitality training programme will provide reassurance to potential employers that you are capable of bringing a positive and immediate impact to their business operation. Hospitality courses provide an intensive, all encompassing approach to the learning process, providing an educational experience that will provide valuable returns in the form of better job placements and an accelerated career pathway.

Currently, there is high demand for hospitality staff in all areas throughout New Zealand. This is a direct result of the rise in the number of business openings within the industry. Statistics reveal that over 4,000 new hospitality businesses opened between 2001 and 2004 alone. With extensive tourism marketing budgets and the upcoming 2011 Rugby World Cup, this trend is only set to continue.

Upon completion of a hospitality course, students will have the competence and confidence required to propel them successfully into the commercial working environment. If you are looking towards the hospitality industry as a rewarding career, completing a recognised hospitality course means the battle is half won. Invest in your future today.


About The Author

Sue specialises in marketing the Waiariki Institute of Technology. As Marketing Manager, Sue has over twenty years experience in marketing from retail and shopping centre management to tourism and tertiary education. She has a wealth of knowledge in marketing these various industry sectors and in particular meeting the challenges of marketing tertiary education.

Sue is an accomplished businesswoman, leader and goal focused manager, who likes to seek challenges from a high achieving team. She is set on achieving continual improved performance of Waiariki, providing a platform for growth, innovation, strong business networks and relationships, and exceptional customer service.

She holds a Diploma in Management from Christchurch Polytechnic. She participated in the Auckland University and NZIM Business Schools Managerial Excellence programme and gained the Certificate in Practicing Management. She also has holds the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) Shopping Centre Management Diploma.

Sue is actively involved in her community, being a member of the Rotary Club of Rotorua Sunrise; representative of the ITPNZ Marketing Forum; member of the Rotorua/Taupo Industry Training Graduation; Rotorua Careers Committee; Association of Tertiary Education Management (ATEM) National Conference 2009 organising committee; and organising many of the sponsorships Waiariki is involved in.
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