Hanoi Tourism College upgrading training programs to meet demand of the labor market for the coming period.

From the beginning of 2016- 2017 Academic year, MSc Trinh Cao Khai, Rector of the College, requested that departments and faculties revise and improve training programs to meet demands in the labor market.

Formerly known as Tourist Hotel Worker School, Hanoi Tourism College was founded on July 24, 1972. It was the first national school to offer training in the hospitality and tourism industry. The College provides professional training in all areas of hospitality and tourism ranging from entry level positions through to management level positions.

The Colleges offer professional training and management knowledge in the following fields:

– Front office operations

– Hotel and restaurant business administration

– Food and beverage services

– Tour guiding and travel services

– Accounting

– Food preparation

At present, about 10,000 high school students apply to the College each year and an average of 5000 students graduate from the College each year.

After graduating from the College, they play effective roles in business activities related to the tourism industry in Vietnam. Many of former College students now work as junior, middle or senior managers in tourism.

Hanoi Tourism College has excellent working relations with many  international institutions and organizations such as : SHATEC (Singapore) ; HTTI (Thailand); Hunan University, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin Institute of Tourism, Quangxi Normal University (China); I-SHOU University (China-Taiwan) Tokushima University (Japan); LIEGE, Arthur Haulot Institute, Charlemagne College (Belgium); Budapest Business School (Hungary), Spott-Shaw community college – CIBT Education Group (Canada); City College of Plymouth (UK); and Nigra (US). The College is a member of the Executive Committee of Asia – Pacific

The College often works in closed cooperation with leading hotels and travel organizations in Vietnam. It provides students with an opportunity to apply what they have gained from their college studies to an actual business activity.

As a leading College in Hospitality and Tourism, Hanoi Tourism College understands that the rapid growth rates in the industry have a direct impact on human resource development in terms of demands for professionals, education facilities, specific skills and related training.

Therefore, the Rector of the College has requested that all faculties take the steps listed below to improve training programs:

– Determine the correct demand in the labor market sector for the upcoming period

– Determine what the demand will be for each training program in the College

– Identify the correct characteristics for the students.

– Revise and improve methods for training related to each subject.

– Revise and improve the curriculum and syllabus to make them suitable for the students and meet the demands of the sector labor force

As of the end of August 2017, all training programs for nearly 200 syllabuses have been revised and improved. New training programs will be implemented during the 2017- 2018 academic year.

New programs will ensure that students have sufficient professional skills and soft skills such as; communication skills, problem solving, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, maintaining professional and ethical standards, and leadership.

Author

MSc. Doan Thi Thanh Huyen

Lecturer, Hotel and Restaurant Management faculty

Hanoi Tourism College

Vietnam

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