SCELL, The University of St. Martin’s School of Continuing Education & Life Long Learning will launch the AHLEI, American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institutes” certified” Hospitality Management Diploma in January of 2017. The University of St. Martin became a Global Academic Partner (GAP) Licensee, in November, 2015. There are currently 60 GAP schools & universities in official partnership with AHLEI. The University of St. Martin is one of only four GAP schools in the Caribbean. AHLEI’s Global Academic Partner (GAP) licensing program allows The University of St. Martin/SCELL to join an exclusive network of international hospitality schools and institutions.
The AHLEI Hospitality Management Diploma that will be administered under the auspices of SCELL in January, 2017 and will award students who successfully complete a sequence of 12 courses covering various aspects of Hospitality Management including: front office operations, housekeeping, leadership, food and beverage, marketing, accounting and security. Students who complete the diploma curriculum have a solid foundation in the management and operational knowledge needed in today’s hospitality industry. The cost of the diploma will be 3600 NAF including books.
SCELL’s Director, Dr. Gittens stated: We are very proud to offer the certified course to the St. Martin community and surrounding islands. This course will ensure that individuals interested in pursuing or who are currently in the hospitality industry receive the opportunity to successfully and competitively compete for managerial positions in St. Maarten and on surrounding islands. Often time’s organizations recruit managers from off islands, leaving professionals born and raised in the Caribbean with no opportunities to advance to managerial level positions. SCELL is determined to remove that obstacle and prepare local managerial candidates with the right educational tools & courses, professionalism and knowledge to apply, gain and achieve their goal of becoming a manger in fruitful, growing organizations on their motherland.
Mr. Ed Kastil, Vice President of Sales for the AHLEI, will be visiting the University of St. Martin/SCELL on Thursday, September 29, 2016 to officiate the launch of the Management Hospitality Certified Diploma and as the Keynote Speaker for the Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP®) Pinning Ceremony. In 2015, USM’s BTEC accredited Hospitality Program students’ completed CSGP certified training as a requirement of their degree program. The certification training was based on teaching hospitality students & professionals guest service concepts designed to motivate and inspire hospitality employees to “go the extra mile” when providing hospitality services. Globally, there are now nearly 31,000 individuals who are earned the CGSP® certification and USM BTEC students who passed the exam with high scores have joined those ranks. To celebrate USM’s BTEC students success and that of the USM’s certified BTEC program, students will be pinned with their CSGP symbol of achievement and receive their certificates at a pinning ceremony held on September 29th at USM @ 3:00pm.
An Open house for candidates interested in enrolling in the Management Hospitality Certified Diploma program will be held on: November 1, 2016 @ 7:00pm @ USM, Room 200. All interested parties must register with Ms. Reenis @ [email protected]/* */ or call SCELL office @ 543-3710 or 554.2437 in order to attend. Visit the SCELL @ http://scell.usmonline.onl/.
Source: Daily Herald
SCELL TAKES THE LEAD AND OFFERS CERTIFIED HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA