Hospitality students to practice in 5 star hotels

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As from the next scholastic year, Secondary school students studying SEC Hospitality will have the opportunity to carry out the practical tasks of the hospitality syllabus on hotel premises.
During the 2015-2016 scholastic year, hospitality and four other vocational subjects were introduced in secondary schools—both state and non-state—as elective subjects which students can opt to study between Forms 3 and 5. These subjects are accredited as SEC qualifications by the MATSEC Board, at par with all the other curricular subjects.
In the case of hospitality, Human Resource Managers of 5-star hotels have signed a partnership agreement with the Ministry for Education and Employment to support state and non-state secondary schools offering SEC Hospitality.
Minister for Education and Employment Evarist Bartolo stated “Such occasions enable learners to develop competencies that allow them to grow as individuals, shape and develop their own identity, become involved with the production/service industry, and experience the day-to-day challenges of the workplace.”
There are currently 11 state, 14 church, and 2 independent secondary schools offering SEC Hospitality, with a total of 728 students studying SEC Hospitality.

Ritratt: DOI – Clifton Fenech