Cambrian College relaunches its hospitality management program
Sensing the career opportunities in tourism in a post-lockdown world, Cambrian College is relaunching its hospitality management program in May.
First offered at the main Sudbury campus since 2012, the two-year diploma program becomes the only one of its kind offered by a college in Northern Ontario.
Confederation College in Thunder Bay closed its tourism, travel and eco-adventure program a year ago due to the pandemic.
“The hospitality industry has been particularly hard hit since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Brian Lobban, dean of business and computer science schools, said in a March 7 press release. “This program will help rebuild the hospitality workforce that has been devastated by the pandemic.”
Courses to be taught in the program include beverages and mixology, food and nutrition theory, room division theory, banquet and catering management, accounting, gaming and casinos , facilities management, hospitality law and risk management and marketing.
Students will be required to complete a mandatory internship in the tourism sector during their final semester.
The college said the province’s Labor Market Outlook 2021-25 projected “above-average employment prospects for the hotel and restaurant management sector.”
“The reintroduction of hotel and restaurant management reflects our continued commitment to meeting market needs,” said Dr. Paula Gouveia, University Vice President, Cambrian.
“We want to support economic recovery in the hospitality sector, working with industry partners in our community and beyond to ensure they get the skilled workers they need now and in the future. to come up. We are constantly evaluating and adjusting our program offerings to reflect industry needs and this is just the latest example.