MAHTEC exports hospitality training programme to Laos

THE Malaysian Association of Hotels Training and Education Center (MAHTEC) will take its training and educational expertise to Vientiane, Laos.

In collaboration with the Lao Hotel & Restaurant Association and its training partner, V Serve, MAHTEC will offer the Bartender Management Certificate Programme to employees in the hospitality industry. The programme will begin in mid-December with a maximum of 25 students.

“This is the first time MAHTEC is offering its training abroad, and there are plans in 2013 to also offer diploma programmes in hospitality management to Lao Hotel & Restaurant Association and to other hotel associations within ASEAN,” said Reginald Pereira, CEO, MAHTEC.

He added that this was to upgrade the skills of the region’s hospitality industry and to help reduce the sector’s shortage of skilled workers.

Meanwhile, MAHTEC recently signed an MoU with NetAcademy in Kuala Lumpur to offer the Applied Bachelor of Hospitality Management Programme to industry employees in Malaysia who want to obtain an internationally recognised qualification from the University of Ballarat, Australia. NetAcademy is the university’s global e-learning partner.

It is MAHTEC’s first degree programme, commencing in March 2013 with approximately 25 students, said Pereira. It uses a blended learning methodology, combining face-to-face

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