Singapore’s Republic Polytechnic (RP) has announced MoU signings with 14 new industry partners and a revamp of one of its diploma programmes to support the hospitality sector’s transformation.
The initiatives were unveiled at the institution’s School of Hospitality (SOH) Industry Day last Friday, in line with the day’s theme of Ready Employers, Ready Employees.
New partners Frasers Hospitality, Eureka Technologies, DRx; photo credit: Republic Polytechnic School of Hospitality
The school’s Diploma in Wellness, Lifestyle and Spa Management will be renamed Diploma in Wellness and Hospitality Business, and updated with new modules to equip students with relevant skills and up-to-date knowledge on wellness industry trends.
SOH will also collaborate with its 14 new partners – spanning the hospitality, events, wellness and F&B sectors – on areas including the test-bedding of technologies and development of processes to enhance productivity, and providing RP students with more opportunities for skills training.
Dilmah Singapore will also provide a Dilmah School of Tea classroom and training room, and explore setting up a joint lab with RP.
The latest partnerships bring SOH’s total number of MoU partners to 41.
Examples of productivity-enhancement solutions that the school (under the Hospitality Solutions Centre) has rolled out include Singapore’s first hotel front-of-house Autonomous Guided Robot at M Social Singapore Hotel, known as Automated Room-service Associate, in collaboration with StarHub and robotic vendor, Savioke. The Millennium & Copthorne group now plans to deploy the solution across all its Singapore hotels.
At 30 Bencoolen Hotel, RP also launched the Smart Room and Integrated Solutions Ecosystem in collaboration with Eureka Technology, Saflok and Amadeus to resolve electrical defects before affecting the guest experience.