SHATEC, in partnership with the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA), will commence on October 3 the new Hotel Apprenticeship Diploma Programme (HA-DiP).
Offered under the WSQ Diploma in Hotel and Accommodation Services track, HA-DiP will expand to include at least 40 hotels that provide apprenticeship opportunities across the hospitality sector, in culinary arts as well as events management, by 2023.
Institution and hotel partners will collaborate to provide customised training, supported by structured industry mentorship to develop work-ready graduates who are deeply skilled through applied learning pedagogy. The programme will last 18 months with 50 per cent of curriculum time conducted via on-the-job training at the workplace.
In addition, there will be one-to-one career mentorship to provide strategic level support to trainees throughout the apprenticeship period.
“We design our training delivery in close partnership with SHA and hotel employers to ensure our graduates are equipped with the skills needed by the industry,” said Lim Boon Kwee, CEO of SHATEC.
“HA-DiP will provide an alternative pathway for jobseekers to upgrade themselves for accelerated career advancement opportunities in the hospitality industry while helping hotel employers meet manpower needs. We hope to attract a greater pool of local talents, help them access quality jobs in the hotel sector and ultimately retain them in this industry.”
The following 10 SHA-member hotels will be on board for the first run – Amara Hotel Singapore, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, InterContinental Singapore, JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, Novotel Singapore on Stevens, Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, Singapore, Raffles Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, and The St. Regis Singapore.