HTMI GRADUATION CEREMONY 2017
Bahrain Institute of Hospitality and Retail hosted the First Graduation Ceremony for its students for the qualification Swiss Diploma in International Hotel & Tourism Management to recognize and appreciate their commitment to excellence at the Crowne Plaza Convention Centre, Bahrain.
The 32 Bahraini graduates successfully completed 24 months of rigorous training in the hospitality sector conducted by BIHR through training in classrooms, simulated labs at BIHR campus and Internship. The event was attended by over 100 participants, distinguished guests, management and representatives from Tamkeen as well as top hospitality clients. All the graduates are employed at 4-star and 5-star Hotels in the Kingdom of Bahrain with 4 students pursuing their Bachelor in Hospitality in Switzerland.
This has been the result of a partnership between the Former Specific Council for Training in Hospitality which is now represented by Tamkeen, Hotel & Tourism Management Institute (HTMi) Switzerland and Bahrain Institute of Hospitality and Retail.
The Diploma was awarded by the top Hospitality School in Switzerland- Hotel & Tourism Management Institute (HTMi). The Swiss HTMi program offered at the Bahrain campus has a wonderful blend of the prestigious Swiss certification as well as BIHR’s ethos in imparting skills and qualities essential in the international hospitality industry.
Speaking on the event, Mr. Yousif Abdulla Ali- Executive Director, Tamkeen congratulated the students and encouraged them to pursue their passion for culinary and hospitality. The program helps young Bahrain Nationals in their decision to climb up the ladder in the hospitality sector. Mr. Hatim Dadabai, Managing Director BIHR, speaking at the occasion said, “We are very fortunate to have the endless support of Tamkeen in training our students. This is not only a joyous moment for all our graduates, but also for Tamkeen, our industry partners and the entire BIHR team.”
Charles Hains, Academic Director of HTMi Switzerland shared the vision HTMi has in grooming young students into taking professional career paths sharing inspirational examples which has boosted the morale of the students. Clients attended who have partnered with BIHR to absorb students as Interns were Bahrain Airport Services, The Westin, Ritz Carlton, Diplomat Radisson Blu, Four Seasons, ART Rotana, Downtown Rotana, Majestic Arjaan by Rotana, Crowne Plaza, S Hotel, Maya Chocolates, Al Areen, Swiss-Belhotel, Gulf Hotel, Ramada Bahrain, Al Bander Resorts, Movenpick, Sofitel among others.