Hotel & Gastronomy
Why professional hotel and gastronomy assistants are urgently needed in Myanmar
As any expert will tell you Myanmar is still only a tourist destination for insiders. It does however allow you to experience the real Asia. The Hotel trade, therefore, has a great poten-tial for expansion. There is no basic training in this field and only a short introductory course is given. The main aim is to find jobs abroad for those who have taken these short courses. They can though, only be employed as cheap labour and this is not a sustainable arrangement. Thus, CVT Myanmar offers a three-sided, all-round training scheme for the local Hotel trade. This professional, long-term education for hotel and gastronomy assistants aims at a sustainable solution for the individual employees as well as for the tourism sector of the country.
Theoretical Course at CVT
The apprentices attend courses at CVT once a week. Besides general subjects they learn about Kitchen, Service, Household and Reception duties to give the trainees a fundamental basic knowledge of the Hotel trade.
Practical courses at CVT
During two Practical Training Courses, each lasting two weeks, the most important theoretical information is put into practice and culminating in a final exam; the preparation of a menu.
“Earn while you learn”: Practical training at the company
Along with their practical training at CVT, the apprentices work for the rest of the week in a hotel where they can put their knowledge into practice. For their work during the week they receive payment which covers their living costs and is often a big financial help to the apprentices’ families.
Final exams and graduation
The final exams for the H&G students are taken in modules. At the end of the year the apprentices take oral and written exams covering the all the material.
The students are tested both on their specialized knowledge and, more importantly, how to apply this in a hotel context. Great importance is placed on the students being able to put what they have learnt into practice. Students are required to prove their practical knowledge in the kitchen and dining room services. The housekeeping and reception aspects are also tested by acting out short role-plays.
Experts from Switzerland
he SSTH Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality Ltd.in Chur was wholly responsible for the supervision of the system. The atDta Foundation in Rapperswil-Jona financed the courses.
The following experts were actively involved in the development of the programme both in Switzerland and in Myanmar:
- Beat Wicki, Chief Executive Officer
- Martin Jeffrey, Senior Consultant
- Simon Dankwa, Allround-expert and kitchen expert and PTC
- Urs Auchter, Allround-expert and kitchen expert and PTC
- Carla Candrian, Service-expert
- Lucas Baumann, Allround-expert and QVTC
“After the usual teething problems the H&G courses at the CVT have become so popular that already the first graduates were acknowledged and appreciated in the trade.”
Beat Wicki, Berater Hotel and Gastronomie
Teachers at CVT
Teaching the following subjects:
- Theory: accounting, economics, economical geography, business administration, information- and communication technology
- Practical Training courses
Head of Profession HG