04 Dec, 2009
CITREC has entered into a partnership agreement in the Philippines that will see Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) emerit qualification and certification delivered in a classroom setting.
In a ceremony held in Manila at the newly-opened Robert’s Hall CITREC President Ashwant Dwivedi and Magsaysay Chief Operating officer Marlon Rono signed the agreement. This agreement will allow Magsaysay in partnership with CITREC to offer Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) programs in a classroom setting.
Magsaysay Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Arts (MIHCA) is an affiliate of the Magsaysay Group of Companies, a prime mover in the shipping industry for sixty years. MIHCA offers globally competitive training programs for aspiring professionals in the fields of Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, Food and Beverage Service, Housekeeping, Barista, Flairtending and Bartending providing them endless opportunities to launch their careers in these dynamic industries.
CITREC CEO Mr. Dwivedi said that the partnership with Magsaysay will allow Filipino nationals to gain a Canadian Tourism and Hospitality related Occupational Knowledge Certificate in their home countries.
“These courses represent the broad spectrum of tourism careers available today. The standards are national guidelines that assist tourism professionals in acquiring the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to achieve excellence.
CITREC Provincial partner Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council (STEC) will be awarding Hospitality and Tourism certification to those students who have successfully completed and met the requirements of the emerit programs.
The ceremony was attended by officials of the Canadian embassy, tourism and hospital sector members from Philippines and the Chief Executive Officer of the Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council Ms Carol Lumb.