CIT University + Canadian & US HRM Educ Group = Training/Testing Agency for HRM Certifications
Cebu Institute of Technology – University (CIT) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Canadian Institute of Business and Technology (CIBT) Group, holding company for Sprott Shaw College, a Canadian educational institution with extensive expertise and focus on the global education sector. Sprott Shaw College is one of the largest and oldest private post-secondary institutions in western Canada with 12 campuses and global presence in 18 countries. Sprott Shaw’s group of colleges offers certificate, diploma, and degree programs in a wide variety of industries such as healthcare, tourism and hospitality, business, social development, and the trades.
The partnership aims to enhance and widen CIT University’s course offerings by introducing to Cebu City’s HRM professionals and practitioners, its own HRM and Tourism students, and those of other schools, internationally-recognized certifications in the fields of hospitality and tourism management from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI). Since its establishment in 1953, the AHLEI is the premier source for delivering quality hospitality education, training and professional certification that serves the needs of hospitality schools and industries worldwide. Professional Certifications are primary credentials required by international and premier hotels and restaurants for their professional and career staff requirements.
The newly-forged agreement would also ensure that the training and validation for HRM certifications would be affordable to Filipino HRM professionals, students, and would-be OFWs.
The partnership also offers CIT students the opportunity to experience paid co-op programs in Canada, where the student will get to complete a combination study and work experience with Canadian employers. The Sprott Shaw paid co-op programs are available for students wishing to pursue a career in hotel and restaurant management, tourism, or business. In addition, CIT students are offered opportunities to augment their earned diploma or degree with those of Canada.
CIT will be launching the CERTIFIED GUEST SERVICE PROFESSIONAL (CGSP), FRONT OFFICE OPERATIONS, MANAGING FOOD & BEVERAGE OPERATIONS, and GAMING SECURITY by May and June of this year, as its first few AHLEI Professional Certification courses offered with Sprott Shaw College. A string of Professional Certifications from the AHLEI is the ultimate distinction of professional excellence for the hospitality industry. AHLEI certifies and validates competencies, in conjunction with academia and industry experts for over 35 positions in the hospitality industry; designations from front-line to general manager, including the prestigious CHA – the Certified Hotel Administrator.