|Thursday, 15 January 2004|
Lanka Int'l Hotel School to link up with UK universities
The Lanka International Hotel School at Rajagiriya is planning to expand its courses through degree programs affiliated to top universities in England, Managing Director M.R.T. Johar said.
The School, which has trained over 3,000 students to date, intends to open new avenues for Sri Lankan students through its links with British universities, Johar said. This will enable Sri Lankan students to obtain internationally-recognised British qualifications without spending a massive sum to stay in the UK.
Many of the school's students have found lucrative jobs in hotels, airlines, catering establishments and shipping companies supermarkets in the Middle East, Europe and Sri Lanka itself. Its current courses are conducted in Sinhala and English. The school offers scholarships to deserving students, conducts English classes and provides free literature and facilities.
Weekend classes are conducted for school-leavers and housewives in international cookery, pastry and bakery and vegetable carving. Johar said the School has also introduced short-term customer care and trainers' programs for mature hoteliers.
"We do not concentrate only on textbooks and theory. We also focus on personality development, social norms, communications skills and leadership skills," Johar said.
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