Empowering Youth to be the Best in the Industry

Taylor's University School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (TCHT) strives to deliver the best education experience to its students.  Its Dean, Mr Neethiahnanthan Ari Ragavan said that as educators, the School constantly asks themselves how they can provide the best for our students and ensure that they have the edge over other graduates in the industry.

“We strive to ensure that our students are equipped to stand out from the rest, are able to gain a head-start in their careers and provide them with the opportunity to work with the best when they graduate,” he said.

These questions are the driving force to the decisions that the School makes in relation to the kind of education they provide, which in turn has allowed TCHT to consistently be recognised for the quality of its education by various stakeholders from the education and hotel industry.  Taylor’s University is the first university in Malaysia to achieve the highest rating of Tier 6 for its international reputation for superior quality as well as teaching and learning excellence in the Hospitality and Tourism discipline in a rating exercise conducted by the Ministry of Education Malaysia.

One way TCHT stands out is through the industry standard facilities and the teaching and learning pedagogy, which allows their students to learn how to be the best in their profession of choice.

“Our approach to learning is student centric as we provide our students the opportunity to learn in an environment that is conducive and beneficial to them.  We also have set up innovative programmes like Student Employment Programme (STEP) and the Future General Manager Programme (GeM) for our students to gain real experience in the industry, enabling to be industry ready on graduation,” shared Neethiahnanthan.

TCHT is the only hospitality and culinary arts school in Malaysia to have strategic partnerships with the world’s top hotels like Hilton Worldwide, Starwood, Westin, Sheraton, Le Méridien, Mandarin Oriental and Shangri-La for internships and jobs.

Through efforts such as this and more, TCHT has carved a name for itself through the 27 years of its existence and has graduated over 10,000 students who have gone on to work in establishments across 80 countries worldwide.

TCHT has also set itself apart from the rest by initiating partnerships with members from the industry through its Industry Advisory Panel, which serves to ensure that the programmes offered are relevant to current industry practices and requirements.

Article supplied by Taylor’s University, Malaysia

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