A world-class hospitality management institute initiated by the Government of Rwanda with support from a renowned Swiss hospitality and tourism school could finally begin operations in Rwanda this year.
Africa Tembelea has learnt that officials at the Workforce Development Authority (WDA) made the revelation shortly after they met members of the Rwandan senatorial Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Human Rights, and Petitions.
Renowned Swiss hospitality and tourism school, Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, has been working with WDA for the last eight years to set up the hotel management institute in Rwanda.
Works to build the institute’s premises at WDA’s headquarters in Remera are expected to be completed in the next two months and the school is likely to start training students by the end of 2019.
“It should start working as soon as possible because everything is in place for it to start operations,” John Bonds Bideri, the Chairperson of WDA’s Board of Directors is quoted to have said.
Adding that, “The institute will help already existing and new hotel brands in the country to get capable staff.”
Built at a tune of over Rwf4 billion, the hospitality management institute will be delivering diplomas in hospitality management, especially hotels management, and will serve as a college to train both working hotel operation professionals and aspiring hotel service workers and managers.
The equipment to be used by the students and their trainers is already available, Africa Tembelea has learnt.
Eight years ago, Les Roches International School of Hotel Management identified Rwanda as the appropriate location of a sister hospitality and tourism school on the African continent.
That’s how the idea of setting up the hospitality management institute in Rwanda in partnership with the government was born.
The Rwandan government intends to maintain the partnership with Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in its bid to make the Rwandan college a world class institute.