IHT Hotel School
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IHT Hotel School — Student focused, service driven
IHT Hotel School is registered by the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private Higher Education Institution offering tertiary education in the field of hospitality. At IHT Hotel School we educate and equip students with the skills that will enable them to become the leaders in tomorrow’s hospitality sector.
Knowing that a quality academic service is the key, a learning environment is created that encourages students to pursue intellectual and personal growth and which guarantees the currency, relevancy and integrity of the qualifications offered.
Our lecturing staff not only has excellent qualifications combined with lecturing experience, but all also have experience of working in the hospitality industry. They are therefore well equipped to update and enhance learning material in order for it stay relevant to and current to trends in the industry. Students receive individual attention if and when needed because at IHT students are not merely just a number, they are managers in the making.
A wide variety of interactive events binds the student and lecturing body together which forms the foundation of our uniqueness. Our Fun Days and Student Outings, together with our annual Student Dance and Fundraising Charitra Events are just some of the highlights on IHT’s calendar.
Your road to success starts here
IHT students are highly sought after in the hospitality industry. So much so that 90% of our students have one or more job offers for fulltime employment during their final work-integrated learning session or by graduation day!
Career options in hospitality are not limited to traditional hotel and restaurant businesses. Hospitality graduates are highly valued in service sectors such as tourism, luxury retail, marketing, finance and technology where customer loyalty depends on quality service and experience.
So wherever you want to take your career – IHT Hotel School is the place to get you started!
The international business landscape is constantly changing and fascinating career opportunities are now opening up because of the latest need arising for hospitality expertise in other industries and businesses.
A growing number of corporate businesses recognize the strategic importance of the “hospitality element” and are now turning to hospitality graduates for a particular combination of skills that is hard to find elsewhere!
Many hotels, travel and event sectors contact our campus regularly to look to recruit students each semester for internship and employment opportunities.
Hospitality is also one of the world’s fastest growing and most dynamic fields of employment with positive trend forecasts for the coming years. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the industry will account for 1 in 10 jobs on the planet by 2023.
At IHT we teach all aspects of traditional and contemporary management with a broad perspective that takes into account all the economic, human, and cultural issues involved. We will assist you to develop your professional and personal skills to their maximum, readying you to enter the corporate world or start your own business.
During your time at IHT, you will acquire essential business skills like communication, analysis, and entrepreneurship. You will nurture a hospitality mindset and perfect your soft skills such as attention to detail, self-improvement, determination, respect, and integrity. All of this will maximize your employability.
Feel free to contact us on 021 913 3005 or 076 128 9840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to make an appointment to visit us on campus — we’d be happy to welcome you!
Vision and Mission
The vision of IHT Hotel School is to be a major education and training provider in hospitality services that ensures access to lifelong learning opportunities for all who have a passion for the hospitality and tourism industries.
The mission of IHT Hotel School is to provide quality career education to students in a warm, friendly, and pleasant learning environment that enables them to become exemplary hospitality leaders. IHT will therefore always go the extra mile to meet and exceed the needs of our students to prepare them for the hospitality industry where the customer is always number one.
The core values of IHT Hotel School (Pty) Ltd are … I – H – T – H – S
- Integrity – to walk the talk by doing what we say and saying what we do
- Honesty — sincere and open to building a culture of consistency, integrity and trust
- Trustworthy – committed and continuously improving to fulfil and complete our mission
- Hospitality – supporting our students with warmth and kindness
- Sincere – supportive educators walking the extra mile.
IHT opened its doors for the first time in 1998 with a mere 7 students! When IHT Hotel School became a strategic partner of Regency, Institute of TAFE in South Australia in 2003, their Advanced Diploma in Hospitality was offered with 20 students enrolled.
Ever since our small beginning in 1998, we have not only grown in student numbers and infrastructure but have also ensured that the vocational education and training offered is recognised and quality assured in South Africa. With the input of our excellently qualified and experienced academic staff members, our learning programme was adapted and enhanced to meet the standards required by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education of South Africa. The learning programme was accredited by the HEQC in March 2008.
IHT Hotel School is further also registered as a Private Higher Education Institution by the Department of Higher Education and Training with the registration number 2008/HE07008.