Take off on a new career in the hospitality and tourism industry.
The global tourism industry is dynamic and ever-changing. International tourism grew by almost five per cent in the first half of 2011, totaling a new record of 440 million travellers, and is becoming one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council projects that the potential labour shortage in the tourism services in Canada could reach to more than 228,000 full-year jobs by 2030. Establish your hospitality and tourism career in a number of diverse sectors including:
– tourist attractions
– hotels and accommodations
– tour operations
– food and beverage
– event planning
– destination marketing.
Humber Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management graduates work for local and international hotels, cruise lines, travel promotion agencies, event planning firms, restaurants, airlines, and various other businesses and agencies.
Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition
Students have the opportunity to earn the following professional accreditation, endorsement and recognition:
– Smart Serve Ontario Responsible Alcohol Beverage Service Training
– Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 and Level 2 certification from the International Wine Education Guild (IWEG).
Our Industry Partnerships
The School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism has more than 500 industry partners. This provides value to students with field trips, guest speaker presentations, and case studies, all valuable components of the Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management postgraduate program. Partners provide internships for students, fund capital projects such as labs and more than $60,000 in awards and scholarships, and also employ Humber graduates. These partners include: international hotel companies including Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Fairmont, Westin, Hyatt, Holiday Inn, Hilton, Marriott and other organizations such as Cara Operations Ltd., Compass Group, Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants, Expedia, Travelocity, Air Canada Vacations, Tourism Toronto and many more.
A key feature of the program is the work placement at the end of the second semester. This field placement provides you with the vital hands-on experience that is highly valued by employers. Gain valuable work experience needed to get a job while making industry contacts.
The placement process is competitive. Your work history will dictate the opportunity as employers require entry-level work experience. During an industry placement, you will receive hands-on experience, network with industry professionals while working under their experienced direction, and showcase skills and knowledge. Placements provide the opportunity for employers to evaluate students’ performance and assess their interest in hiring a student upon graduation.
Note: Semester one is common for both profiles.