This program by Cambrian College will help rebuild the hospitality workforce that was devastated by the pandemic
It is the first time since 2012 the program has been available at the main campus. With its re-introduction, Cambrian becomes the only college in Northern Ontario to offer the program.
“The hospitality sector has been especially hard-hit since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic,” explained Brian Lobban, dean of the schools of business and IT at Cambrian College. “This program will help rebuild the hospitality workforce that was devastated by the pandemic.”
Courses to be taught in the program include beverages and mixology; food and nutrition theory; rooms division theory; banquet and catering management; accounting; gaming and casinos; facility management; hospitality law and risk management; and marketing. Students will also be required to complete a mandatory placement in their final semester.
The Ontario government’s labour market outlook is predicting above average job prospects for the hotel and restaurant management sector.
“The re-introduction of hotel and restaurant management reflects our ongoing commitment to address the needs of the marketplace,” said Paula Gouveia, Cambrian’s VP of academic. “We want to support economic recovery in the hospitality sector by working with industry partners in our community and beyond to ensure they get the skilled workers they need now and in the future.
“We are constantly evaluating and adjusting our program offerings to reflect what industry needs and this is just the latest example.”