Amidst the bustling streets of Negombo exists the Australian College of Training in Hospitality (ACTH), an institute that has come to become a beacon of hope for all its students. Upon arriving at ACTH, we were greeted warmly by Mr. Peter R. Fernando himself, the founder of ACTH whose experience in the Hospitality industry not only qualified him to be the owner of the college but to take over the reins of teaching as well. The lectures are of course, paired with interesting videos, one-on-one time with the trainer, online games that would test your knowledge of the lesson and, finally a practical session that would polish your soft skills a much needed requirement in the Hospitality industry. It was by gaining an insight into the curriculum and, meeting the staff and, the students were we able to fully grasp what ACTH has to offer for anyone who is “aspiring to gain employment in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry” (Sunday Times Editor Kavishi)
Upon realizing that there is a need for skilled workers in the industry, ACTH has partnered with well-recognized institutions such as McGraw Hill USA, Institute of Hospitality (IOH) UK, Sri Lanka Tertiary Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) and, Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) to offer an internationally recognized UK qualification in Hospitality that is within the Australian Qualifications Framework and, is on par with the industry requirements. Most of the courses are for a duration of a month in which students learn how to employ their soft skills to fit the job at hand. The opportunities also include traineeships at leading brands in the industry. To put it in a nutshell, ACTH adds value to your resume by transforming potential into professional.
Author: Peter R Fernando