The MDIS School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) prides itself on training today’s intern, for tomorrow’s professional. Partnering the University of Sunderland (UK) and the Southern Cross University (Australia), STH offers programme specialisations in tourism, hospitality and events management delivered by an experienced and qualified teaching faculty.
A firm believer in grooming leading professionals of the future through practicum, MDIS invested in a hospitality training centre – Tropical Breeze – to equip students with the professional knowledge and skills to work in the various industries. Occupying a floor area of 1,400sqf in campus, Tropical Breeze offers students the opportunity to learn and practice front office, service and hospitality operations with the latest Opera Fidelio Property Management System, well-equipped bar counter facilities and a mock-up guest room. Part of practical training happens at the institution-owned café, Brew & Bites, managed by the students.
Apart from a strong academic foundation, students are also required to complete a 6-month internship at leading hotels, resorts, and attractions locally or overseas, as part of the curriculum, to gain a real-world understanding of the complexities and demands in the hospitality sector. Over and above these, STH also organises regular industry visits to enrich students’ learning experiences.
Its academic rigor, strong practicum training and internship placements indubitably build extensive industry knowledge and critical professional competencies in positioning its graduates for long-term success.
Tropical Breeze – Hospitality Training Centre
The rapid increase in student population brought about more developments for the school. MDIS invested more than a quarter million dollars on a training centre to equip students with the professional knowledge and skills to work in the various industries.
The Hospitality Training Centre, Tropical Breeze, which occupies a floor area of 1,400 square feet at MDIS Campus, has three main practicum: front office service operation with Micros Fidelio Property Management System, food and beverage service operation with well-equipped bar counter facilities, and housekeeping service operation with a mock-up hotel guest room. In addition, the students also learn invaluable personal development skills that will give them a competitive edge over others by the time they graduate.
On 24 October 2007, Mr. Lim Swee Say, Minister in Prime Minister's Office and Secretary-General of National Trades Union Congress officiated at the launch of Tropical Breeze. In the presence of the media and industry partners, this marked a historic day for MDIS School of Tourism and Hospitality.
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Brew & Bites Café
Run by the MDIS School of Tourism and Hospitality, Brew & Bites Café offers a large selection of food and drinks ranging from handcrafted gourmet sandwiches and cakes to espressos, lattes and cappuccinos that are all brewed on the spot to perfection.