The International School of Hospitality Celebrates First Graduating Classes in Meeting Planning & Event Management

December 12, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Las Vegas, NV (PRLEAP) December 12, 2005 — The International School of Hospitality (TISOH), a subsidiary of Hospitality Experts Consortium, LLC, is pleased to announce the graduation of the inaugural classes in the Meeting Planning and the Event Management Certificate programs.

A Certificate Ceremony and Reception was held on December 6 at the Ballroom of the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas to honor the graduates and to commemorate the event. The honored guest speaker was Dr. Stuart Mann, Dean of the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dean Mann congratulated the graduates for taking the initiative to enroll in this rigorous program and encouraged them to continue on a path of lifelong learning. The graduates hold positions at companies including MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Palm Casino Resort and the N9ne Group.

“A Certificate from TISOH opens doors to graduates looking for careers or advancement opportunities in the hospitality industry. It is a clear demonstration of a candidate’s initiative, drive and interest,” said Patricia Norman, CMP, Academic Director of TISOH. “We are very proud of our graduates, who have shown great enthusiasm and dedication to their careers evidenced by their achievements in the certificate programs”.

Both the Meeting Planning and Event Management Certificate programs are 72 classroom hours in length with an internship as a required component. The programs share a core curriculum featuring modules in finance, food & beverage, legal, risk, marketing, vendor and career management. Additionally each program features detailed logistical management modules specific to each industry. All instructors possess advanced degrees and/or professional certifications. All have significant industry experience.

In 2006, both programs will be offered as classroom programs in Las Vegas as well as online for students located anywhere in the world. The first of three classroom programs commence on February 7, while online programs have start dates throughout the year.

The International School of Hospitality, licensed by the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education, is dedicated to training individuals for careers in hospitality-related industries. TISOH’s short, career specific courses are suitable for new entrants to the industry as well as for established veterans to hone their skills. In 2006, the School will present offerings in front desk management, housekeeping supervision, concierge services, beverage management, sommelier training, and others. With classes offered both online as well as in a hybrid classroom and online format, the School reaches students all over the world.

About Hospitality Experts Consortium, LLC:
Hospitality Experts Consortium, LLC (HEC) is a hospitality consultancy based in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. HEC is comprised of a unique group of university and industry professionals with years of managerial, teaching, researching and publishing experience. HEC provides national and international consulting, expert witness services and specialized educational programs.

Timothy M. Lam, Director, The International School of Hospitality Tel: (702)-505-GURU Fax: (702) 269-0296

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