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Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) – Hospitality Management – Alberta, Canada
Alberta, Canada's hot economy has increased the demand in the hospitality sector for qualified supervisory staff. The rapid growth of the hospitality industry, traditionally centered on restaurants, hotels and cruise ships, now includes such sectors as eco- tourism, golf and country clubs, resorts and casinos. As society enters the era of healthier older consumers, upscale seniors facilities are also identified as potential employers of qualified hospitality supervisors.

“We are experiencing a phenomenal period of growth. The demand for trained workers in the service sector is high,” says Danny Crowell, Manager of Edmonton's Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. The hospitality industry provides many opportunities to experience an exciting career.

Tourism employs 10 per cent of the Canadian workforce, according to the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council, and is growing faster than any other industry in Canada. Supervisory and management positions have been difficult to fill.

NAIT has responded with the delivery of two new courses - the Hospitality Supervision Certificate program and the Hospitality Management Diploma program. The Hospitality Supervision Certificate program is a fast-track, 32-week program that prepares students for entry-level supervisory positions. The Hospitality Management Diploma expands upon the principles delivered in the certificate program, with a greater focus on business and management courses.

“Hospitality is one of the most exciting industries in the world,” says Conrad Lechelt, Program Manager for NAIT's School of Hospitality. “Workers have a diverse selection of career options and are positioned to access national and international markets. There are many tremendous opportunities out there.”

For further information about applying for admission this September, or in January, to either the Hospitality Supervision Certificate or Hospitality Management Diploma programs, please call NAIT's School of Hospitality at (780) 471-7655.

NAIT is one of the largest institutes of technology in Canada, with more than 15,200 full-time and apprenticeship students and 43,000 continuing education registrations. The Institute offers more than 190 programs leading to certificates, diplomas and applied degrees plus 1,520 continuing education courses. More than 2,400 staff work at NAIT. NAIT is Edmonton's 14th largest employer with an annual operating budget of $154.5 million, roughly equal to a city the size of Red Deer. The Institute contributes close to a quarter of a billion dollars a year to the Edmonton economy.

For further information, please contact:
Tanis, Mcleod, NAIT School of Hospitality, (780) 471-8687, tanism@nait.ab.ca
Conrad Lechelt, NAIT School of Hospitality, (780) 471-8679, conradl@nait.ab.ca

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