Welcome Skills to train locals to excel in global hospitality industry

- A Monitor Report 24 Oct, 2019 | 2366 Views|-+
Dhaka: Earnings provided by Bangladeshis working internationally play a key part in Bangladesh’s economic success. The training provided by Welcome Skills will enable more Bangladeshis to find rewarding work in the fast-growing global tourism and hospitality industries, building on the best Bengali traditions of warmth and hospitality.

Robert Chatterton Dickson, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh said this at the launch event of Welcome Skills held at the institution’s premise on October 23 in the capital.

Established in the UK in 2003, Welcome Skills is an international recognised educational institute specialising in hospitality management and culinary arts training. So far, they have trained over 6,000 learners and won many prestigious awards including The Catey Award in 2017 for Best in Education and Training.

Kulsum Hussain, CEO, Welcome Skills Ltd, Andrew Pennington, School Principal, Welcome Skills were present at the grand opening ceremony along with Gareth Phillips, Commercial Director of BIIAB, an awarding and end-point assessment organisation for work based learning providers, colleges and employers.

BIIAB has been working in partnership with Welcome Skills for over 20 years now providing ongoing advice, support and guidance, said Phillips.

“The opening of the institute’s campus in Dhaka will enhance the standard of skills training in the industry of Bangladesh,” said Kulsum Hussain.

The CEO further mentioned that Welcome Skills is going to open another site in Sylhet by the end of this year.

Andrew Pennington, School Principal of Dhaka and Sylhet also pointed out what makes Welcome Skills stand out from other hospitality training institutes.

“Our world class facilities, a highly experienced and qualified teaching team, UK accredited qualifications and local and international academic and industry pathways are what set us apart from others,” he concluded.

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