Big news! Herzing Winnipeg has a brand new Hospitality and Event Management program. If you want a career in the tourism, hospitality, or event management business, this training is the best way to get started.
But let's say you've never really considered this path before. What exactly can you expect to learn in this diploma program? And what specific job options will you have after graduation?
In this post, we're breaking it all down. Here are the top 5 things to know about the new Hospitality Management program—and where this training can take you.
1. On-Campus & Online Learning Options
Herzing's Hospitality and Event Management training is offered at the Winnipeg campus AND online, through Flex-Ed. You can choose the format that works best for you.
Either way, it takes 12 months to complete the program. Both options include an 8-week internship to make sure you get real work experience before graduating.
If you go with the online version, you will still have access to our career development services. The career team will place you for your internship, and help you with the job search process as you near graduation.
And if you study online, but live near the Winnipeg campus, you're welcome to drop in on classes, use the library and computer lab, and meet with the instructor in person. It's the best of both worlds.
2. What Skills & Knowledge Will you Learn?
This program covers a lot of ground! You'll be training for a range of positions in the hospitality and tourism industry, with a focus on developing managerial skills.
There are 12 courses in total. Topics include:
- restaurant/hotel software used for order tracking, bookings, accounting, and inventory
- safety and sanitation standards for restaurants, bars and hotels
- how to manage food and beverage service
- hiring, training, and managing staff
- delivering excellent customer service in the hospitality sector
- introduction to business accounting
- managing daily operations at a restaurant
- managing daily operations at a hotel (front desk, special guests, housekeeping, concierge, etc.)
- hospitality sales and marketing strategy
- event management (weddings, conventions, sporting events, cultural events, etc.)
3. Program is Based on "National Occupation Standards" for Hospitality & Tourism
What are "National Occupation Standards" and why is this important? National Occupation Standards are the competencies needed to perform well in a particular occupation. Industry experts from across Canada come together to agree on which skills are most important for a given role.
In the case of tourism and hospitality, the standards are defined by experienced hotel/restaurant/tourism professionals who know precisely which skills are most important for new students to learn. These are the same abilities they're looking for in new employees and managers.
A good hospitality management college bases its training on these standards, so students graduate with the exact set of skills they'll need to get hired.
This includes everything from technical skills, like hotel/restaurant software and accounting—to "soft skills" like customer service and managing staff.
Bottom line: Hospitality training based on national occupation standards gives graduates a competitive edge on the job market.
4. Graduates qualify for 7 different tourism certifications from Emerit
In addition to basing our program on National Occupation Standards, we've pulled in training materials from Emerit—Canada's leader in hospitality training.
Emerit offers nationally recognized tourism certifications to people who meet their requirements. Because we're using their educational materials, graduates of Herzing's Hospitality and Event Management Program are eligible to pursue 7 different Tourism Certified Professional (TCP) certifications through Emerit.
The specific TCP certifications you can pursue after graduation are:
- Food and Beverage Manager
- Workplace Essentials
- Food and Beverage Server
- Front Desk Agent
- Sales Manager
- Event Coordinator
- Event Manager
These certifications are respected all across Canada. Many employers prefer to hire candidates who are certified, which gives our graduates a competitive edge.
Leading organizations who recognize TCP certifications include Holiday Inn, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Destination Adventure Tours, Casino Regina, Morin Lake Regional Park, Temple Gardens Mineral Spa, and Banff Rocky Mountain Resort.
There are dozens of other major restaurants, hotel chains, casinos, and resorts that hire TCP certified staff.
Want to learn more?
There are a few different ways to explore this program, and see if it's right for you. First, you can click the button below to browse the program page, see a list of courses, and learn more about Emerit certifications.
Also, we strongly suggest speaking with an Admissions Advisor. An Advisor can walk you through admission requirements for the Hospitality Management Program. You can also discuss:
- financial aid options
- on-campus versus online learning options
- upcoming program start dates
- class schedules
- key skills needed to succeed in this training/career path
- the application process and how to get started
- booking a campus tour
Chat live with an Admissions Advisor right now. Or click below to explore the program in more detail. We're here to help!