KDU School Hospitality, Tourism And Culinary Arts Enhancing Graduate Employability

 
The team members from Avani Sepang Gold Coast Resort. A students from SHTCA submitting the resume for the potential company.
 
SHTCA’s student together with Hilton Worldwide personnel. Potential employment at Skillet @1963.
Employability signifies skills and attributes that make an individual desirable to potential employers. A variety of methods have been implemented to collect data on employability skills. It has been acquired directly using hiring criteria but it has also been gleaned ultimately on the basis of employers’ satisfaction with graduates’ skills.

With greater resources and research being put towards refining employability at higher education level, what has led to its prioritization for a high amount of institutions?

A career fair is an event that gives students and employers a chance to meet one another, establish professional relationships, and discuss potential job or internship opportunities. What is most unique about a career fair is that employers choose to attend these events in order to meet and recruit excellent candidates KDU’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) Career and Internship Fair was held on 28th March 2019 at KDU Multipurpose Hall. It is a yearly career and internship fair event organised by the school. The primary objective of this distinctive event is to bond the gap between KDU graduates and real industry players. It encompasses the full educational spectrum of values from imparting knowledge and understanding to developing skills and attributes.

The event supported out by KDU’s SHTCA succeeded to save interest from over 50 brands and employers participated in this event such as Marriott International (Malaysia), Hilton Worldwide, Shangri-La Hotel and Resorts, Star Cruise – Genting Cruise Lines Ship Management and many more well-known companies. Current and Graduating students would be able to engage and interact with their future employers on career possibilities and options available, besides ex-changing views on the current demand from the industry.

General employability skills are important because the demand in market is intensely competitive, and employers are looking for people who are flexible, take the initiative and have the ability to undertake a variety of tasks in different environments. SHTCA provides students and graduates ample opportunities for jobs and internships upon graduation with smart collaborations and partnerships established with industry partners locally and internationally.

SHTCA has developed a preparing future professional students to combat the sufficient of industry ready. The ability to adapt and quickly acquire new skills will become a necessity for graduates.