The Caribbean Institute of International Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts (CIIHMC) has been formally confirmed as being the sole partner of the AHLEI in St Lucia as of September 20th, 2010.
"Our mission is to maximize individuals’ potential in becoming the most sought after hospitality professionals in the Caribbean" said Sameera Bhalla, Chair of CIIHMC.
AHLA is the largest Hotel Association worldwide represented in over 150 countries with over 1.5 million hotel rooms amongst its members not including cruise ships. The non profit educational arm of AHLA is the Educational Institute (AHLEI), and CIIHMC now is the representative of AHLEI in St Lucia. The AHLEI is the premier source of materials and delivery models for quality hospitality education, training and professional certification that serves the needs of hospitality schools and the industry at large. AHLA courses are recognized by industry and educational institutions worldwide thereby transferable as credits for further education in countries varying from USA, Canada and Switzerland to Australia and Indonesia amongst others. AHLEI is the major training partner for Carnival and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. CIIHMC will be the only institution in St.Lucia providing AHLEI courses such as 4-month single course certification, 1 ½ yr Certificate of Specialization, 2 ½ yr Hospitality Operations Certificate, 4 yr Hospitality Management and Food and Beverage Management Diploma, professional certifications for line positions, supervisory, department head and senior executive levels, specializations in sectors including cruise ships, security and gaming, along with other aspects of the hospitality industry."
"We even provide training solutions on property where the team actually works thereby ensuring real transferability of knowledge and applicability into practice and are very excited at the prospects of our assisting the enhancement of the tourism product in our adopted nation", said Sameera Bhalla who has been a training consultant for various hotels and service sector organizations including Jade Mountain, Sandals and Coconut Bay.
For further information, please contact:
Mrs. Sameera Bhalla
Or visit: www.ahlei.org