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    Hotel Managers of the Future – Well Equipped for Challenges Ahead

    Matti Reuter, from Hamburg, Germany, who trained at the Clarion Hotel in Sligo was awarded ‘Graduate of the Year 2011’ for his academic achievements and his contribution to the hotel over the past three years.

    Matti Reuter, from Hamburg, Germany, who trained at the Clarion Hotel in Sligo was awarded ‘Graduate of the Year 2011’ for his academic achievements and his contribution to the hotel over the past three years.

    Eighteen of Ireland’s newest trainee hotel managers have recently graduated as part of the Fáilte Ireland Trainee Manager Development Programme (TMDP). 

    The programme has now been completely reviewed and validated as a three-year Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hotel Management and will be delivered in the Institute of Technology Tralee in February of this year, in partnership with approved hotels and the Irish Hotel Federation. 

    Tralee Institute of Technology are currently taking applications for the new Degree level TMDP and hotels are encouraged to nominate Trainee Managers for the programme. 

    Commenting at the ceremony, Sean O Malley, Manager Education Operations, Fáilte Ireland emphasised –

    “The TMDP has reached an exciting new milestone in its 23 year history, having produced over 500 graduates, many of whom are in senior management positions in hotels nationally and internationally. We, in Fáilte Ireland, are confident that the skills of these eighteen TMDP graduates will make a valuable contribution to the industry, helping it sustain a truly professional and progressive workforce, comparable with the best in the world. 

    The programme provides an ideal platform for people who want to kick start their career within tourism and is a recognised distance education route to training as a hotel manager.  Students complete three years of rigorous on-the-job training and academic studies in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) whilst employed in a hotel. The programme is a collaboration between Fáilte Ireland, the Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI), the Irish Hotel Federation (IHF) and Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT).

    LIST OF GRADUATES HOTEL
    Matti Reuter Clarion Hotel Sligo
    Diarmuid Hayes Glenview Hotel, Co Wicklow
    Sandhya Purlackee Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway
    Blanka Szymanska Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway
    Jason Moore Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Co Tipperary
    Niall McEvoy Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford
    Colm O’Leary Brandon House Hotel and Spa, Co Wexford
    Eoin Jacob Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny
    Vincent Flood Hotel Kilmore, Co Cavan
    Patrick Hogan Portlaoise Heritage Hotel, Laois
    Dharam Kumar Beharry The D Hotel, Louth
    Krzysztof Jastrzebski Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel, Limerick
    Lorraine Kennedy Fitzgerald’s Vienna Woods, Cork
    Monica Dunne Tower Hotel, Cork
    Suzie Conway Aghadoe Heights Hotel, Kerry
    Sebastian Block Knock House Hotel, Co Mayo
    Stephen Rogers Hotel Westport , Co Mayo
    Asta Balciuniene Park Inn Mulranny, Westport, Co Mayo

     

     


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