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Cambrian College relaunching hospitality management program

Two-year diploma program starts at Sudbury campus in May
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Sensing the tourism career opportunities in a post-lockdown world, Cambrian College is reviving its Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Management program in May.

Delivered for the first time at the main Sudbury campus since 2012, the two-year diploma program becomes the only one of its kind delivered by a Northern Ontario college.

Confederation College in Thunder Bay shuttered its Tourism, Travel, and Eco-Adventure program a year ago due the pandemic.

“The hospitality sector has been especially hard-hit since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Brian Lobban, dean of the schools of business and IT in a March 7 news release. “This program will help rebuild the hospitality workforce that was devastated by the pandemic.”

Courses to be taught in the program include beverages and mixology, food and nutrition theory, rooms division theory, banquet and catering management, accounting, gaming and casinos, facility management, hospitality law and risk management and marketing.

Students will be required to complete a mandatory tourism sector placement in their final semester.

The college said the province's Labour Market Outlook 2021-25 predicts "above-average job prospects for the hotel and restaurant management sector."

“The re-introduction of Hotel and Restaurant Management reflects our ongoing commitment to address the needs of the marketplace,” said Dr. Paula Gouveia, Cambrian’s vice-president, academic.

“We want to support economic recovery in the hospitality sector, by working with industry partners in our community and beyond to ensure they are getting the skilled workers they need now and in the future. We are constantly evaluating and adjusting our program offerings to reflect what industry needs and this is just the latest example.”