Les Roches’ New Taster Program in Hospitality starts in January 2013

As an introduction to the world of hospitality, the taster program is the first of its kind to benefit students aiming for a successful career in the industry.
Les Roches International Hospitality Management School has launched a hospitality program designed exclusively for high school students and those students planning to pursue a career in the industry. Enrollment is open for the 2-month intensive program, which begins in January 2013.

Built as a discovery program, The Introduction to the World of Hospitality provides insights on the service industry as a whole and the fundamentals of hotel management. Courses include customer service, basic principles of hospitality management, human resources, operations management and many others. Set up as a complete immersion in the hospitality world, students will acquire as well practical understanding of restaurant management (kitchen and table service), hotel reception (front desk and lodging procedures), and of teamwork.

“Our aim is to offer students who would like to pursue a career in hospitality, a one-of-a-kind experience to immerse themselves very quickly in this exciting and growing industry. We would like to prepare them for a promising yet very demanding sector and have a better understanding of the skills, learning and practical experience they need to acquire for a successful career path.” said Sonia Tatar, CEO of Les Roches International School of Hotel Management. “Classes will put emphasis not only on the hard skills and the technical side of the “savoir-faire” in the service industry but also on the soft skills, personal attributes and interpersonal skills that enhances their proficiency in the professional world of hospitality.”

The program takes place from January 24th through March 29th, 2013 on the Roches Bluche campus (near the ski resort of Crans-Montana, Valais, French-speaking Switzerland). The school currently has 1,330 students enrolled from all over the world, offering participants in this program a multicultural and dynamic atmosphere typical of the one they will encounter throughout their studies and career. At the completion of this program, students will earn 3 academic credits. If they wish to continue their education and graduate with a degree from Les Roches, they will be able to join the first semester of the undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Business Administration.