Singapore Polytechnic signs MOC with HFTP Asia Chapter to jointly launch a Certificate in Hospitality Information Technology (HIT) programme for IT and Hospitality professionals.
The School of Media & Info-Communications Technology (SMIT) has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with a professional body, the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) Asia Chapter to jointly launch a Certificate in Hospitality Information Technology (HIT) programme for IT and Hospitality professionals.
This certificate programme will increase the talent pool of Hospitality IT professionals.
Mr James Lee, President of HFTP Asia Chapter said "Along with the direct employment of IT professionals in MICE, clubs, integrated resorts and other niche players within our hospitality industry; the IT solution providers and system integrators; and the other professionals who need the technology as part of the core competency; it is foreseeable we need to fulfil the need of not less than a thousand people to equip them with the specialised knowledge in hospitality information technology."
Under this MOC, HFTP Asia Chapter will also offer two graduation awards to the Diploma in Information Technology (DIT) students and internship placements to DIT students at their members' organisations.
Mr Song Nay Hay, Director, SMIT said that "SMIT has taken a two-pronged approach to meet the IT manpower needs of the hospitality and tourism sector." Besides offering the Certificate in HIT, SMIT has also launched a new Hospitality and Tourism (HOT) option in the DIT course. This option aims to produce infocomm graduates with domain knowledge in the Hospitality and Tourism industries.
Dr Karippur Nandu Kumar, Assistant Director, Manpower Development of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (iDA) outlined the iN2015 masterplan and reaffirmed that one of the focus domain is the Hospitality and Tourism sector.