Lecturers of the Hotel, Catering and Tourism Training Institute (HOTCATT) have undergone a day’s training workshop on the new Training Manual for the Institute.
Apart from helping the lecturers to become conversant with the new instructional manual for teaching, the workshop was also to equip them with the requisite skills to be able to train other instructors; thus becoming Trainer of Trainers (TOT).
The training was held on Friday, September 3, 2021 at the W.EB. Dubois Centre and had lecturers from the various departments of HOTCATT as participants.
The training workshop is also part on ongoing restructuring of HOTCATT to be able to fully carry out its mandate of training professionals to feed the t tourism and hospitality industry. A 13-member technical committee was last May, commissioned by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal to review and update the academic curriculum for the Institute.
One of the essential components of the review process is to develop a sustainable training manual and also train the instructors on how to use it. The objective of the training of the instructors, staff and key stakeholders is to ensure that instructors and key stakeholders are well vested in the issues of sustainability in order to ensure a smooth switch to green economy.
Director of HOTCATT, Petrina Etu-Mantey Ampah remarked briefly about the need for the training, adding that it was important for an institution like HOTCATT, to restructure its curriculum and training manual every now and then in order to be able to provide quality training that is relevant to the ever-dynamic hospitality and tourism industry.
A lecturer of the Ghana Institute of Public Administration (GIMPA) and Chairman for the Association of Hospitality and Tourism Schools in Africa, Dr. Joseph Mensah –Ansah facilitated the workshop.