Final year students of Hotel Catering and Institutional Management (HCIM) were advised to make professionalism be their steer as they prepare to enter the job market. The hospitality industry, they were told has become very competitive in recent times, and a course of study such as HCIM gives students the opportunity to combine theory and practice. Therefore being professional requires them to use the knowledge and skills that they have acquired from school to gain qualities that mark their profession. Students should always thrive to talk the talk and walk the walk.
They should put their best to the wheel and exhibit all that is expected of them in the various field of work. Marrying this together with ethical values, attention to details, interpersonal communication and customer service is a surest way for them to excel in the industry. This remark was made by the Human Resource Manager, Mrs. Adeline Boateng, who stood in for the Director of Ghana Tourism Authority as a special guest of honour to the final practical exhibition function of the final year Part-Time students from the HCIM department of Accra Polytechnic.
Mrs. Boateng commended Management and Staff of Accra Polytechnic for their hard work in imparting the requisite knowledge and skills into students. she also called on Management to motivate staff, especially the HCIM lecturers for their zeal in imparting practical knowledge.
The glamorous event witnessed the showcase of all types of recognized marriage ceremonies in the Ghanaian culture ranging from simple to elaborate weddings and the available cost implications that are associated with them, from decorations to receptions.
Invited guests, Parents, friends and all who were present on Friday, 14th August 2015 at the auditorium of Accra Polytechnic, to observe what has been done, were thrilled and could not hide their admiration and excitement towards the efforts shown by students and staff.