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Marriott International, ICMS empower future hoteliers with innovative industry alliance

Marriott International, ICMS empower future hoteliers with innovative industry alliance

July 11, 2023

The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) has collaborated with Marriott International to offer aspiring hoteliers the ultimate pathway to a career in the hospitality industry.

Offered to a single student per annum, this prestigious 4 year program allows an ICMS Bachelor of Hospitality Management student to complete their degree while simultaneously working at Marriott International in various locations and capacities.

“We are proud of our alliance with Marriott International which will further reinforce our Bachelor of Hospitality Management students as sought after graduates within the hospitality industry,” ICMS CEO Rowan Courtney-O’Connor said.

“At ICMS, we believe in enhancing our students’ learning experience by working closely with industry leaders.”

As part of the program, students will receive a competitive wage while attending structured classes at ICMS. This unique approach provides a seamless integration of their education and career launch with Marriott International.

“When experiential learning meets theoretical knowledge, such as within this alliance, the result are highly employable ICMS hospitality graduates who can add value to Marriott International, just as this global hotel chain is offering them this great opportunity for career growth.”

Launch pad to a career in hospitality

“We are thrilled to launch the first-of-its kind hotel program in Australia in collaboration with the ICMS,” Sean Hunt, Area Vice President – Australia, New Zealand and Pacific at Marriott International, said in a statement.

“Our partnership with ICMS allows us to open the door to new talent to join our teams and experience the industry as they’re starting out through the lens of our people-first culture.”

Upon completing their studies, graduates will have the opportunity to join the Marriott team as a valuable employee in the hotel management field. This opportunity provides the chance to cultivate and develop skills while gaining hands-on experience in the industry.

After graduation, students may progress to the award-winning Marriott “Voyage” leadership development program – a 12 to 18 month program offering hands-on hotel-based training that equips students with the essential leadership and management skills required for a successful career in the hotel industry.

Industry-engagement and employability the focus of Marriott-ICMS Collaboration

Working together, Marriott International and ICMS are investing in future industry leaders to the benefit of the hospitality industry as well as to individuals seeking personal and professional fulfilment within the sector.

“At ICMS, we are committed to providing our students with a world-class education that not only prepares them for their future careers but also actively engages them with their chosen professional community at the earliest possible moment,” Dr Stuart Wiggins, ICMS Pro Vice Chancellor (Employability) and Registrar, explains.

“As part of our emphasis on the employability of our graduates, our partnership with Marriott International is a unique approach to the integration of industry experience in parallel with study at ICMS.

“Through this, ICMS Bachelor of Hospitality Management students will be developing theoretical knowledge of their industry while simultaneously gaining invaluable real-world experiences that will underpin their success as future leaders within Marriott International Hotels, the largest hotel company in the world.”

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