School of Hospitality and Tourism Management – George Brown College

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management – George Brown College


[music] ELIZABETH CROW: My name’s
Elizabeth Crowe and I am in the Bachelor of Applied
Hospitality Operations Management program. LEONARD HAMP: Hi, my name
is Leonard Hamp. I’m taking Hotel Management
here at George Brown College. ROSA: Hi, my name is Rosa. I’m in the Food and
Beverage diploma program at George Brown College. [music] ELIZABETH CROW: It’s
definitely been a great experience for me. It’s a well recognized
college and the experience that you get, the
knowledge, is just, it’ll blow you away. TRACEY McATEER: The senior
people that I work with are really impressed with
the knowledge that I had of the hospitality
industry as a whole. So for example, I started
my career in the hotel in the Rooms Department. I was able to move into
management easier because I had a vast knowledge of HR and
accounting, finance, economics. JOANNE GELLATLY: Our
school is different. We have an applied program,
so what that means is our degree actually
reaches out to industry and we study the different
trends that are happening through the whole
scope of Hospitality and Tourism Management,
and we take our students out into the marketplace. And we have guest speakers
that are in, and we have interactive classroom teaching. BRIAN FLOODY: In the
Hospitality Management School, which is where I teach,
in the labs usually, we have a wine lab, we have a
simulated dining room lab, we have the bar lab. We are extremely lucky at
George Brown because simply, with our geography, we’re
right down amongst the best hotels and the best
restaurants and our kids are going to the Mark McEwans
and the Jamie Kennedys and Susur Lees and working
their externship with them, which gives us a wonderful, a
wonderful door into the highest end of those kind of, those kind
of hospitality operations. ADRIAN CARVELLO: We want
to have them taste and experience foods and wines
and beverages in class so that later on that week or
even that night they might be utilizing that, that
information instantaneously. BLAIRE MELVIN: We believe
that the George Brown Hospitality and Tourism is
a great program because it teaches the students
the fundamentals of what we’re expecting at
resorts like ourselves. MOIRA COCKBURN: We work
with industry partners to help them commercialize their
products and involve students in the process. We have a wide range of
students that come to the program with different
backgrounds. They’re focused on, they
want to know more about healthy cooking and the
nutritional aspects, so they’re very, they’re
very interested in learning more about the
science behind it and how different things interact. PAUL ARAUJO: We try to
expose them to the different sectors of the event
industry and to expose them to meetings and
conferences on the corporate association
side, expose them to fundraising events and
then the final event is a fundraiser for a
student scholarship and the charity of their choice. Hopefully on graduation,
they’ve got a pretty good grasp of what’s waiting
for them out there. DONNALU MacDONALD: There’s
43,000 rooms in the City of, in the GTA, so those are,
that’s where our students get to play. They go out and work in
any one of those hotels. TRACEY McATEER: It’s hands on. For myself, personally, I need
a hands-on program to learn and this is what the school
was able to provide me. And also, the people at
George Brown College, it’s a great community to
be involved in. [music]

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