CIT Meets Industry Needs
Published on: Sunday, 01 March 2015
On Thursday, 5th March 2015, over 30 employers from the areas of culinary, tourism and hospitality, will meet with students in the CIT Department of Tourism & Hospitality as part of the department’s annual career fair. Employers get a chance to speak to students who are graduating later this year and entering into the jobs market, along with those looking for part-time, and summer work, opportunities.
Adrian Gregan, Head of the Department of Tourism & Hospitality commented “The annual event is an ideal opportunity for employers to meet with our students and in the past two years many have been able to fill vacant positions in our expanding tourism industry as a result of this initiative”.
Now in its third year, many businesses reported that they filled positions as a direct result of their engagement with students on the day. The event allows the various businesses to exhibit to the students, along with offering private interview facilities, followed by a luncheon for the various industry representatives which is prepared, and served, by the students so that they can showcase their skills to potential future employers.
The Department of Tourism and Hospitality at CIT encompasses the areas of Culinary Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Bar Management. It has over 650 students and a team of dedicated student-centred industry experienced Lecturers across these disciplines and is located in a modern purpose-built building on CIT’s Bishopstown Campus.