Industrial training is a vital part of a hospitality student’s life.
It prepares a cocoon to evolve into a butterfly in the real world. The 6 months to a yearlong experience in hotels sharpen the technical skills absorbed from college. Industrial training is a procedure to help
Hotel management student get practical knowledge and develop as hospitality professional.
1.Upgrade academic knowledge to Industrial Skills:
Probably the most important reason in Hotel Management as to why every student should go through the grind of industrial training. One can test waters and practice theoretical knowledge into practical skills.
2. Learn professionalism (for the first time):
No number of presentations and role plays can prepare a student for hospitality professional life. It is only during the training the student gets exposed to the nuances of professionalism and understands its importance.
3. Expose to the nature of work in various departments:
Students are taught about one topic at a time, but the hotels teach them to play myriad roles at a time. Trouble shooting, problem solving, and multitasking are skills that students imbibe while working in various departments like Front Office, Housekeeping, Food Production and Food &
4. Get updated on Industrial developments, Infrastructure & Global Trends in Hospitality:
The real update on the latest trends, technical advances and development takes place for a student when he is in the middle of it all. The controlled laboratory atmosphere of a college can never surpasses the real experience in the hotel. Also students can now get fancy going to other countries like USA, France, Malaysia, etc for your Industrial training and obtain global exposure before you even complete your Hospitality degree.
5. Interact with guests, become responsible and accountable:
The hitch of speaking to strangers must take a backseat as there is no escape from guest interaction during IT. The confidence that the students gain is very valuable which stays with them during there entire professional life. They learn to become responsible for their actions.
6. Increase knowledge, skills and confidence:
The key competencies to be successful as a hotel management professional get evolved during training. The attitude “to serve with smile” finds a suitable turf in hotels which should be nurtured.
7. Network which may help us during final placements:
Hotels become meeting ground for relationships that sustain for a lifetime. Students being given preference in the selection process during final placement based on good work done during IT is not uncommon in the industry. The HoDs and Managers always appreciate and remember a zealous,
proactive and hardworking trainee.
8. Create Some Memorable Life Experience:
The experience of internship creates a kaleidoscope of memories for trainees. The incidences that leave a mark on a young intern’s mind may range from very bad to excellent but successful are those who learn something from each experience and treat every new challenge in a positive way.
Any student who accords due importance to Industrial Training, stays focused and enjoys the process will be benefitted within surmountable exposure and experience. Most of the hotel organizations today can provide effective working career-oriented training. Its importance should be particularly
understood for those starting out in the industry, because wasted effort costs valuable time in careers. You can be a manager at 25 with well targeted management training program or at 45 when you join at entry level.