ICHM began a new era began in 2016, appointing its own lecturing team and taking over exclusive use of some of TAFE SA’s facilities. This follows closely on from a new 10-year agreement with the Swiss Hotel Association.
For the first time since start-up in 1993, ICHM rather than TAFE is employing its own lecturers.
Some of the faces in the lineup are entirely new, others returning from last year will be familiar, as will the part-timers moving into full-time positions. Yet others return from brief and more extended absences.
Dr Ian Whyte continues at the helm as Principal, but gains two new managers: Dr George Brown as Director Academic and Deborah Coleman-George as Director Student & Industry Engagement.
‘The reinvigorated team in general and these two appointments in particular signal ICHM’s focus on education of the highest standard, which places students and the hospitality industry front and centre’, says Dr Whyte.
Under the new arrangements, ICHM has exclusive use of seven classrooms and a computer suite. Kitchens, a bar, wine room, training restaurant and other facilities have been leased from TAFE SA.
Students retain access to the Regency TAFE library and all its e-resources and Regency International House remains the accommodation facility for ICHM students.
These are just some of the changes ICHM has undergone over the years to ensure ICHM remains one of the best hotel schools in Australia.