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Phuket business: New tourism and hotel college enrolls for May



PHUKET: In response to swelling demand in the island’s booming services industry, Thalang Technical College will be developing into the Phuket Hotel and Tourism College.

The move was announced earlier this week by the college’s director, Suthep Yongyuth.
“We first opened in 1997 as the Phuket Technical College number two, and then changed our name to Thalang Technical College in the year 2000.

“At present, we have a total of 350 students studying for vocational diplomas (Por-WorChor) and advanced vocational diplomas (Por-WorSor) for industrial, commercial, tourism and services business.

“This new development is in line with government policy to increase readiness of hotel and services personnel, as well as to produce diploma and advanced diplomas students that have skills consistent with the demand of industry operators.

“We aim to be a leader in the Asean region for applied academics, and to be a training hub for hotel and related fields for locals and non-locals alike,” he said.

The college will comprise six departments at the PorWorChor level: Hotel, Tourism, Economics, Business Computer, Spa and General Management. 50 per cent of the courses will be in English.

At the advanced diploma level, there are plans for five departments including Hotel and Services, Kitchen and Culinary Arts Management, Spa Management and Meeting and Seminars.

All of the subjects will be instructed in English, with the exception of Thai and other foreign language courses.

Opening in May, the PorWorChor Hotel and Tourism departments will fill an enrollment of 90 students, while the PorWorSor Hotel and Services department will accept 30 students.

The remaining departments will open at a later date.


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