Swiss Hospitality Academy, managed by the owner Beat R. Wicki is acompany, focusing on providing educational projects from vocational up to degree level especially in hospitality and tourism sector. Looking back on more than 20 years of experience in nearly all parts of the world Swiss Hospitality Academy is a powerful partner to establish pragmatically solutions according to the excellence of Swiss vocational training principles. As a main principle there is not just a copy past attempt but an adaptation to the local needs of the industry to improve employability of graduates as much as possible.
All development in hospitality and tourism industry needs well educated people matching the expectations of local and international tourists and travelers. As it is a declared objective of Timor-Leste to present itself as a high quality host in medium to long-term time frame, education in this area is crucial.
In this context Timor Foundation identified key projects to improve the situation. They all are based on the actual situation which presents Timor-Leste with beautiful and mostly untouched landscapes and beaches that show a great potential for development. The people still kept their original friendliness and natural hospitality. Up to now accommodation and catering options for travelers and tourists are very limited in the whole country. Also airline connections are very limited and still cost intensive. Nevertheless, it is essential to improve educational standards in order to take benefit of the natural potential of the country.
As there is no structured vocational training established yet in the whole country, Timor Foundation sticks on establishing respective projects basing on world-wide most reputed Swiss educational model. This dual model comprises the provision of theoretical knowledge as well as the establishment of practical implementation skills.
Timor Foundation’s project follows the following objectives:
Development and implementation of a pilot training program to capacitate local people for various positions in a hotel