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First Hospitality & Tourism Academy Launches In Scotland

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First Hospitality & Tourism Academy Launches In Scotland

October 21
20:07 2013
Scotland’s first dedicated hospitality and tourism academy for secondary school pupils has launched near Edinburgh.

The East Lothian Hospitality and Tourism Academy is a partnership involving Queen Margaret University, Jewel & Esk College, East Lothian Council and a number of hotel groups, and aims to raise the profile of the sectors and expose young people to the career options available.

Professor Alan Gilloran, Vice Principal (Academic) at Queen Margaret University, said: ‘Scotland has wonderful food, a stunning landscape and a rich cultural heritage, but all too often we let ourselves down with our service delivery. If we want to be a world-class tourism destination, we need to equip a new generation of young people with the right skills and a fresh approach, and through the academy we will promote the attitude that service excellence is the only acceptable standard.’

Thirty-eight pupils from three secondary schools – Musselburgh Grammar School, Preston Lodge High School and Ross High School – will be the first to take part in the programme.

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