Institute of Hospitality to Build Online Platform for Flagship Mentoring Program

Michal Christine Escobar
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The Institute of Hospitality, an international professional body for hospitality, is delighted to announce that it has raised enough funds through its recent online auction to enable the Institute to enhance its flagship ‘Mentor Me’ mentoring program through technology. 

The Institute will use the proceeds from the auction to create a new online platform enabling mentees to undergo professional job interview training. By doing so, it hopes to add depth to the mentoring experience that has made ‘Mentor Me’ one of the most valued membership benefits offered by the Institute. Today over 300 pairs of mentors and mentees – all members of the Institute of Hospitality -- have benefited from ‘Mentor Me’.

Alistair Sandall FIH, the Institute’s head of professional development said, “Time and again we hear from our members that mentoring has been instrumental in helping them to reach their professional goals and aspirations, so it’s great to now have the means to augment our already successful mentoring programme with the use of technology.

“Building the capacity to conduct mock on-line job interviews could not be better timed. Hospitality is in the throes of a hiring spree, and we want to make sure that our members are prepared for those critical interviews.”

Robert Richardson FIH, chief executive of the Institute of Hospitality said, “I’d like to sincerely thank everyone who helped us to promote our very first on-line auction designed for a great cause, and especially those who placed such generous bids.  Without your support, we would not now be in the position to purchase the leading-edge technology that will make the Institute of Hospitality’s ‘Mentor Me’ mentoring programme even more beneficial and relevant.”

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