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NZMA Brings World-class Hospitality Training to Rotorua

NZMA has just opened its doors in Rotorua, giving local teens the chance to launch exciting careers in the hospitality sector.
Monique Le MarqueThe new programme is free for 16 – 19 year olds under the Youth Guarantee scheme and students will graduate with NCEA Vocational Pathway: Service Industries Level 2. From there they will be able to staircase onto NZMA’s Certificate in Hospitality Level 3, which launches in Rotorua in July.

According to NZMA’s Regional Manager for Manukau, Waikato and Bay of Plenty, Monique Le Marque, the arrival of NZMA in Rotorua will bring great benefits to locals.

“NZMA is a well-established and well regarded hospitality management school and will bring a significant increase in opportunities for local students keen to study hospitality,” she says.  “There will also be a growth in international student numbers which will benefit the Rotorua economy.”

The free Level 2 course takes six months to complete and covers everything from barista training, customer service and making non-alcoholic beverages, to baking, food costing and tourism. Tutor Hemi Ruru has a strong customer service background with Air New Zealand and has extensive experience as a senior trainer with the New Zealand School of Tourism.

The newly launched programmes will be delivered from the New Zealand School of Tourism campus in Pukaki Street, and are just the beginning of NZMA’s long-term strategy for delivering high quality hospitality and hotel management training to the Rotorua area.

“Rotorua is a top tourism destination for New Zealand and the hospitality industry is very much a part of this. The foundation programmes NZMA will be delivering in Rotorua for 2017 are just the beginning. Longer term we will be looking to offer our full suite of hospitality and hotel management programmes Levels 2 to Level 7,” Monique says.

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