On the occasion of the World Tourism Day, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, H.E. Mr. Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, officially inaugurated the Vatel Bahrain Hospitality School on the 27th of September 2018.
The opening ceremony was attended by the Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), H.E. Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa, and key officials including the Ambassador of France to the Kingdom of Bahrain, H.E. Mrs. Cécile Longé, GCC Ambassadors and parents of the admitted students.
“The launch of Vatel Bahrain represents a cornerstone in the development of the Kingdom’s hospitality sector. The BTEA, in collaboration with Vatel Group, aims to train the national workforce in accordance to international standards, as well as provide students with the qualifications required in order to obtain job opportunities,” said the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, H.E. Mr. Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani.
“We are delighted to announce the launch of Vatel School which will provide students with comprehensive learning experiences through its 4-year academic program. Students will be matched with jobs that meet their academic qualifications to utilize their expertise and knowledge,” said the CEO of BTEA, H.E. Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa.
“We are proud of this collaboration with Vatel Group which comes in line with the BTEA’s strategy to further develop the skills of nationals within the hospitality and tourism sector, further contributing to boosting the national economy in line with the Kingdom’s 2030 Economic Vision,” he added.
Vatel currently has 29 schools, 7,000 students and over 29,000 alumni who are a living proof of the success of its unique teaching concept further positioning the school as the first worldwide Business School Group in Hospitality and Tourism Management.
The first Vatel School opened in Paris with a unique and fundamental educational method: having theoretical courses followed by a professional experience using what had been learned in class. Each Vatel School has a restaurant or hotel on the campus where students could test their knowledge through professional application with customers.