The 19th convocation of the College of Tourism & Hotel Management (COTHM) Pakistan & Dubai spotlighted the significance of 'Health & Food Safety' qualifications in Pakistan in particular and internationally in general.
COTHM Pakistan & Dubai founder & CEO Ahmad Shafiq while extending a warm welcome to the audience highlighted the objectives of setting up the School of Health & Food Safety under the umbrella of COTHM Pakistan & Dubai. Health & Food Safety, he said, was a subject of high importance across the globe and gaining marked attention in Pakistan until recently. 'We signed off with Highfield International UK, which is the top awarding body for the Health & Food Safety qualifications, to address the dire need of these qualifications in all relevant business sectors', he remarked.
“In view of the importance of the subject, we have embedded these qualifications with our mainstream and regular programs. These qualification and certifications, on the one hand, are equipping students with knowledge and ability to implement the health & food safety standards in the job roles involving food handling, whereas on the other, they are ensuring high probability of their employability in the hospitality industry internationally”, he added.
The graduates of Culinary Arts and Baking & Patisserie were awarded with Food Safety Level 2 certifications by the chief guest at the convocation, Highfield International, UK Chairman Richard A. Sprenger. In his address, he threw light on the importance of the Health & Food Safety qualifications in various sectors in the context of emerging world and expressed his commitment to achieve the common objectives set forth with COTHM.
Qualifications were awarded to the gradates of hospitality, travel, tourism & airline management, baking & patisserie, culinary arts and health & food safety programs.
The convocation was attended by the students, parents, hospitality industry professionals, journalists, and prominent personalities from the civil society.