Bahrain Polytechnic signed a memorandum of understanding with Four Seasons Hotel on February 24th 2015 at the campus, giving final year students the opportunity to perform industry projects in the field of hotel management.
The agreement will now allow students to apply what they have learnt in class at a business environment, through solving a real world problem presented by the hotel. Additionally, students will also have the possibility of earning a full or part time job, including entrepreneurship training.
Departments involved range from business, logistics, managing events and hospitality to marketing and engineering. These students will be supervised by both tutors of the Polytechnic and supervisors at Four Seasons Hotel.
Dr. Mohamed Al Aseeri, Acting CEO of Bahrain Polytechnic, was delighted with the signing as the first academic institution to sign with Four Seasons Hotel, where the students will engage with the expert staff members in the internationally well-known hotel series.
“We hope that our partnership with Four Seasons Hotel will provide our students with new opportunities which meet the needs of the labour market. I’d like to thank the management of Four Seasons for the collaboration, especially as it will meet Bahrain’s 2030 Vision and the government action plan 2015-2018.” stated Dr. Al Aseeri.
Dr. Charalampos Giousmpasoglou, on behalf of the School of Business, said: “Our students will enjoy high quality internships and will have the chance to meet and seek the advice of the hotel’s experienced staff and managers. On the other hand, the Four Seasons Hotel as an employer will have access to the Polytechnic’s highly qualified and work-ready graduates. This is indeed going to be a win-win situation and one more example of a successful collaboration between Bahrain Polytechnic and the local industry.”
The memorandum of understanding was signed by Dr. Mohamed Al Aseeri from Bahrain Polytechnic, while Mr. Bob Suri, Hotel Manager, signed on behalf of Four Seasons Hotel, in the presence of several officials from both parties.