‘Our ultra-modern hospitality school, located right among the city’s bustling bars and restaurants. Minutes from all major bus routes and just a 15-20-minute walk from Wellington Railway station’ – WelTec Hospitality School
The global business of hospitality is positively booming. Deloitte’s industry analysis for 2018 claims the sector now accounts for more than one-tenth of global GDP, cementing this sought-after field as a growing pool of opportunity.
There’s never been a better time for prospective students to devote their education to the world’s delicious delights. And since Wellington is sealed as New Zealand’s creative and culinary capital, this is the ideal backdrop for those considering study within the edible arts.
“Wellington is renowned for its sophisticated food scene including more than 300 cafés, bars and restaurants, and claims more places to eat and drink per capita than New York,” writes an article for Tourism New Zealand.
“Wellington’s top restaurants – and some of New Zealand’s finest dining establishments – include Matterhorn and Logan Brown where the focus is on fresh, seasonal, local food,” it adds.
“Guided tours introduce visitors to gourmet food stores, coffee roasters cafés and restaurants.”
Enter: WelTec Hospitality
The Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) Hospitality School is an internationally recognised, award-winning centre of excellence. It’s one of Wellington’s finest hospitality assets, placing students at the heart of the city’s thriving culinary scene.
All of WelTec’s Hospitality programmes offer a hands-on, student-centred approach to learning. Its teachers have worked in some of the world’s top kitchens and front-of-house teams, and students reap the benefits of their passion and expertise. These experienced instructors employ innovative approaches to culinary arts teaching across both local and international cuisines, taking a ‘glocal’ approach to vocational education, while employing global standards of quality tailored within worldwide settings.
WelTec has a consistently strong track record of developing work-ready, global citizens – graduates who proudly face 180 degrees east and 180 degrees west. Its tutors are also highly adept at developing the ‘soft’ skills needed by graduates entering the world of hospitality via a hands-on approach that’s relevant and in line with industry needs. In fact, WelTec graduates are in high demand from both multinational tourism operators and local hospitality providers, both during their studies through internships, and in terms of full-time employment after graduation.
WelTec offers an international standard curriculum that delivers internationally-recognised qualifications. Graduates are awarded a New Zealand qualification and/or a City & Guilds qualification, while all study programmes and qualifications are subject to stringent quality assurance and monitoring by the New Zealand Government’s Qualification Authority (NZQA). WelTec’s Certificate- and Diploma-level qualifications in Tourism & Hospitality also provide pathway opportunities for graduates to move into further study in New Zealand, including to a Bachelor-level degree.
Here, you’ll learn in small, intimate class sessions that allow your talents to grow, while your WelTec culinary foundation accelerates career success. By exploring a range of tantalising global cuisines – including those from France, Italy, India, Asia, the Pacific Rim and beyond – you’ll develop a sophisticated, universal palate that could lead you all over the globe.