Morton College, CTU on paid internship in Australia

CTU President Rosein A. Ancheta Jr. and Morton College-Australia CEO Maitrey Shah hold the memorandum of agreement signed on January 11, Wednesday.
CTU President Rosein A. Ancheta  Jr. and Morton College-Australia CEO Maitrey Shah hold the memorandum of agreement on  paid internship in Australia for Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (BSHM) students. Other university officials present are Vice President for Academic Affairs Victor D. Villaganas (right, front row), Vice President for Administration Ledesma R. Layon (second from right, back row), and Vice President for Publication, Extension and Business Affairs Edgar U. Tibay (center).

Morton College-Australia offers paid internship to  Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (BSHM) students of  Cebu Technological University under the memorandum of agreement (MOA) and memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed  on January 11, 2017, Wednesday, at CTU-Main Campus.

The hospitality internship program features paid training positions available within the hospitality sector throughout Australia. Prospective interns would stay  there  for 10 months.

After a  comprehensive interview process, qualified students  will be assigned to one of 1,700 host companies throughout Australia  such as Hyatt Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Accor Group, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Hilton Hotels, Sheraton Hotels, Resorts in Whitsundays (Great Barrier Reef), and more.

Australian award wages range from A$16  to A$18 per hour [minimum] in food and beverage, front desk and food production departments.

“Gi-grab lang ni nako nga opportunity kay (I grabbed this opportunity because)  they say opportunity knocks only once. Then I want to experience the culture of Australia. It would also help me improve my skills so I could be a good hotelier someday,” said  Jerson Taneo, one of the applicants  for said internship.

Cebu Technological University is the only institution in region VII Morton College-Australia chose to establish linkage with. Aside from the internship offered,  dual qualification program is open to College of Technology (COT)  faculty and BSHM students.

CTU, formerly Cebu Trade School or Cebu State College of Science and Technology, is a state university that accommodates students, mostly, for technical-vocational programs.

On the other hand, Morton College in Brisbane, Queensland Australia, is an accredited Australian institution which equips students, especially for hospitality industry.

Overall, providing once-in-a-lifetime chance for the students is truly a milestone for  CTU. Office of the Director for Internationalization