As part of its COVID recalibration strategy, New Zealand’s renowned hotel management school, Pacific International Hotel Management School (PIHMS), is expanding into Australia and calling on New Zealand students to address the domestic hospitality skills shortage.
Despite experiencing various levels of revenue and enrollment decline since COVID’s disruption to the hospitality and tourism sector, the institution believes that 2022-23 will be a period of steady recovery.
- Pacific International Hotel Management School (PIHMS), a renowned hotel management school in New Zealand, is expanding into Australia.
- With new offshore initiatives and international students returning, PIHMS is kicking off the new academic year.
- One of ERDI Group’s firms, iPASS Ltd, is bringing the PIHMS model of education to the worldwide market through a partnership with ERDI Group in Australia.
PIHMS is welcoming the new academic year with new offshore initiatives and international students returning.
The institution has long felt that forming strategic connections around the world reduces risk and improves long-term sustainability, according to CEO Bill McCallum.
Through a relationship with ERDI Group in Australia, one of its companies, iPASS Ltd, is bringing the PIHMS model of education to the global market.
iPASS Ltd is the vehicle through which ERDI’s program offering in Australia is enhanced, as well as the provision of English language and industry training.
The collaboration between PIHMS and ERDI Group will result in a trans-Tasman duplication of the institution’s New Zealand training approach, extending its long-standing engagement with the Australian hotel education business.
According to Ricky Jeffs, CEO of ERDI Group, they sought out PIHMS because they recognize the outstanding educational legacy and qualifications they have brought to New Zealand for more than 25 years.
The ERDI Group is looking forward to the expansion of the Australian hospitality industry, employee development, and the ability to train future leaders in the recovering sector through this strategic partnership.
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