Pond Island:--- In partial fulfilment of the requirements of their ‘Food and Beverage Operations’ course, USM’s Hospitality Management students ALL passed the exam and received their ‘Food Handlers Food Safety Certificate.’ Mr. Jan van Beek, the instructor of the USM course, said to be both happy and proud about his students’ achievement. As the majority of these students will be doing a work-placement over the summer, it is definitely an advantage for them that they have this knowledge about food safety. He added that he really would like to thank Mr. Michael Somersal of Steflogix who made it all possible and facilitated the course free of charge.
Mr. Erwin Wolthuis, Head of the Hospitality Division, said that this was a great example of what the completely new, fully accredited curriculum of the hospitality program stands for. In our present BTEC accredited program the focus is on truly preparing the students for a career in the hospitality industry. This certificate, next to the eventual diploma, is just one of many we are preparing our students for.