Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration of Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) and The Hari Hong Kong signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) earlier to offer quality education and training in hospitality, sports and recreation to HKMU students and graduates.
The MOU was signed by Dean of the School Prof. Alan Au Kai Ming and General Manager of The Hari Hong Kong Mr Rory Slater. Under the agreement, both parties will establish a collaboration in enriching the learning experience of HKMU students and graduates by offering internship, management training and job placement opportunities in the hotel.
Speaking at the ceremony, Prof. Alan Au said, “It is a valuable opportunity for our University to partner with The Hari Hong Kong. By strengthening the partnership, our students will not only gain hands-on work experience, but also be able to apply knowledge in a real work setting before they graduate.”
Having undergone a five-year training programme himself, Mr Rory Slater spoke of the value of the internship programme in his speech. He pointed out that the collaboration with HKMU would help nurture a new generation of outstanding and passionate talents committed to providing high quality service, and inject new energy to the hospitality industry.
Established by the Government in 1989, Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU), formerly The Open University of Hong Kong, is a modern full-fledged university today. The University offers programmes of different academic levels through its seven Schools, focusing on developing practical and professional programmes to meet society’s talent needs. On 14 July 2021, the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region approved its retitling to “Hong Kong Metropolitan University” effective from 1 September 2021. The new title shows the unique position of the University in metropolitan Hong Kong and signifies the University’s path of transformation and its strategic focuses.
For more details, please visit the HKMU website: www.hkmu.edu.hk
About The Hari Hong Kong:
Opened in December 2020, The Hari Hong Kong is the vision of Dr. Aron Harilela, Chairman and CEO of Harilela Hotels Ltd, and the second hotel to open under the ‘The Hari’ brand. The first hotel, The Hari London opened in August 2016. The Harilela Group was established in 1959 and is still wholly owned by the Harilela family. The Harilela Group is the parent company of Harilela Hotels which owns 16 properties across Hong Kong, China, Asia, Europe, and the US.
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