The HIAS programme is designed to increase the market of skilled workforce in the hospitality industry. KDU College, which jointly developed the programme's training manuals, currently used nation-wide, is an approved training provider for HIAS since 1997. The apprentices are sourced by KDU College from schools and the public. The hotels need only make a pledge of the number of apprentices they would like to sponsor for HIAS programme.
The apprentices will spend half the duration of the programme at KDU College and the other half at the sponsoring hotel. Upon completion, Majlis Latihan Vokational Kebangsaan (MLVK) will award the apprentices the Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 2. The sponsoring hotel will then employ them for a minimum period of one (1) year.
|Kitchen Practices||24 weeks|
|F & B Services||24 weeks|
|Accommodation Practices||10 weeks|
|Reception Techniques||14 weeks|
The course aims at educating the new workforce with basic skills in the hospitality industry. This is beneficial not only to the apprentices but is an answer to providing the industry with skilled labour who will work for them for a longer period of time.
Profile of Apprentices
Malaysian citizens holding PMR/SPM with at least a pass in Mathematics and English.
The course fees will be fully absorbed by the Human Resources Development Berhad (HRDB) under the Apprenticeship Fund. The Ministry of Youth and Sports will also contribute towards the apprentices' monthly allowance.