IHG opens first academy in Canada

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has established the first IHG Academy in Canada at Cape Breton University in Sydney, Nova Scotia. The program has been created and supported by Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc., Fortis Properties, the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS), and the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (TIANB). The IHG Academy is a global network of educational and community organizations allied with local IHG-branded hotels or corporate offices to provide hospitality knowledge and training to the community and to drive economic growth. Through training and mentoring, the IHG Academy has assisted nearly 10,000 people worldwide in becoming skilled hospitality workers and achieving their professional goals in the hospitality field. The new IHG Academy at Cape Breton University is now seeking 30 participants for a three to six-month program that encompasses on-site work experience at hotels in the IHG family of brands owned by Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. and Fortis Properties. Participants will rotate through several hotel functions, including Front Desk, Housekeeping, Food & Beverage, and more as part of their real-world training. The IHG Academy program complements the three-year Bachelor of Hospitality Tourism Management degree program currently offered at Cape Breton University and helps to develop studentsâ