ISLAMABAD - A seminar entitled "Experience a New Level of Hospitality & Management Training" was held here at a local hotel here on Monday.

The basic aim of the seminar was to develop hotel tourism industry in Pakistan by providing hospitality and hotel management education to the students of Pakistan in Malaysia.

It was arranged by IES Pakistan in collaboration with Malaysian Association of Hotels Training and Education Centre (MAHTEC) and General Manager of MAHTEC Sahak Ahmed, Sajeeb Vidyasagaran, Director IES Naveed Khan and Project Manager Adnan Mukhtar addressed the participants.

On this occasion, Sahak Ahmed said that the basic purpose of this activity was to build a workforce of highly skilled, innovative and disciplined individuals who would operate as one to enhance the efficiency of the hotel industry. He added that it would provide hospitality management students from Pakistan the opportunity to subscribe to a minimum six months to a maximum of nine months internship programme in Malaysia with Malaysian Association of Hotel (MAH) hotel members. Sajeeb Vidyasagaran told that the programme is unique to other internship programme as participants would be provided five days training and certification by MAHTEC. He informed that good performing interns would have the opportunity to become full time staff at the hotels of Malaysia.

A good number of students of various institutions of hotel and tourism industry attended the seminar and termed it a positive and productive event for them.