MONTREAL — The Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) has signed a three-year agreement with Marriott International. 

The new agreement is geared towards students in the programs of Restaurant Management, Advanced Studies in International Hotel Management and B.B.A. in Tourism and Hotel Management, with a concentration in Hotel and Restaurant Management, which is offered jointly with Université du Québec à Montréal. It will give students the opportunity to complete an advanced internship at Marriott International hotels and, after their training, students who have proven themselves in the workplace will be in a better position to access manager-training programs and pursue their careers with the company.

“We are delighted to solidify the partnership between Marriott International and the ITHQ,” says Marissa Solomita, senior manager Canada, Talent Acquisition and University Relations – The Americas. “The students who graduate from the ITHQ are professional, well-educated and equipped with the fundamental skills to be successful within the hospitality industry. We are excited to support the ITHQ program for many years to come and watch alumni who join Marriott International flourish in their careers.” 

This new collaboration is in line with agreements the ITHQ has signed with other global hotel groups, including Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Accor, Sandals Resorts International and Relais & Châteaux.

“The ITHQ is very pleased to provide graduating students with these high-end internship and advanced education placements at the cutting edge of trends in the international hotel industry,” says Liza Frulla, general director of the ITHQ. “These prestigious partnerships let us meet our goal of training qualified hotel managers and providing high-level staff that can fill the needs of a rapidly expanding market.”


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