Friends of THE-ICE

Friends of THE-ICE

Friends of THE-ICE encompasses organisations that THE-ICE chooses to support and recognise, offering support, promotion, input, and advice in a reciprocal manner. 

30 Minute Talks

30 Minute Talks is a series of weekly webinars addressing topical issues facing the tourism and hospitality industries, featuring interactive presentations, invited guest speakers, and insightful commentary. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic Professor Perry Hobson, Dr Andy Nazarechuk, and Mr Alan Williams identified the need for quality online hospitality and tourism education. The primary audience of 30 Minute Talks is hospitality and tourism students who wish to benefit from timely, relevant, and insightful views about the future of the industry. 30 Minute Talks also seeks to bring together students and educators from universities around the world who can share their perspectives and views with one another. Presentations are conducted by different presenters in short 12-minute slots and are highly visual and informative, allowing for effective use in the classroom or online.  

In keeping with the theme of high interactivity for students, 30 Minute Talks conducts interactive polls to provide direct feedback to students regarding their thoughts on a particular question, conducts regular surveys, and rewards Academic Partner students with a Certificate of Attendance for each webinar they attend. Students are encouraged to participate at each session by asking questions directly within the webinar format, and Academic Partners are invited to record student questions to be used directly in the programme. 30 Minute Talks also offers advice and creative ideas on internships, global mobility, becoming a self-directed learner, preparing for the world of work, and understanding new and emerging employment opportunities.

For more information please visit the 30 Minute Talks website.

École de Paris des Métiers de la Table (EPMT)

For over 45 years, the École de Paris des Métiers de la Table (EPMT) is a recognized school and apprentice training centre. The campus is located in the heart of Paris and offers a wide range of diplomas and training courses, from Grade 10 to Masters, preparing students for careers in hospitality but also in, winery, pastry, chocolate and bakery fields. Every year, the school welcomes some 1,500 apprentices aged between 15 and 30 who have completed secondary school, high school or university, as well as young people with disabilities or even adults looking for a change of career or resuming studies. L’École de Paris des Métiers de la Table, Excellence through work-study programs.

For more information please visit the EPMT website.

Institute of Technical Education (ITE)

The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) was established as a post-secondary institution in 1992, under the Ministry of Education. ITE is a principal provider of career and technical education and a key developer of national skills certification and standards, skilling Singapore for the future economy. It offers three key programmes:

  • Pre-Employment Training for youths after secondary education,
  • Continuing Education and Training for adult learners, and
  • Workplace Learning and Work-Study Programmes with employers

Under its ‘One ITE System, Three Colleges’ Governance Model, ITE has three Colleges – ITE College Central, ITE College East and ITE College West, each empowered to develop their own niches of excellence to enhance students’ success and the attractiveness of an ITE Education. 

For more information please visit the ITE website.

Ulster University

With over 5,000 students and approximately 180 academic staff, Ulster University Business School is the sixth largest business school in the UK and Ireland and works in partnership with businesses to educate the next generation of hospitality and tourism leaders. As a modern and forward-looking Business School, they deliver a wide range of high-quality courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, executive education and PhD programmes.

For more information please visit the Ulster University website.

Universidad Panamericana – Hospitality School

Universidad Panamericana is a private nonprofit research university founded in 1967, with three campuses in: Aguascalientes, Guadalajara and Mexico City. The university is made up of eight schools, with nearly 15,000 enrolled students in both undergraduate and graduate programs, and 2,600 faculty members. The Hospitality School was created in response to the need to train professionals for the management of services within the hospitality industry, capable of fostering an environment suitable for the person’s dignity, contributing to the improvement of the quality of services, raising human relations between the members of the institution and optimizing the organization and administrative procedures. The Hospitality School has two Bachelor Degrees: Hospitality Management (Guadalajara and Mexico City) and Gastronomy Business Management (Aguascalientes and Guadalajara), nine postgraduate programs (Masters and Specialisations Diplomas). They have strategic alliances with national and international universities and organizations such as the UN World Tourism Organization and the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Alliance by Institute Paul Bocuse.

For more information please visit the Universidad Panamericana website.

Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)

Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) is renowned for upholding international standards of excellence and sets the pace in the development of university education in Ecuador. Beyond imparting professional training, USFQ fosters an environment that promotes freethinking, innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship among its students. Its educational philosophy is deeply rooted in the principles of Liberal Arts, which encourages interdisciplinary learning and a holistic approach to education. The university fosters a sense of local collegiality and international diversity, creating a vibrant and inclusive community. By embracing diversity and providing a nurturing environment, USFQ empowers its students to thrive academically, intellectually, and personally.

For more information please visit the USFQ website.