Dusit Thani College has unveiled an ambitious skills development initiative called the Dusit Hospitality Academy (DHA) at its Bangkok and Pattaya campuses aimed at raising the bar for excellence in the service industry.
“As the oldest and largest (hotel) school in Thailand, we have produced over 10,000 hospitality and culinary graduates who have gone on to work in hotels in Thailand and all around the world. Being owned by Dusit Thani hotels, we are uniquely influenced by the needs of the industry. That means from a top-down approach, our curriculum is often dictated by industry requirements,” shared John Lohr, executive director, external affairs, Dusit Thani College.
Although previously focusing on traditional formats like Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, he shared that the college has responded to industry needs by creating, under the DHA, “new programmes that are designed to give short bite-sized knowledge and training in skills development to deliver talents faster” to hospitality businesses.
Currently offering four courses – Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, Restaurant Service, and Hotel Service – the academy is suited for individuals from varied backgrounds, including those who aspire to enter the service industry or those already in hospitality seeking career advancement opportunities.
They can adopt DHA’s proven curriculum and receive comprehensive train-the-trainer services from the Dusit Thani College team. This innovative approach ensures that organisations can attract and retain top-tier talents while nurturing their professional growth.
At present, the DHA is operated on Dusit Thani College premises in the Srinakarin area. However, a dedicated facility for the DHA is in the works, which will be situated in the heart of Bangkok.
Established in 1993 under the leadership of Thanpuying Chanut, Dusit Hospitality Education (DHE), the educational arm of the Dusit Thani Group, was founded with the mission of delivering top-tier hospitality education to contribute significantly to the broader industry.
Presently, DHE oversees various scholastic institutions, including Dusit Thani College with campuses in Bangkok and Pattaya, Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School in Bangkok, and The Food School based in Bangkok.