We have asked the question to those who are in the best position to answer: our students!
For me, the ITHQ is more than just a school.
It’s true: the ITHQ is not a school like any other. It is the only school in Canada to offer vocational, technical, and university programs all under one roof. It is also 1 hotel school, 2 restaurants, 1 bar, 2 research units, 1 centre of expertise for the industry, and much more.
Above all, it is a living environment that brings together passionate people who want to make a difference. Here, hospitality, concern for others, openness, and kindness are values that are embodied on a daily basis.
The teaching approach is super personalized and the teachers are all so inspiring!
The ITHQ relies on the expertise of more than 120 instructors, the vast majority of whom are already part of the industry. As passionate about their profession as about transmitting their skills, our instructors are 100% committed to the success of their students. The mentor-mentee relationship they develop with their students often continues beyond their graduation. It is not uncommon for our graduates to keep in touch with their professors once they become part of the industry and keep benefiting from their advice when needed.
No two days are alike – always a different 9 to 5!
Those who choose to work in the field of tourism, hotel management, and restaurant services often do so for a good reason: it moves fast! And things are also moving at our school: between a sustainable development project in a downtown hotel, an organic wine fair, a visit to the museum, an international hotel innovation competition, and nearly 100 000 people visiting us every year, it’s impossible to get bored!
People who come to study at the ITHQ sure love to learn and are not afraid of challenges.
It is just as well since the ITHQ’s vocational and technical programs are enhanced by internships and educational content that go beyond the requirements of the Ministry. Through the programs Signature ITHQ, our students see and experiment more than the average. Which also means that a combined diploma will give them a big leg up when it comes to standing out in the industry.
You learn so much more when you have the chance to experiment on your own.
The ITHQ offers you the chance to be in the thick of things from day one of your training, with many practical courses involving real customers.
Studying at the ITHQ also means having access to a vast network of contacts that extends well beyond the borders of Québec. By offering internships as part of all programs and partners such as Fairmont, Accor, Marriott, Club Med, and Relais & Châteaux, the ITHQ gives you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience before you even enter the workforce.
The ITHQ is a big family!
The ITHQ is a small school with a big heart. Everyone knows each other here, and the educational approach is person-centred. This is the best place to develop close connections with the ITHQ family, a network that will follow you throughout your career. Studying at the ITHQ is not only about learning a trade, it’s also about being part of a vibrant and friendly community, just like our industry!
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