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Professional Education and Training

Professional education and Training is dedicated to the next generation of skilled leaders and specialists. This task is implemented in the hotel industry at a national level by top local providers, by the industry's schools, as well as by the «Hotel&Gastro formation». Abroad, hotelleriesuisse works together with partner schools.

Professional education and training builds upon several years of professional experience. Most part-time programmes are designed to fit in alongside an occupation and deepen a person's professional knowledge. This allows for assuming greater professional responsibility and for taking over managerial functions within a business.

For more than 80 years, the «Hotel&Gastro formation» institution, which is supported in a socially-cooperative way, has coordinated and promoted vocational training within the industry. Different vocational examinations (for Federal PET diplomas) and higher professional examinations (for Advanced Federal PET diplomas) are offered and held. Furthermore, there is the opportunity of attending a federally recognised professional college or the Assocation's University of Applied Sciences.

Lifelong learning is therefore guaranteed by the high-quality continuous education programmes offered by hotelleriesuisse (the Swiss Hotel Assocation, SHA) and by the industry's schools and partner schools.