Future-Proofing Careers: SHATEC’s Orchard Campus Paves The Way For Upskilling In Singapore’s Hospitality Industry

Opening of SHATEC Orchard

VIPs launching SHATEC Orchard (From left: Mr Lim Boon Kwee, Ms Margaret Heng, Ms Dawn Teo, Mr Kenneth Li, Ms Melissa Ow, Ms Jeanne Ng, Ms Ong Huey Hong, Mr Vincent Tan)

Singapore, 26 February 2024 – Amidst the current surge in retrenchment rates in Singapore, the call for companies and employees to prioritise upskilling has become more crucial than ever. Recognising the recurrent impact of economic challenges on the job market, investing in employee training is not just a corporate responsibility but a strategic necessity.

Addressing the industry's needs, SHATEC, Singapore's leading hospitality school, stands ready to equip professionals with the right skillsets through a diverse range of industry-specific short courses, professional certificates, and top-notch programs tailored for early to mid-career working individuals.

Following the successful launch of its Orchard campus on 15 January 2024, SHATEC, the International Hotel and Tourism School (Singapore), is thrilled to announce the commencement of professional training and lifestyle programmes at its satellite campus, SHATEC Orchard. This new campus aims to help both leisure learners and professionals acquire the skills they need to stay relevant in their careers, especially in these challenging times.

Ms. Melissa Ow, Chief Executive of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), graced the event and commended SHATEC's strategic move to establish its presence at Tourism Court, underscoring its pivotal role in supporting the advancement of the tourism workforce's capabilities. She emphasized the importance of Continuing Education and Training (CET) in nurturing talent within the industry, recognizing adult learners as essential contributors to the sector's success.

Echoing STB's commitment to sustainability and workforce development, Ms. Ow highlighted the array of programs offered at SHATEC Orchard tailored to adult workers. These include specialized courses in Sustainable Food Production and Design, and Carbon Footprint Management, aligned with STB's Sustainable Tourism Jobs & Skills Roadmap. Importantly, these programs aim to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in a dynamic and sustainable tourism sector.

Spanning over 8,000 square feet, SHATEC Orchard boasts cutting-edge facilities including two demonstration studios and four seminar rooms, emblematic of SHATEC's unwavering commitment to talent development within the hospitality and culinary domains. Through its REimagined Authentic Learning approach, the campus offers a diverse range of meticulously curated courses, providing professionals with the flexibility to upskill seamlessly amid their busy lifestyles.

Mr. Lim Boon Kwee, CEO of SHATEC, emphasized the institution's dedication to shaping the future of hospitality and tourism education. He remarked, "SHATEC Orchard marks a significant stride towards redefining industry standards and fostering a culture of continuous learning and innovation."

With the launch of SHATEC Orchard, individuals aspiring to excel in the tourism sector now have access to unparalleled educational opportunities aimed at equipping them with the requisite skills and knowledge to thrive in an ever-evolving industry landscape. Seize this opportunity and make upskilling your priority with CLASS @SHATEC today.

For more information on CLASS @SHATEC, visit our website here.



 SHATEC was set up in 1983 by the Singapore Hotel Association to equip Singapore’s hospitality industry with a skilled workforce. Since then, SHATEC has distinguished itself as arguably Singapore’s most recognised hospitality management school with many of its 40,000 strong alumni in more than 20 countries helming key positions in the hospitality and tourism industry.

It is a strong advocate of creative teaching methods. Lessons and programmes at SHATEC are further enhanced by exposing learners to experiential learning that is as close to a working environment as possible. Students also reap the benefit of interacting with local and international instructors and guest speakers who eagerly share a wealth of knowledge in their respective fields and impart important people-to-people skills gleaned from experience.

Besides nurturing young minds and talents, SHATEC is also a key player in preparing career switchers and mature workers to join the hospitality industry. As the industry school, it offers a myriad of programmes and workshops to upskill practitioners in the hospitality industry.

SHATEC’s newly launched SHATEC Orchard campus at Singapore Tourism Court has an exciting repertoire of professional and lifestyle programs.

Our Professional Series is thoughtfully designed to equip learners with the expertise and competencies to excel in your hospitality and/or food services industry careers, fostering a strong sense of confidence and competence.

For those with a passion for lifestyle learning, we offer a diverse range of courses, from the art of cooking and baking to the sophistication of wine appreciation and more, our Lifestyle Series provides you with the opportunity to turn those dreams into lifelong skills through Reimagined Authentic Learning.

Discover your REAL passion with SHATEC Orchard today!

For more information on SHATEC Orchard, visit our website here.