Uganda Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (HTTI)

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The Uganda Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (UHTTI) - Jinja

 

 www.uhtti.ac.ug

 

About us  

 

The Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (HTTI) started in mid of 1980’s after a feasibility study under the project UNDP/ILO/UG/30

 

The institute was established at Fairway Hotel in Kampala in 1989 as a pilot school under the ILO/UNDP. When Fairway Hotel was repossessed by its original owners in 1991, ILO/UNDP pulled out of the project, leaving it entirely to the Government of Uganda.

 

Government enacted Statute No.14 0f September 1994 that established the present Hotel and Tourism Training Institute and transferred the former Crested Crane Hotel and all its assets to the new Institute. The Statute commenced in 1994, and the institute resumed training in mid 1996 at Crested Crane Hotel in Jinja, 80kms East of Kampala, with a new management under Ministry of Wild Life and Antiquities, later Ministry of, Tourism, Trade and industry.

 

The statute however, was repealed by section 130, sub– section 1 and 2 of the Universities and other Tertiary  Institution Act, April 2001 that commenced on the 6th April 2001.The Hotel and Tourism Training Institute,  fully  Owned by the Uganda Government,  was in 1998 transferred to the Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES) as its line Ministry.

 

 In November 2007, following Cabinet directive, HTTI was again transferred back to the Ministry of Tourism Trade and Industries as its parent Ministry. It is now under the new Ministry of Tourism Wildlife and Heritage

 

MANDATE

The Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (HTTI) is mandated to:-

  1. Organize and conduct courses in Tourism, Hotel management and catering and to make provision for advancement, transmission and preservation of knowledge.
  2. Conduct examination and grant certificates, Diplomas and other higher awards of the Institute.
  3. Consult and cooperate with anybody or organization in or outside Uganda having similar functions.

 

VISION

 

The leading hands on trainer in Uganda of highly skilled workforce for the Hospitality industry.

 

MISSION

 

To produce highly skilled and competent workforce for the national and International hospitality industry.

 

TRAINING  PROGRAMS

 

  1. DIPLOMA COURSES

Course                                                                                           Duration                     Intake

i. Diploma in Hotel Management (DHM)                             3 years.                      September

ii. Diploma in Tourism Management (DTM)                       2 years.                            “

iii. Diploma in Pastry and Bakery (DPB)                              2 years.                            “

 

Objective

To equip the students through specialized training, with requisite knowledge and skills in Hotel Management, Tourism Management, and pastry and Bakery for the hospitality industry.

 

minimum requirements

The minimum entry requirements for admission to ordinary diploma programs are:

  1. a)Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 passes.

Or

  1. b)Uganda Advanced certificate of Education (UACE) with 1 Principal pass and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.

 

Or

  1. c)A certificate from a recognized Institute in related course together with a UCE certificate.

 

 

2. SUPERVISORY CERTIFICATE COURSES:

 

DURATION: ONE SEMSTER

 Courses

i. Front office Supervision (FOS)

ii. Food production Supervision (FPS)

iii. Housekeeping (HKS)

iv. Food and Beverages Service Supervision (FBSS)

 

objective

To equip employees in the Industry with supervisory skills in the relevant area of specialization.

 

minimum requirements

Basic certificate in hotel operations/catering from a recognized related institution. Written recommendation from the current employer if already employed in the industry.

 

3. BASIC CERTIFICATE COURSE:  APRIL AND SEPTEMBER INTAKE

DURATION; ONE YEAR

 

 Courses

i. Hotel operations (BCHO) – Day and Evening

ii. Tour guiding and Driving (TGD) - Day & Evening

 

Objective

To impart the trainees with the necessary basic knowledge and skills in Hotel and Tourism operations as well as shaping their attitudes as required by the hospitality and tourism Industry.

 

Minimum Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for admission to an ordinary certificate program is a Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 3 passes obtained at the same sitting.

 

 

4. IN-SERVICE CERTIFICATE COURSE:

 

DURATION ONE SEMESTER

Target group: Industry staffs that have not had formal training in the hospitality Operations but must have “O” level certificate.

 

Courses

  1. Rooms Division (INS-RD)
  2. Food and beverage service (INS F&BS)
  3. Food Production (INS-FP)

 

Objective

To equip the untrained employees with the lacking theory knowledge and fine-tune their skills acquired on the job training.

 

Minimum requirements:

 

At least “O” level certificate

To be already employed in the industry

 

5.  SHORT COURSES

 

Duration:- 1 week – 3 months

i. Food production

ii. Front office

iii. Food and beverage service

iv. Driving skills

v. Management and leadership skills

vi. Culinary art and food safety

vii. Entrepreneurship skills

viii. Pastry and Bakery

 

6. TAILOR MADE COURSES

 

 These are tailored according to the need of the student

  

 

 ADMISSIONS

 

Admissions to HTTI for all applicants follow stipulated procedures set by National Council for Higher Education.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

 

Private sponsorship

 

Eligible candidates fill in the application form at the institute after meeting all the academic requirements.

Government Sponsorship

 

 GRADUATION

The Institute organizes annual graduations. Our sixth graduation was held in April 2011 where over 500 graduands received Diplomas and Certificates in different displines of Hotel and Tourism

 

THE HOTEL

 

The Crested Crane Hotel is the application Hotel of The Hotel and Tourism Institute. It has long and outstanding history of hosting very important persons (VIPs) with classic services.

It is set in a tranquil environment away from humdrum of the city ideal for retreats, weekend get a ways for families and couples.

 

FACILITIES

1. 35 self contained guest rooms

2. Conference facilities (ranging from 30 to 200 sitting capacity).

3. Spacious Gardens for functions like:

  • Wedding Receptions
  • Music concerts
  • Other parties

4. Spacious Restaurant offering a variety of menus

5. Ample parking space.

6. Also offers special packages for honey mooners.

7. Internet connection for business guests

8. Crested safaris tours and travel offering:

  • Wild life safaris
  • Eco-tourism sites safaris
  • Hiking safaris to Mt. Elgon and Mt.Rwenzori  national park
  • Gorilla tours, gorilla tracking in Bwindi  etc

 

For more information contact:

 

Institute                                                                                Hotel

The Academic Registrar                                                 The Hotel Manager

P.O. Box 444, Jinja-Uganda                                         P.O. Box 444, Jinja-Uganda

Tel: 0434121954                                                              Tel: 0434121954

Mob: 0772660789 or 0772649898                                 Mob: 0752638361 or 0775420761

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Our Mandate

To formulate and implement policies, strategies, plans and programs that promote tourism, wildlife and cultural heritage conservation for socio-economic development and transformation of the country.

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Our Vision

Sustainable tourism, wildlife and cultural heritage contributing to the transformation of the Ugandan society from a peasant to a modern and prosperous one.

Our Mission

To develop and promote tourism, wildlife and cultural heritage resources for enhancement of Uganda as a Preferred tourist destination, with accelerated sector contribution to the national economy.

How to find us

Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities

P. O. Box 4241 Kampala

Rwenzori Towers 2nd Floor

Plot 6 Nakasero Road.

Kampala, Uganda.

Phone: +256 414 561 700