Thames College: Ideal choice for the next-generation

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Thames College CEO/Head of Academics Sanju Dissanayake, when asked to elaborate on the benefits of studying at Thames stated, “At Thames College, we believe in offering our students a variety of opportunities to help them discover their true passion and ultimate potential. We create an enjoyable atmosphere of learning and development through a series of student centered programs, events and activities. In addition, the college offers flexible lecture schedules in order to assist working students in balancing their employment and academic schedules.” She further stated, “Thames College has been engaged in nurturing minds through a rich heritage of academic excellence. Fundamentally it is a hub of bustling student activities, and has been a second-home to several students in their journey to challenge the new era. Established in March 2010, we are today one of the premier colleges providing high-quality professional training and certification in the fields of Tourism, Travel and Hospitality in collaboration with the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) UK, the world’s leading specialist hospitality and tourism professional body. Offering a truly unique, industry-focused learning pathway, we provide the highest qualification standards through our strong relationship with CTH-UK.” “We achieved the largest key center status for CTH-UK in Sri Lanka by our uncompromised commitment to quality and the outstanding academic performance of our students. Furthermore, this esteemed institute has been accredited by CTH-UK in order to establish a world-class network of professional education.” Commenting on the focus of the College, she affirmed, “The introduction of the new value additions to restructure the current curriculums in order to improve the infrastructure by upgrading the teaching and learning environment, overall development of the students has always been the focal point at Thames College. Recognising the need for highly trained manpower resources, In-house programs in the form of workshops, career guidance programs, student counseling to assist students to balance personal life and study, time management and leadership skills programs are designed to instill the proper attitude needed for success in career and society.” Giving an insight into the value-addition provided by Thames, she stressed, “We provide internships to our students in the tourism and hospitality sectors with strict screening carried out through selection interviews held at our college. As a result, the institute enjoys an unsurpassed reputation in corporate circles, being the preferred manpower source for organisations across industrial sectors not only in Sri Lanka but overseas as well.” She affirmed the mission/vision of Thames College thus, “We are at the forefront today as the perfect choice for those in the hospitality and tourism industry to reach higher management levels and for individuals who are willing to get into the industry to study and gain professionalism. The vision of Thames is to be the education provider of choice in the SAARC region therefore; the Institute is working on a mission to produce Hospitality and Tourism professionals of international repute who are academically sound and practically relevant to cater to the need of the growing tourism industry worldwide.” For further information, log onto