The NYU School of Professional Studies’ Jonathan M Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hospitality and Financial Technology Professionals (HFTP).
As per the agreement, the two organisations will jointly organise a 14-week class to help Tisch Center undergraduate and graduate students become more involved in HFTP initiatives.
Students will also get an opportunity to achieve a Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) certification from HFTP after passing an exam once they have successfully completed the class, a press release stated.
They will then have four years’ time to meet the hospitality experience requirement as defined on the CHTP application to attain full certification status, the release said.
Also, NYUSPS will start an NYU HFTP student chapter and appoint an HFTP faculty adviser who will teach the class and oversee programme offerings.
Nicolas Graf, associate dean of the Jonathan M Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, said,"We are delighted that through our agreement with HFTP, we will be able to offer our students additional educational and credentialing opportunities in areas that are driving forces in the hospitality industry."
"Receiving a hospitality designation from HFTP is a good way for students to jump-start their professional careers in hospitality," said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe. "HFTP's certification programs are globally recognised for setting industry standards for hospitality finance and technology."