The Adelaide-based International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) has been acquired by Australasian vocational and higher education provider UP Education.
UP education completed the acquisition of the hospitality training provider ICHM from Australia’s Charles Darwin University (CDU).
Reflecting on the acquisition, Natalie Simmons, the CEO of ICHM, expressed her confidence in the ability of UP Education to support the growth and ongoing success of the institution into its future.
Simmonds said: “With extensive experience with international student recruitment, UP Education can support ICHM and its focus on continued student growth.
“UP Education has given the ICHM leadership team confidence in a shared vision for the future, and with their support we can continue to build on our mission to be at the forefront of hospitality education by equipping our students with the knowledge, skills and professionalism for their future careers.”
ICHM legacy in hospitality training attractive to UP Education
The International College of Hotel Management has provided higher education for those seeking employment in the hotel and hospitality sectors for over 30 years, and is Australia’s only Swiss Hotel Association-affiliated school.
The institution has produced over 3000 graduates from 88 countries, who are now in employment all over the world.
Its purchaser, UP Education, currently has 34 campuses across Australasia along with 14 global recruitment hubs, through which 11,500 students graduate annually.
Mark Rushworth, CEO of UP Education, recognised the strength and excellent reputation of ICHM, and assured that “UP Education is well aligned to support ICHM as it continues to deliver hospitality excellence in the Australian market.”
Professor Simon Maddocks, the Vice-Chancellor of CDU, likewise sounded an optimistic note for the future of ICHM.
“The acquisition by UP Education at this time of growth will assist ICHM as it continues to attract students in an increasingly competitive education environment.”
Pic: ICHM website
Josephine Walbank is a reporter for Global Education Times (GET News) with a focus on education in the UK, Asia-Pacific, and Americas, and student experience and lifestyle news.
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