Kenya Utalii College enters new era through partnership with Accor Hotels


(Posted 27th May 2024)


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I am excited to share a significant milestone for Kenya’s tourism and hospitality sector. Today, we embark on an initiative to upgrade and revamp the curriculum of Kenya Utalii College, supported by the French Embassy in Kenya and Accor, under the esteemed patronage of the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism & Wildlife, Dr. Alfred Mutua. This effort will align the college’s training with global standards, greatly benefiting this beautiful country.


Hon. Dr. Alfred Mutua organized and attended a meeting at KICC, joined by the Principal Secretary, Tourism Mr. John Ololtuaa, H.E. Arnaud Suquet, French Ambassador to Kenya & Somalia, key figures from Accor, including Amar BELGAT, Vice President Talent and Culture for IMEAT, and Mayana Malik, Senior Vice President Talent & Culture Luxury & Lifestyle. Were also present executives from Utalii, Hon. wamatsi omusotsi david, Chairman and Mr. Peter M. Muindi, Director Academic Affairs.

Following this, we had a constructive meeting with my colleague Mbithe Wambua, Utalii executives, including Mr anthony mbehelo, Principal and CEO, and Mr. Muindi. A roadmap with concrete timelines and deliverables was set. This collaboration, met with enthusiasm, will provide Kenyan instructors with enhanced training, both locally and through international sessions. It will not only strengthen this beautiful nation’s educational framework but also impacts our continent. Together, we ensure Kenya Utalii College remains a symbol of pride and excellence.

Our goal is to generate a qualified workforce needed in Kenya, across the African continent, and beyond. We are all committed to supporting our graduates post-graduation, ensuring they are competitive and readily employable in the global hospitality industry.

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