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ICHM showcases new breed of business changemakers

26 May 2022

Leading hospitality school launches ICHM Changemakers inaugural publication to propel the provider into a new future-focused era.

Australia’s top hospitality school, ICHM, is reinventing itself to educate a new breed of thinkers.

Its new education offering and brand is focused on developing the business changemakers of tomorrow.

ICHM forms part of UP Education, a leading Australasian Higher Education and VET provider.

The pivot from hospitality-specific to a broader business focus will see the Adelaide-based higher education provider deliver leading-edge bachelor’s degrees in Business, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Marketing.

ICHM’s educational offering will flex across multiple in-demand categories and blend online with real-time learning to connect with both the domestic and international student market – giving students the opportunity to learn anywhere, anytime.

“The Lipman family started ICHM to challenge and change the way students were being educated, to develop the industry professionals of tomorrow. Now almost 30 years later with this same mindset we are continuing their legacy, delivering education, not for the now, but for the tomorrow,” says Craig Jones, UP Education CEO Australia.

“The speed of change in today’s world needs a new mindset. The new ICHM is here to embrace this disruption – it’s a place of learning where optimism and invention are the best tools to get ready for success, where traditional thinking is challenged, and real-world skills needed for the future are shaped.”

The new future-focused educational direction of ICHM is harnessed in the ICHM Changemakers, an inaugural publication featuring the top tier of alumni revolutionising the hotel and hospitality business industry.

The ICHM Changemakers tells the inspiring stories of 17 exceptional alumni who are thriving in executive roles across the globe – including Australia, Dubai, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the United Kingdom and beyond.

Among the top ICHM alumni is Lavin Samtani, Director of Food and Beverage at Hotel ICON, leading hotel in Hong Kong, and Mellissa Pitt-Chalmers, Vice President of Global Sales (Europe, Middle East & Africa) for Fortune 500 company Marriott International.

“The ICHM Changemakers signals a new era for ICHM, building on its strength as one of Australia’s top educators as it evolves from a specialist in the business of hospitality to a new-breed business school inspiring new-breed thinkers. The publication shows that ICHM alumni are moulded with work and world ready skills and the ability to constantly evolve with the ever-changing world,” says Craig Jones.

“As we usher in the next generation of changemakers, ICHM will be implementing a hybrid educator model, mix technical learning with practical experience, build externships, internships and work-integrated learning into all programmes, and collaborate with industry networks globally to balance known practice with emerging influences.”

To find out more about ICHM, visit the ICHM website.

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