Registered Private Accredited Institution
Western Hospitality Institute is registered with The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) with selected accredited programmes. The institution is also internationally institutionally accredited by The Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) located in the United Kingdom.
Western Hospitality Institute was formed out of the need to make Culinary Skills Training and Tourism programmes available to Jamaicans in September 1988. Most of our students did not have the necessary qualifications to access Tertiary Education in Jamaica. Upon successful completion of the WHI programme, these graduates were guaranteed partial scholarships to attend post-secondary programs at colleges and universities in the USA and Canada. However, depending on performance, a full scholarship could be achieved.
Since then, WHI has transcended certain academic barriers and has met the criteria of Registration & Accreditation with the University Council of Jamaica and today the institution is a registered tertiary institution offering some accredited programmes. Western Hospitality Institute also has international accreditation with ASIC - UK.
WHI has grown and so has its programmes. The institute now has three campuses across the island; Montego Bay, Negril and Mandeville offering Accredited programmes.
The School of Hospitality & Tourism Management- Academic Programmes 2008 - 2010
The Institute had started the development of a wide range of Certificates, Diplomas and Associate & Bachelors of Science Degrees. Some of these programmes were in collaboration with our International Affiliated Colleges and Universities.
This was done to meet the growing demand of the Tourism Industry, and to provide better access to Training and Education for persons working in the Tourism Industry.
“To develop and enhance the skills and academic capabilities of students and employees in the Hospitality, Tourism, and Business industries by providing them with educational opportunities both locally and overseas.”
Western Hospitality Institute Goals
Our main goal at WHI is to educate, and make training accessible for students and employees in the Tourism and Business industries. Our faculty members work very hard to maintain and uphold the institution’s standard and reinforce our motto, “Toil for Excellence.” Faculty members also work closely with local and international bodies in order to be kept abreast of current trends.