Niagara Catholic, in collaboration with the College of Hospitality and Tourism at Niagara University, is has announced the establishment of a hospitality and tourism academy at the Niagara Falls junior/senior high school. Students accepted into the program will gain an understanding of the hospitality and tourism profession, as well as industry experience.
In addition, Niagara Catholic students have the ability to graduate with up to one year of college course work completed.
Niagara Catholic President/Principal Ronald Buggs said, "This is an excellent opportunity for our students to gain first-hand experience and knowledge in that multibillion-dollar worldwide industry, as well as one that continues to grow in Western New York. We are excited about the program and collaboration with Niagara University."
Dr. Gary D. Praetzel, Dean of Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, said, "This partnership enhances the success and marketability of Niagara Catholic students. Before enrolling at NU, these students will already be part of our program through completing NU course work and working with our faculty. Moreover, they will know before joining us that hospitality and tourism is their right career choice and will already have excellent real world work experiences."
Students and families who would like more information should call Niagara Catholic at 716-283-8771, email [email protected], or attend the school's open house on Sunday, Oct. 6, (from 3-5 p.m.), or Monday, Oct. 7 (5-7 p.m.). Niagara Catholic is located at 520 66th St., Niagara Falls.