A Toast to Excellence: HWTC Honors Graduates

Jun 27, 2024
HWTC Graduation 2024

The Hospitality Workers Training Centre (HWTC) held its quarterly graduation ceremony on June 22, marking the successful completion of its training program by a new cohort of participants. The event brought together graduates, staff, and industry professionals to celebrate the accomplishments of the newest HWTC alumni.

HWTC staff opened the ceremony with words of pride and encouragement for the graduates, commending their dedication throughout the rigorous training process. The program equipped participants with essential skills and knowledge for success in the dynamic hospitality industry.

The highlight of the afternoon was the certificate presentation. Graduates took the stage one by one, receiving their certificates to enthusiastic applause from peers and HWTC team members. This moment symbolized both the culmination of their hard work and the beginning of promising careers.

Two respected hospitality employers, Georgia Sanderson and Rik Ocvirk, delivered inspiring speeches, sharing their personal journeys of advancement within the industry. As the Director of Human Resources at Hyatt Regency Toronto, Georgia stressed the importance of continuous learning and adaptability. While Ryk, Vice President, The Distillery Restaurants Corporation, emphasized growth opportunities and the potential for leadership roles through dedication and passion.

The ceremony concluded with a networking session, allowing graduates to connect with industry professionals, HWTC staff, and fellow alumni. This provided a fitting end to an afternoon of celebration and community building.

As these new graduates embark on their careers, they carry not only the skills and knowledge gained from the HWTC program but also the confidence to make significant contributions to the hospitality industry. The ceremony served as both a celebration of individual achievements and a testament to the guidance provided by HWTC facilitators and staff.

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