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About TTHTI

“Welcome to TTHTI! Our Institute is the home of a range of hospitality programmes and boasts the only Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Management in the Caribbean.

The Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute is an accredited training organization based in Chaguaramas, Trinidad. It was established in 1967 and is one of the largest hospitality training centres in the Caribbean. The school offers degrees and certificate programmes for local, regional and international students.

Our curriculum ensures students graduate with a strong business foundation and a real understanding of industry complexities and demands.  We have helped many to launch successful careers in the exciting global industries of hospitality and tourism. Learn more about our Institute, its services and it programmes to get your career going today.

Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

To develop for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry, human resources capable of delivering quality products and services at international standards of excellence.

Vision Statement

We are a world class hospitality and tourism education and training institution producing outstanding graduates for the global market place.

Our History

The Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute is located in Chaguaramas, in the northwestern peninsula of Trinidad. The view from the Institute is that of the Gulf of Paria, a large body of water and peaceful host to all manner of sea traffic. The Institute’s early history did not mirror this peaceful view, having begun as a hospital for the Americans during their occupation of Chaguaramas, which was a military base during World War II. 

The location came into the possession of the Americans in 1941 and became host to a garrison of 20,000 troops, making it the largest military base outside of American soil. All in all, the Americans stationed some 130,000 men here during and after the war years, until 1967. Click in time icons to discover our history through the years

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  • THE 1980s

     With the subsequent disbanding of the IDC, the school was placed under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, and a Board of Directors was appointed to govern its daily operations. This structural change inspired a name change and the school became known as  The Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality Training Institute.

  • The 1990s

     In 1996, the name underwent another change, becoming The Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (TTHTI) – a name that more fully reflected the scope of the Institute’s products and services and its place within the hospitality and tourism industry.

  • Mrs Nalini Paul

    Deputy Director

    Assists the Executive Director in the effective implementation of the stratigic plan of the Insitute.

  • Mr. Andrew Phillips, FCCA, BSc

    Financial Controller

    Ensures the effective and efficient management of all financial, accounting and administrative activities in the organization.

  • Mr. Delano Ribeiro, MBA, BSc, CHE

    Head, Academic Division (Ag)

    Responsible for all aspects of administration of the faculty and staff in the division and for quality delivery of programmes /courses in the organization.

  • Ms. Ingrid John, LLB (Hons), BSc Bus Admin, BSc Hosp Mgmt, Dip Hosp Mgmt

    Registrar

    Responsible for the administration of all student admissions, student records and reporting, records processing, grade reporting, degree audits, and recruiting, as well as the storage, maintenance, and security of academic records.

  • Ms. Marina Ramjohn, BCom, CHE

    Programme Head, Tourism Department

    Oversees the Tourism Department and instructs students in the curriculum of the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute.

  • Ms. Michelle John, BSc (Hons), CHE

    Programme Head, Culinary Department (Theory)

    Responsible for providing student instruction in accordance with approved curriculum guidelines and required programme standards, and providing academic advisement to students of the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute.

  • Ms. Mignon Walters, BSc, CHE

    Programme Head - General Education Department, Academic Division

    Oversees the General Education Department and instructs students in one or more subjects in the curriculum of the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute.

  • Mr. Delano Ribeiro, MBA, BSc, CHE

    Programme Head – Food and Beverage Department

    Oversees the Food and Beverage Department and instructs students in one or more subjects in the curriculum of the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute. 

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    Mrs. Cheryl-Ann Shortt-Charles, BSc, CHE

    Programme Head - Culinary Department (Practical)

    Responsible for providing student instruction in accordance with approved curriculum guidelines and required programme standards.

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    Ms. Jala Bernard

    Manager - Student Services

    Supervises the provision of the vital support services that the students require in order to assist them in achieving their academic goals.

  • brasnell

    Ms. Andrea Brasnell, MSc

    Manager -Training and Development

    Responsible for the development and implementation of training programmes to meet the needs of the industry.

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    Mrs. Tamara Ribeiro-Bailey, BBA (Hons)

    Manager - Human Resources

    Responsible for the coordination of the various aspects of Human Resource Management at TTHTI towards maximizing employee satisfaction and the achievement of the Institue's objectives.

     

  • Mr. Patrick Warren, Cert. IT

    Manager - Information Technology Department

    Maintains all IT systems for students, faculty and administration staff.

  • Mrs. Susan Loubon-Pantin

    Manager - Finance Department

    Performs accounting work following prescribed procedures and internal controls and assists the Financial Controller in all matters relating to finance in the organization.

  • Mr. Peter Corbie MSc

    Manager - Marketing and Customer Service 

    Responsible for the development and external marketing of TTHTI in accordance with the Institute’s strategic plan.

Management

Our Institute’s management consists of a team of widely experienced and trained professionals. Click on icons below to learn more.

Faculty

TTHTI boasts a cadre of trained professionals who are on the cutting edge of trends within the industry. Undoubtedly, our faculty is the biggest asset of the Institute.

All our faculty members possess a sound academic background and extensive practical experience in the industry. Living up to the Institute’s mission, their lessons combine theoretical education with practical training, preparing the students to successfully deliver “quality at international standards of excellence”.

To contact any of our faculty or members of staff, please refer to our campus directory.

Affiliations

Our Institute has established a number of Articulation Agreements between the Trinidad & Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute and selected educational establishments. These are designed to facilitate the efficient and smooth incorporation of TTHTI graduates into these Institutions of higher learning. For more information please contact our administration office.

  • Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School

    BMIHMS will award a block credit of eight (8) units into the Bachelor of Business (International Hotel and Resort Management) (IHRM) or the Bachelor of Business (International Event Management) (IEM) programs to students who have graduated from the following programs at Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute

    • Culinary Management Associate Degree
    • Food and Beverage Management Associate Degree
    • Hospitality Management Associate Degree
    • Tourism Management Associate Degree

    Upon successful completion of two terms of study (8 units) plus one 6-month internship students would be eligible for the relevant Associate Degree from BMIHMS. Upon successful completion of four terms of study (16 units) plus two 6-month internships students would be eligible for the relevant Bachelor Degree from BMIHMS.

  • University of the West Indies

    Requirements for Credit Transfer
    Associate Degree
    G.P.A. 3.0 or higher
    Eligible to transfer to Level 2 of the UWI three year degree programme

    Articulation signed November 29th 2000

  • Johnson & Wales University

    Requirements for Credit Transfer
    Associate Degree
    Minimum - Grade C

    Articulation signed November 2000, and May 2001

  • Mount Saint Vincent University

    Students who have completed the Associate Degree in Tourism Management or the Associate Degree in Hospitality Management or the Associate Degree in Food and Beverage Management may be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management degree at MSVU. Students must meet the requirements for admission for transfer students described in the MSVU calendar

    Graduates of the Associate Degree in Tourism Management or the Associate Degree in Hospitality Management or the Associate Degree in Food and Beverage Management who are admitted to MSVU will be granted a maximum of 50% of degree requirements as transfer credit toward the Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management Degree at MSVU.

    Articulation signed July 3rd 2001

  • Kendall College

    TTHTI undergraduate students will fulfill requirements for the A.A.S. at TTHTI. TTHTI students will apply for admission and enroll at Kendall College for the last two years or until the requirements of each study of programme have been completed. The completion of each programme at Kendall is inclusive of an internship.

    TTHTI A.A.S. graduates will be offered a 10% tuition reduction.