Worldwide Cruise Terminals (WCT), manager and operator of Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, has signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Hong Kong University School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) programme and the University of Plymouth.
WCT will serve as an external member in the Academic Committee to provide industry input and expert advice for the development and enhancement of HKU’s new top-up degree programme, Bachelor of Science (Honours) Cruise Management, which is the first of its kind in Hong Kong, and will be launched in September 2018.
Worldwide Cruise Terminals (WCT) is a joint venture majority owned by Worldwide Flight Services (WFS).
Jeff Bent, Managing Director of Worldwide Cruise Terminals, said: “I would like to congratulate HKU SPACE and the University of Plymouth for launching this new top-up degree programme. It comes at an opportune time as the cruise industry in Asia reaches new heights, with cumulative annual growth of over 25% from 2013- 2017. As managers of the leading cruise facility in the Pearl River Delta, the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, Worldwide Cruise Terminals is glad to play a wider role in the continued growth of the cruise industry and ongoing enrichment of Hong Kong’s tertiary education.”
“We hope that our participation in the collaboration will help provide practical experience, greater insight and an enjoyable learning journey for students, and nurture world-class talent to further develop cruise tourism locally and abroad.” Bent added.
Fabienne Bricaud, Global Head of People at WFS, commented: “This is a great initiative by Worldwide Cruise Terminals and reinforces our corporate commitment to sharing our knowledge and expertise to help promote careers in our industry and to develop a new pool of talented people who recognise the importance of customer service, safety and security in everything they do.”