Wednesday 6 May, 2015


Ecole Hotelière Sir Gaëtan Duval
Phone: 4047200 or 4047205
Fax: 4658835 or 4658564
Email Address: hsmktg@intnet.mu
Website: www.mitd.mu/ehsgd

What started in a small house in Quatre-Bornes and then moved to a former hotel in Curepipe is now a reputed enterprise, recognised for its excellence in training for the tourism industry in the Indian Ocean area. Housed now in a stately building in Ebène, Réduit, Ecole Hôtelière Sir Gaëtan Duval (EHSGD) formerly Hotel School of Mauritius was founded in 1971 as a joint venture between the UNDP, ILO and the French Government, to train employees of the hotel/tourism industry.

The first students of EHSGD were awarded a certificate in either food production, food and beverage service or front office and housekeeping. The School came under the umbrella of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Tourism, andthen in 1989 when the Industrial and Vocational Training Board (IVTB) was created, EHSGD was placed under its management. In 1990, an agreement was signed between IVTB and the French Ministry of Education for a provision for technical training. With a view to serve the growing needs in the hospitality and tourism industry on both national and regional basis, the IVTB and the “Caisse Française de Développement” signed an agreement for the funding of a new school at Ebène in 1991.

The inauguration took place in December 1996, though EHSGD was fully operational from July that year
under the umbrella of the IVTB. It was in 1997 that a tourism department was created offering courses in Tourism at National Trade Certificate (NTC) Level 3. The introduction of the new NTC Level 2 courses in Leisure and Entertainment, Tourism Studies – Inbound and outbound followed by the launching of courses leading to the Diploma in Hotel Management and the Diploma in Tourism Management were added attractions.

In 1999, EHSGD launched the Apprenticeship Scheme and the NTC level 3 courses are being delivered
through this mode to meet increasing demand for trained staff with new hotels coming up in the tourism industry exercising a greater influence on the Mauritian economy. Two new antennas have been inaugurated at Pointe Jerome and Surinam in 2004 to meet the requirement of the new Hotels and IRS projects in the south where apprenticeship programmes are currently being run.

There is a vast array of award courses being dispensed on full time, part time and apprenticeship modes. Besides, approximately 50 short courses are being offered on part time evening mode. Ecole Hôtelière Sir Gaëtan Duval even offers customized modules to suit the needs of private organizations and individualson request. The Hotel and Tourism industry guarantees employment world wide to motivated persons.

Employment in international cruise lines and in foreign countries such as Dubai, Seychelles etc... currently exist. Affiliations and recognition from various foreign and local institutions offer possibility of further studies toour students.Quality of training delivered at EHSGD is constantly being monitored, course curricula is regularly reviewed, competencies of our trainers upgraded and ISO 9001-2000 procedures are strictly adhered to so as to ensure a better learning environment.

The Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD) was proclaimed and became operational on 16th November 2009. It has taken over the functions of the IVTB and part of the Technical School Management Trust Fund (TSMTF). The MITD is responsible for vocational training with a network of 15 training centres strategically located around the island.




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