The Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (THTI) was founded in 1997 to address the need for trained professionals in the growing tourism and hospitality industries. A definite priority, as the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago sought to compete in a globally competitive market, alongside other Caribbean islands.
In 2006, THTI fully implemented the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Caribbean Tourism Learning Systems (CTLS) Core Curriculum programme. This allowed the alignment of courses with those taught at other institutions throughout the region. It would facilitate students to seamlessly transfer between tourism training organizations, but more importantly, offers a wider, range of opportunities for employment.
The granting of accreditation status means that THTI has been evaluated and found to meet or exceed Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) criteria of educational quality. It also means that THTI is a GATE approved institution. Our Associate degree graduates are able to further their studies anywhere in the world. In 2009, THTI became the first indigenous Tobago institution to be registered with the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT). In 2014 THTI was awarded Institutional Accreditation. Presently, THTI continues to be among the list of approved and accredited institutions in Trinidad & Tobago. The Institution continues to improve its standard as it seeks to fulfill its mandate to the tourism and hospitality industry. To find out more Trinidad & Tobago’s accredited institutions, please visit http://www.actt.org.tt/
To be the catalyst for change, the gateway to hospitality and the hub for all tourism training and certification programmes in Tobago.
To develop human resource capacities for the Tourism Industry by providing relevant programmes and courses, being a repository of information for the industry; using high quality teaching staff, state–of–the–art infrastructure and facilities and proving quality services within a professional and hospitable environment.
Board of Directors
Alison Williams (Chairman)
Levis Guy – Obiakor
Joanna Moses- Wothke – Dean of Academic Services
Nadia Lewis MBA, BSc – Manager of Financial Services
Jacqueline Panda – Manager of Human Resources
Keymer Whitlock – Manager of Maintenance
Chantelle Melville – Manager of Library Services
Trisha Bacchus – Manager of Restaurant Services
Jecoliah Mc Intosh – Manager of Quality
Bernadine Thomas MSc, BSc – Dean of Student Services
The Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (THTI) is a training institute for the tourism and hospitality sector in Tobago. Its mission is to develop the human resource capacities for the tourism industry, by providing relevant programmes and courses, being a repository of information for the industry, using high quality teaching staff, state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities, and providing quality service within a professional and hospitable environment.