Our Partners

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute

Established in 1953, the Educational Institute, one of the finest nonprofit member benefits of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, is the premier source for delivering quality hospitality education, training and professional certification that serves the needs of hospitality schools and industries worldwide.
The Educational Institute continues to meet and exceed its education and training mission by providing materials for all levels of hospitality personnel via: online learning, distance learning courses, videos, seminars, textbooks, and study guides.
Professional certification from the Educational Institute is the ultimate distinction of professional excellence for the hospitality industry. The Educational Institute certifies and validates competencies in conjunction with academia and industry experts for over 35 positions in the hospitality industry; designations from front-line to general manager, including the prestigious CHA – the Certified Hotel Administrator.
The Educational Institute extends its reputation around the globe to serve the needs of learning institutions and hotel organizations through more than 90 licensed affiliates in 54 countries. The Educational Institute also has an official office located in India, and holds exclusive Hospitality Education Program (HEP) license agreements in 45 countries connecting the Educational Institutes research and expertise to hospitality operations throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. EIs 2010 audited financial statements and 2009 FORM 990 , “Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax,” provides details of its operations and financial positions.

Board of Trustees :

AH&LA board consists of 83 members. In addition, the following organizations are non-voting members, but important advisors to the AH&LA board: Hospitality Financial & Technical Professionals (HFTP), Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA), and the National Restaurant Association (NRA).



The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 280 airlines or 83% of total air traffic. IATA support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.
IATA’s mission is to represent, lead, and serve the airline industry.

Representing the airline industry :

We improve understanding of the air transport industry among decision makers and increase awareness of the benefits that aviation brings to national and global economies. Advocating for the interests of airlines across the globe, we challenge unreasonable rules and charges, hold regulators and governments to account, and strive for sensible regulation.

Leading the airline industry :

For over 70 years, we have developed global commercial standards upon which the air transport industry is built. Our aim is to assist airlines by simplifying processes and increasing passenger convenience while reducing costs and improving efficiency.

Serving the airline industry :

We help airlines to operate safely, securely, efficiently, and economically under clearly defined rules. Professional support is provided to all industry stakeholders with a wide range of products and expert services. Our Brand Values define what we value and how we behave to help us deliver the IATA mission and vision. We all have different personalities, styles and areas of expertise, are at different levels of the organization, and play different roles. But you will recognize us by the consistent way in which we act and behave. We live our values and embody the supporting behaviors to make IATA a great place to work:

  1. We build standards through expertise
  2. We champion the global big picture
  3. We partner for mutual benefit
  4. We act with a simple human touch
  5. “We’re delighted to partner with COTHM and empower hospitality students and professionals through learning new skills and building their credentials. Online courses are unlocking career opportunities for learners all over the world so we thank COTHM for this partnership opportunity.


Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance is the UK and Middle East’s leading supplier of compliance qualifications and apprenticeships. At Highfield, we offer over 200 qualifications. Highfield is regulated by Ofqual, the Welsh Government, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Accreditation, and the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Highfield is a family-run business, operating on the core values of quality, value, service, and integrity.



ICM, founded in 1979 having headquarters in UK, is now one of the leading examining and professional body for Business and Management education worldwide. ICM is operating in over 80 countries with it’s over 500 Approved Study centers. ICM offers a wide range of qualifications ranging from Accountancy to Hospitality, Travel & Tourism Management. As a Professional body for Business Managers ICM facilitates professionals for their continuous professional development by accrediting training programmes under its Accredited Professional Development scheme.



  1. We’re delighted that we can help COTHM close the learning gap in the hospitality industry and offer a solution to complement their academic curriculum, which will enhance the learning outcomes for students as they learn how to apply practical skills from watching real life video lessons that are in the context of a hospitality setting. It’s an honor to collaborate with an internationally recogized and accredited hotel and tourism management college such as COTHM.”

    Jonathan Plowright

  Founder & CEO  Typsy

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Learn Travel is the leading provider of teaching and training support materials and e-learning systems for travel & tourism in the UK & all over the World. COTHM is proud to be an exclusive member of Learn Travel UK in Pakistan offering international Diploma in Airline Ticketing & Reservation Systems and Diploma in Cabin Crew Management.



For more than 20 years, Eurhodip has worked for promoting top-quality education and raising the profile of European hospitality and tourism education around the world. Today Eurhodip gathers some 150 schools and universities from 35 countries. In view of the development and internationalization of the hospitality, tourism, and catering industry, it is crucial to match markets requirements (considering it is a market with a very high demand for skilled staff) with the contents of the training program’s on a European level so that future professionals acquire the skills which are necessary to be able to work everywhere in the world.



A nonprofit professional association, provides programs and services to continually improve the quality of global education, research, service, and business operations in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Vision: ICHRIE will become the recognized global leader in hospitality and tourism education and research.

Values: ICHRIE, an inclusive, collegial association, values creative, ethical and progressive action and improvement of global hospitality and tourism education and research.



Euhofa International is a prestigious association of hotel school directors and deans of hospitality colleges and universities who work continuously to ensure the highest quality of education in their institutes. The international hotel school association Euhofa International started in 1955 and has grown since then. Today there are 200 members worldwide. There are a lot of benefits of a membership within the Euhofa International association:

Taking part in the yearly congress with high class academic input as well as visits and insights to member schools, colleges and universities for a member rate is one of them. Networking on an international level, having access to the „member´s only“ section of the website and joining collaborative projects as well as new possibilities for exchanges or special offer of top-up program’s are further options. You also have access to information about the latest hospitality relevant developments in our institutes.

Our next congress – the 53rd Euhofa International World Congress – will be organized by the team of ROC Mondriaan, The Hague, the Netherlands. Together with the students of ROC Mondriaan Schools for Tourism, Hospitality and Facility Services, and International Hotel Management the congress team will put together a high standard program.



The World Association of Chefs Societies, or WACS in short, is a global network of chefs associations first founded in October 1928 at the Sorbonne in Paris. At that first congress there were 65 delegates from 17 countries, representing 36 national and international associations, and the venerable August Escoffier was named the first Honourary President of WACS.

Today, this global body has 93 official chefs associations as members that represent over 10 million professional chefs world wide. The biennel congress is a hallmark tradition of WACS and has been organised in over 20 cities across the world throughout its illustrious 82-year history.

WACS is managed by an elected presidential body consisting of the WACS president, vice president, treasurer, secretary general and ambassador honourary president, as well as a board of continenal directors that look after the regions of Asia, Europe, Africa, the Pacific and the Americas. Our programs and different activities are managed by three separate committees, the Culinary Competitions Committee, the Education Committee and the Marketing and Communication committee as well as several sub-committees.

“WACS, the global authority on food”

Mission Statement:

The World Association of Chefs Societies (W.A.C.S.) is a non-political professional organization, dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines. We accomplish these goals through the education, training, and professional development of our international membership. As an authority and opinion leader on food, W.A.C.S represents a global voice on all issues related to the culinary profession.



The Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) sits at the very heart of the coffee community, where thousands of coffee professionals and enthusiasts can share their wealth of knowledge and experience with one another. SCAE also offer coffee diplomas for hospitality professionals. Coffee is a huge industry, offering many and varied career opportunities. The Coffee Diploma System allows people to choose the education path that most suits their needs. Six different modules exist in different disciplines, each with three levels of qualification, Foundation, Intermediate, and Professional (apart from Introduction to Coffee which is just one level).

For every module, you can gain points for each level of qualification taken, and when you have achieved 100 points you will be awarded your overall diploma. It’s your choice on the modules you take to get your 100 points. The areas are as follows, Green Coffee, Sensory Skills, Roasting, Brewing & Barista.



He International Federation of Pastry Ice Cream and Chocolate is an association whose fundamental works are to carry out activities inherent to the development, extension and diffusion of know how, knowledge and experiences typical of confectionary internationally understood as confectionary art. It also plays a role in the development of the activity of bakers, ice cream makers, chocolatiers, cooks, sculptor/artists on a national and international level with the aim of ensuring the de fense of social and professional values, morals and also to improve the prestige and image of the whole category. The association has as its purpose the professional formation, organization of events and fairs, the promotion and development of the handicraft sector typical of every nation.


Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality –UK

The Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) is one of the UKs leading professional membership and awarding body for qualifications in the fastest growing commercial sector worldwide. Over the last 28 years CTH has focused on developing and adding value to careers in the industry, globally. CTH was established in 1982 as a specialist professional body in the UK to focus on the training needs of new entrants to the hospitality and tourism industries, and now has accredited colleges worldwide delivering sought after CTH qualification. We provide a ladder of progression in Tourism, Travel and Hospitality qualifications at Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma level, and our qualifications provide appropriate academic preparation for students to apply for entry onto their final year degree program and Masters top us programs. This route delivers well trained and qualified employees and leaders for the sector. CTH ensures its quality through its approved status with Equal and the QCA’s UK accredited qualification framework. All qualifications are developed in conjunction with the UK Sector Skills Council, People1st, to ensure relevance, value and quality. This approach guarantees that CTH qualifications are valued by employers throughout the world. CTH is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies; our management qualifications are endorsed by over 25 British and international universities. We work with British Accreditation Council (BAC), British Council and Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC) accredited colleges in the UK and Ireland and with our support, we expect centres to achieve suitable quality thresholds to enable effective training on our program’s. CTH also has strong links with industry, with effective relationships and high profile endorsements from organizations such as Virgin Atlantic, GTMC, Star Alliance, Marriott Hotels Caribbean, Radisson Edwardian, Sheraton Hotels, Mantis Collection, Adair Leadership, The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and many others.





The United States sees a prosperous, secure, and stable Pakistan as vital to regional peace and security. As part of its commitment to the Pakistani people, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided nearly $2 billion in assistance since 2009. U.S. support is helping strengthen Pakistan’s energy sector, increase the educational and economic opportunities available to Pakistan’s citizens, improve the provision of health care services, and meet critical infrastructure needs in remote mountain areas. USAID also provides substantial relief and recovery assistance, such as when floods devastated the country in 2010.

USAID programs in Pakistan are focused on five key areas: energy, economic growth, stabilization, education, and health. To ensure that programs are responsive to local needs and have a sustainable impact, USAID has adopted a government-to-government model, in which the majority of programs are implemented through national and provincial governments. USAID also works extensively with local contractors and other indigenous institutions—an approach that ensures programs are aligned with local priorities and build local capacity. Two cross-cutting themes—good governance and gender equity—inform all program design and serve as key measurements of success.


Education is a top priority for families in Pakistan, but about 20 million school-age children do not receive a basic education. The U.S. Government, through USAID, is helping ensure that Pakistan children have access to a quality basic education as well as generous opportunities for higher education. Current projects focus on supporting teacher education, expanding the use of technology in the classroom, providing training to administrators in budgeting and finance, providing scholarships, and rehabilitating and reconstructing schools.



The British Council is the UK’s leading international organization for educational and cultural relations. Whether you want to learn English, study in Britain, take a UK qualification in Pakistan, find out about the latest ideas from the UK, or discover what we are doing in your area in Pakistan.


Chefs Association of Pakistan – CAP

CHEFS ASSOCIATION OF PAKISTAN (CAP) is a non-profit, professional and non-political body organized and existing under the Laws applicable to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan having its central office in Lahore. It is the only association of the chefs of Pakistan which represents Pakistan on the international world map by virtue of being a permanent member of the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), The Global Authority on Food.

The CAP aims at making a positive difference in the field of culinary arts locally and internationally through education, training, apprenticeship and certification, while creating a fraternal bond of respect and integrity among chefs not only in Pakistan but also in the international arena.


Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture – CNFA

CNFA was founded on the principle that empowering people economically gives them the tools and confidence they need to change their lives. We are committed to providing economic opportunities to entrepreneurs in developing countries, where far too many people live in poverty and enterprises often fail simply because they do not have the tools they need to succeed. CNFAs mission is to stimulate economic growth and improve rural livelihoods in the developing world by empowering the private sector.



The United Kingdom Assistance for International Development (UK AID) is meant for the people of democratic nations –like Pakistan- in the global village who are need of economic and financial assistance to live a better life.


International Youth Foundation

From the Jordan valley to the coast of India, from rural Tanzanian villages to the favelas of Brazil, you will learn about IYFs impact on young lives. Throughout these pages, we also introduce you to the businesses, governments, and civil society organizations that work with us to ensure that todays youth have the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to succeed. For over twenty years, IYF has sought to tell a new story about the role of young people in our world. Rather than view youth as ‘problems to be solved, we recognize and support their role as creative problem solvers. We engage young people as partners in development, equipping them with the know-how and tools to contribute to their communities.


Rural Support Programmes Network

The Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN) was registered in 2001 under Pakistans Companies Ordinance (1984) as a non-profit company by the Rural Support Programmes (RSPs) of Pakistan. RSPN is a network of 11 RSPs (AJKRSP, AKRSP, BRSP, GBTI, NRSP, PRSP, SRSO, SGA, SRSP, FIDA and TRDP), and N-IRM. The RSPs involve poor communities (mainly but not exclusively rural) in improved management and delivery of basic services through a process of social mobilization. RSPN is a strategic platform for the RSPs: it provides capacity building support to them and assists them in policy advocacy and donor linkages. Currently, the RSPs have a presence in 108 out of 131 districts (districts include those in the four provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK) and 2 out of 13 Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Frontier Regions. The RSPs collectively work with a rural membership of community organizations of 4.8 million rural households. RSPN is an organization certified by the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP). PCP evaluated RSPN on standards in areas of internal governance, financial management and programme delivery.


International Labour Organization

The ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It is the only “tripartite” United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes promoting Decent Work for all. This unique arrangement gives the ILO an edge in incorporating “real world” knowledge about employment and work


National apex body for Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET) Ordinance promulgated November 8, 2006 Policy making by Board of Directors (members: key ministries, provincial governments and industry) Placed in the Prime Ministers Office

The Need for NAVTTC

The paucity of labor market information and disconnect with training Fragmented and uncoordinated delivery of technical and vocational training Lack of evaluation of efficiency and outcomes of training institutions Weak participation of the private sector in policy-making and training delivery Nonexistence of employment placement data of trainees

NAVTTC Objectives

To regulate, facilitate and provide coordinated & integrated policy direction for TVET To shift from supply-oriented to a demand-driven approach Enhance the role of the private sector in TVET implementation & management To ensure the TVET system is responsive to new technologies, trades & training methods National Vocational & Technical Training Commission.



TEVTA was formed through an Ordinance (No XXIV of 1999) promulgated by Governor of the Punjab which has now been replaced by TEVTA ACT (ACT X of 2010) Punjab.

Mission Statement

“To enhance global competitiveness in Punjab, through a quality and productive workforce by developing demand driven, standardized, dynamic and integrated technical education and vocational training service.”


Promote and provide demand-driven technical education & vocational training. Re-engineer and consolidate the existing technical education and vocational training system under one management structure. Develop a dynamic technical and vocational training system to ensure horizontal and vertical mobility. Regulate and develop standards of technical education and vocational training including internationally recognized curriculum, examination, and certification system. Upgrade teaching abilities, skills, and knowledge of teaching staff. Upgrade teaching equipment to the required standards. Establish close relationships with various sectors of economy namely Agriculture, industry, Services, and Commerce. Assess the manpower training needs in the context of domestic and global markets. Enhance the participation of the Private Sector in training activities at the Management level. Establish a system of public coordination through Boards of Management at the District level, coordinating all institutions in the District and their administration. Motivate the local entrepreneurs to patronize the training programs of TEVTA institutions, provide on-the-job training facilities and employment to the graduates. Set up regular Monitoring/Evaluation & Feedback system for vocational training and teaching education to respond efficiently to the existing and changing demand of the economy. Develop & regulate examination, Trade Testing & Certification System to ensure uniformity of Education & Training Standards. Prepare training plans, programs, and projects keeping in view the local as well as foreign manpower training requirements. Study and propose changes in the existing training legislation. Develop and offer need-based short courses in the sector of new technologies to the Industry and also to offer services for solutions regarding associated production problems. Establish a staff development system to offer demand oriented teacher & instructor training and upgrading performance. Organize and conduct seminars & workshops for various types of personnel associated with vocational training and technical education. Establish Data Banks for skilled workers and technicians.


Punjab Skills Development Fund

PSDF aims to provide skills and vocational training opportunities to the poor and vulnerable populations of the four poorest districts of Punjab for improving their ability to find work or progress in their current employment or develop an enterprise. It also aims to up-skill those in low-skills-low-returns jobs and enhance their earning potential.

The Fund will provide resources to help private sector enterprises and partnerships develop and offer vocational training courses. It will be focused on establishing a market which responds to the needs of the individuals and the labour market. Its funding and incentive structures shall ensure such responsiveness from private, public and not-for-profit training providers. It is important, however, to realize that PSDF is a funding body and not a planning or implementing agency. It aims to encourage efficient use of existing capital investments and assets to achieve the stated vision through partnerships and innovative delivery methods.


Agha Khan Foundation

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) focuses on a small number of specific development problems by forming intellectual and financial partnerships with organizations sharing its objectives. Most Foundation grants are made to grassroots organizations testing innovative approaches in the field. With a small staff, a host of cooperating agencies, and thousands of volunteers, the Foundation reaches out to vulnerable populations on four continents, irrespective of their race, religion, political persuasion, or gender.

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