- Sommet Education, based in Switzerland, has concluded a deal with South Africa’s Invictus Education.
- Both see it as an opportunity for expansion in SA as well as the rest of Africa to fill the skills gap in the hospitality sector.
- Both groups regard hospitality training as a life-long journey to compete in what they say has essentially become an “experience industry”.
Leading Swiss-based hospitality training group Sommet Education announced on Wednesday that it has acquired a majority stake in South Africa’s private hospitality training group Invictus Education.
The alliance fits into Sommet’s expansion strategy, effectively doubling its global footprint to 17 campuses from nine (in Switzerland, France, Spain, the UK and China) and increasing its capacity to 9 000 students from 6 000. The two groups plan to share knowledge and experience and leverage synergies that will enable further academic curriculum development.
Sommet Education’s network consists of two hospitality business