ANIFOR, a vocational training center in the heart of the Valais Canton
Hotel and Catering industries specific trades
Are you already working in a Hotel and would like to further develop your career? Would you like to acquire expertise that would allow you to take on other positions? Have you recently completed your baccalaureate/maturité and want to specialize in the unique profession of the hotel industry? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then the Anifor Training Center is for you.
We have the faculty members and resources to prepare you to be the Concierge of a luxury hotel, a Housekeeper in a chalet or even the Spa Manager in the Wellness center of a 5 star chalet mountain resort.
Work-Linked Training Programs
Our training programs, with an emphasis on integrating practical experience in the curriculum, are designed to meet the current and future needs of the hotel and catering industry.
The programs are spread out over the course of 30 weeks, starting end of September and culminating in early June. Throughout the program, you will be alternating between courses and an internship in a hotel located in Switzerland. The 12-week internship not only provides you with invaluable work experience but is also paid.
During the internship, participants are fully immersed in small hotels or very large luxury properties, depending on the students’ preferences and spaces available for interns in the various properties.
Anifor Hotel and Catering Training Center, an environnment conductive to the success
Anifor is located at Zinal, in the Val d’Anniviers, in the Valais Canton of Switzerland. Zinal is a lovely village located at 1670m of altitude, surrounded by stunning Alpine peaks of over 4000m high. This beautifully preserved mountain village inherently commands admiration
This ideal environment enables our students to focus on their studies whilst relaxing in a charming location with splendid landscapes. What’s more, they have access to an infinite number of sporting activities in both summer and winter.
Zinal is renowned for the legendary Sierre-Zinal mountain race, which is, among mountain racers, equivalent to the New York marathon in terms of prestige and attendance.
Quality teachers and high profile industry players
Teaching is conducted by lecturers of the Hotel Managemenet School Geneva. These esteemed lecturers are recognized by both hotel professionals and tourism organizations. In addition to having extensive professional experience, our highly qualified trainers have recently occupied senior management positions in the hotel industry. They are therefore aware of the most recent trends in the field.
In ensuring that we provide an updated education, we will be inviting a working professional to Anifor to provide training on a specific topic on a regular basis. The «Clefs d’Or Suisse » association and the General Housekeeper Swiss Association have already committed themselves to be part of this innovative pedagogical model.
Perspectives in the career developpement of the participants
A diploma testifying the completion of the studies is currently under a certification process. We expect our highly motivated graduates, to succeed and distinguish themselves in their specific field, in Switzerland and all over the world. The Hotel Management School Geneva and ANIFOR maintain strong links with the Swiss region of The Valais, numerous Swiss hoteliers and major hospitality chains – such connections are priceless. We believe that the ANIFOR training is invaluable in that it enables our graduates to quickly find a field that excites them, allowing them to cultivate expertise in their own niche domain.
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Anifor, Hotel and Catering Training Center | Informations
Anifor Hotel and Catering Training Center
C/O Hotel Management School of Geneva
Adresse : Avenue de la Paix 12 – CH 1202 Genève
Tel : +41 22 919 24 45