We have a well qualified national faculty at HCTA with excellent academic credentials and/or extensive experience in the industry. All of our faculty excel in bringing out the best in every student. We aim to strike the perfect balance between academic teaching and work experience, and between theory and practice.
We constantly strive to achieve excellence by recruiting the very best lecturers – many of whom are Master and National ASEAN Trainers and National ASEAN Assessor – as well as managerial and executive levels from top-class hotels worldwide and nationwide.
Our faculty members are an inspiration to our students and are skilled at incorporating applied research into their classes. Many of them engage with their students in practical, industry-linked projects, thus forging close ties with the professional world.
Below are profiles of faculty members and a short description of their professional background.
Mya Thinzar Khine: Head of Languages Department
With international aviation experience in service industry on leadership level and years of ELT background, Ms. Mya Thinzar Khine joined the Hospitality and Catering Training Academy of Daw Khin Kyi Foundation in 2014 to pursue her career in vocational education and community development since she is passionate about educating young minds and making differences. Mr Greven was appointed Head of Languages Department of the HCTA. In her role, she is responsible for providing English for Specific Purpose course for both hospitality and catering programs of HCTA. During working with the HCTA, she also acts as an international relationship coordinator. From 2007, she started her ELT (English Language Teaching) career and completed her volunteering activities with Save The Children(USA), Civic Society Initiative and British Council. She hold an Engineering Degree from Local University and also is a International Licensed Trainer for Improve Your Business Course organized by International Labor Organization (ILO) and a National Trainer for ASEAN Hospitality and Tourism sector organized by Willam Anglis Institute, Australia. As she strives for empowering young people with underprivileged background to take part in national reform of Burma, she currently puts effort in delivering Global Goals 2030 curriculum in order to contribute in sustainable development of the country.
The guest lecturers form an essential part of the training programme to inspire the trainees. These lecturers will be selected by the Head Master, the manager and the Board of Directors. Once selected, those persons should be contacted by either the head master or the manager to arrange their teaching visits at least 6 months in advance. They should be provided with curriculum guidance by the Head Master on topics they discuss. Their programme could be either a day course or 2 hours lectures incorporated in the normal teaching schedules depending on the availability of lecturers. Guest lecturers may be invited to take part in practical assessment of the trainees from time to time.
The categories of guest lecturers include:
For personal grooming and self confidence (eg: Talents & Models or writers)
Critical thinking and communication skills (eg: writers)
Culture and general knowledge on national and international subjects (eg: writers)
Culinary skills (eg: celebrity chefs)
Hospitality skills (eg: Hotel managers from 5 stars hotels
Mr. Ohn Kyaw
Mr. Thaw Zin Maung Maung @ Sam
Mr. Zaw Hlaing Oo
Lecturer and Head of Department of Culinary Arts
Mr. Naing Naing Oo
Lecturer and Head of Department of Pastry and Bakery
Ms. Mya Thinzarkhine
Lecturer and Head of Department of Languages
Mr. Naing Soe
Lecturer and Head of Department of Front Office Operation
Mr. Zaw Moe @ Brian
Lecturer and Head of Department of Food & Beverage Services
Mr. Saw Gay Htake Htut
Lecturer and Head of Department of Housekeeping Operation
Mr. Saw Yo Shue Doh
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Food and Beverage Service
Mr. Kyaw Kyaw Zin
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Culinary Arts
Mr. Myo Min Thant
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Pastry and Bakery
Ms. Ei Ei Phyo
Demonstrator, Department of Languages