A Track Record Of Excellence

Reliance College is Malaysia’s most established hospitality and tourism education brand.

The college started in the early 1980’s as the Reliance Training Centre. It was setup to train Tour Guides for Reliance Travel. By the mid 1980’s, the student population outgrew the training centre and Reliance College was then formed in 1987 to serve the growing student population. 

 The College has over 35 years of history and experience in grooming hospitality and tourism management graduates. Many of these graduates are now in top management positions in the region’s hospitality industry.  

As the leading hospitality college in the country, Reliance has a proud tradition of producing job ready graduates. A fitting confirmation to this tradition has put the College’s annual graduate employability average at 92%. (2019 – 2021 Reliance Employability Survey). 

This highly successful employability rate is attributed to relevance of the curriculum and the teaching faculty of Reliance all of whom have industry experience. Further confirming this is feedback from the industry’s most prestigious brands, who have placed Reliance graduates as being the preferred choice. 

In 2021, Reliance College won the BrandLaureate Best Brand in Education for Hospitality award.

This award pays tribute to Reliance College’s track record for being the best specialist education provider in Hospitality and Tourism.  This recognition of brand excellence underscores the brand’s commitment to providing a top-notch teaching faculty, developing industry connections for internship, networking and job opportunities.  

In competitions organised by the Malaysian Association of Hotels, Reliance students did the college proud by winning the following awards: 

- 2018 MONIN Cup Student Competition (Cocktail & Mocktail): Semi-Finalist 

- 2017 5th Ipoh International Waiters Race Competition: Finalist 

- 2016 4th Ipoh International Waiters Race Competition: 1st Runner-up: Female Category (Sportive Tray) 

- 2015 3rd Ipoh International Waiters Race Competition: 1st Runner-up: Male Category (Sportive Tray) 

Another feature of the College’s track record is its long standing relationship with prominent industry operators. This means that 90% of Reliance students have internships with top brands like Four Seasons, The St. Regis, The Westin, Shangri-La, Hilton, Roystar Travel & Tours, Mayflower Holidays, Apple Vacations, PICO Events & Entertainment and Bravo Events & Entertainment.

Over the years, students have not only had internships locally, but in leading tourist destinations like Phuket, Bangkok and Singapore. 

This strong connection with industry also ensures Reliance graduates are ready for the real world by providing them with everything they need, from international qualifications, to career talks, fairs to exclusive regional internships. 
Reliance College students, prove themselves in internships with some of the top employers of 5-star international hotels in Singapore. This exclusive internship programme provides 100% placement assistance, including monthly allowance, overtime pay (in Singaporean dollars), free accommodation and with free meals while on duty! Among the Singapore hotels are Conrad Centennial and Changi Cove. 

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The Reliance College track record has produced generations of successful graduates with extremely high employability. The building blocks of this success are up-to-date knowledge of industry-practices, well developed industry skills, industry exposure through extensive internships, plus a “can-do attitude. These have been programmed into the Reliance College graduate’s DNA that has made each one a sought-after and valuable employee.