CHART and IFBTA Announce Industry Partnership
WESTFIELD, N.J.–The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) has announced a partnership with The International Food and Beverage Technology Association (IFBTA), a nonprofit trade association that promotes the use of technology within the global food and beverage industries with a specific focus on education, certification, standards, research and networking.
“Technology moves so fast,” said CHART President Michele Lange, Director of Training and Development for The Habit Burger Grill. “This partnership will help our members stay on top of trends in learning technologies and be better business partners with the information technology professionals in their organizations.”
“The IFBTA is thrilled to be working alongside of CHART to bring value to both our members. The clear technological overlap and opportunities brought about by this alliance in all areas of hospitality training makes this a very strategic area for hospitality operations and those that support the IT, HR and very specifically the Training areas,” said Rob Grimes, CEO of the IFBTA. “Technology advances in learning management applications and their integrations into areas of operations and the technologies that support them is a key discussion and learning opportunity at the Chapter and Global levels afforded through this alliance.”
CHART (www.chart.org), a nonprofit professional association founded in 1970, is the leading resource for the development and advancement of hospitality training professional and their organizations. With more than 500 members from more than 300 multi-unit restaurant and hotel companies, CHART represents a workforce of almost three million. CHART includes all facets of hospitality training, learning, and performance professionals; from entry level to senior executive. CHART’s mission is to develop hospitality training professionals to improve performance through access to networks, education, and resources. Follow CHART on Twitter at @CHARTtrainers.
The International Food and Beverage Technology Association (IFBTA), a nonprofit trade association, promotes the use of technology within the global food and beverage industries with a specific focus on education, certification, standards, research and networking, while aligning with other industry associations and groups in support of their technology related initiatives; and to further the common business interests of the information technology industry by promoting the utilization of technology within all segments of the global food and beverage industry, including restaurant/foodservice, hospitality/lodging, gaming, onsite, beer/wine/spirits retailing, c-stores, catering, travel and other related segments of the food and beverage industry. Visit www.ifbta.org for more information or follow @IFBTA on Twitter.