This spring, 62 students from New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech’s) award-winning Hospitality Management program successfully completed the Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) certification course under the direction of Professor Patrick O’Halloran through funding provided by the City Tech Foundation’s Beitler Student Resource Endowment Fund.
Professor O’Halloran is a certified TIPS trainer, and Dr. Lorraine Beitler is a retired City Tech administrator and educator as well as the foundation’s former vice chair.
“The reason it is important for students to become TIPS certified,” said Professor O’Halloran, “is that in this volatile economy the broader their education, skill set and industry certifications, the greater their employment opportunities. My students will not only carry this certification with them when they graduate and start their careers, but it will also greatly benefit their employers through discounts on liquor liability. More importantly, the fundamentals learned through TIPS will help ensure the responsible service of alcohol and safer communities.”
O’Halloran, whose latest book is Detailed Job Descriptions in the Hospitality Industry, added that “the guidance and direction received from the TIPS staff and TIPS Vice President Trevor Estelle helped make the latest training session at City Tech an outstanding success.”
New York City College of Technology of The City University of New York is the largest public college of technology in New York State. Located at 300 Jay St. in Downtown Brooklyn, the college enrolls more than 16,000 students in 65 baccalaureate, associate and specialized certificate programs. An additional 16,000 students enroll annually in the College’s Continuing Education and workforce development programs.