Hotelfachschule Thun is a German speaking college of Professional Education with Training (PET). It is an institution of hotelleriesuisse (Swiss Hotel Association) recognized by the Swiss Federal Government and subsidized by political authorities. Offering a state of the art educational environment, Hotelfachschule Thun is the ideal place for students who wish to train for demanding positions in the hospitality industry. During the three-year training, semesters at school alternate with internships of practical work. Students graduate as «dipl. Hôtelière-Restauratrice HF» / «dipl. Hôtelier-Restaurateur HF» (Hotelier and Restaurant Manager, PET qualified). They are qualified for different levels of managerial positions in hospitality.