LONCA Continuing Education Center

As Istanbul Health and Social Sciences Vocational School LONCA Continuing Education Center, we provide trainings for individuals to improve themselves in their business and private lives with a lifelong learning approach in our campus located in the Istanbul Historic Peninsula.

Our vision is to train qualified manpower for relevant sectors in order to raise international professionalism and management standards.

As life goes on, you don’t know how much the people living around you need your love, attention, knowledge and power. All you have to do is raise a future that will be useful.

If you love, show interest to your loved ones, share your knowledge, and use your strength for their success, you will have unknown contributions to those living around you. Because you never know what those around you really need.

With a well-planned career life; you can contribute to every individual around you with a successful, disciplined, educated and empowered life.

The value we give to our profession is related to how much we have developed it, the value we give to our child is related to his expectations from the future and the value we give to his education, the value we give to our colleagues, how much we share what we have learned, and the value we give to ourselves is how much we contribute to all these values.

We cannot plan for the future, but we can direct our own future and ensure that everyone benefits. For this reason, lifelong learning should be the life motto of each of us.

Yeşim Tokcan
Yeşim TokcanDirector of LONCA SEM
Yeşim Tokcan, who completed her high school education at Şişli Terakki High School in 1983, graduated from Yıldız Technical University Electronics and Communication Engineering Department in 1988.
She participated in the Business Management Master program at Marmara University Education and Aid Foundation in 1990, and started her career in 1991 as a Computer Science education manager at the same institution.
In 1992, she received pedagogical formation training from Marmara University Atatürk Education Faculty for one year.
Between 1993 and 1995, she worked as a consultant and computer training officer at TOIEP, which is the Istanbul University Foundation, and at Swissotel same time. She completed her master’s degree in Computer Sciences from Istanbul University in 1997.
She worked as the network training consultant of the employees at Swissotel The Bosphorus. She established the Swissotel Training Center by formalizing the In House training center and transforming it into a private training center affiliated to the M.E.B. She pioneered it to operate as the authorized center of AHLEI (American Hotel and Lodging Association).
Graduates settled in hotels in many parts of the world, especially in Istanbul, and she provided corporate training for the development of the existing staff of the hotel and many international hotel staff.
During 2006 – 2007, she undertook the management of Swissotel The Bosphorus IT (Information Technology) in line with the needs of the hotel for two years. She pioneered and consulted Swissotel Maçka Tennis Club to organize tennis activities, to give trainings and to establish the club and tennis traning center.
Due to the transfer of the education center to Özyeğin University, she continued her duty at Özyeğin University and left her position at the end of 2010.
Until 2013, she was in the establishment stages of many academies to be opened, and in 2013, she started an academy for hotel staff and young people who want to work in the hotel industry, in cooperation with AHLEI, in Sheraton Hotel Maslak, under the name of BHMA (Business and Hospitality Management Academy). She was board member and partner of BHMA.
In the same period, she took part in the solution partners of BDO Turkey Tourism and provided consultancy on human resources and training, and she still continues this duty. She provided consultancy for Azerbaijan Absheron Group Hotels staff training and the opening of Vocational High Schools in the projects of the Ministry of National Education in Azerbaijan.
Since November 2015, Kırşehir Ramada Spa and Thermal Hotel has organized the Spa and Thermal management together with its business partners. She personally carried out the quality management of the hotel for two years.
In 2017, she organized various trainings within the Academy 12 Months.
Since 2019, she has been the Director of Istanbul Health and Social Sciences Vocational School Lonca Continuing Education Center.