Two Florida HTMP Teams Gear Up for Competition
The HTMP International Competition takes place Thursday, April 23 – Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando, Florida. The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) is allowing the first and second place team from each state competition compete in the International event this year.
The FRLAEF, along with its sponsors will cover the costs for the first place team from Miami Beach Senior High and the second place team from Mid Florida Tech to compete in the International competition.
You can follow the competition on twitter at #HTMP2015.
FRLAEF Scholarships Awards
The FRLAEF awarded 22 scholarships during the Salute to Excellence Awards dinner on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando. Each FRLAEF scholarship recipient will receive $2,000 to pursue a degree in culinary or hospitality. Scholarship recipients must return required documentation to the FRLAEF no later than June 19, 2015 in order to claim their scholarship. Details were provided in the scholarship award email, but contact us with any questions.
Hospitality Industry Internships
The Hospitality Industry Internship (HII) provides the opportunity for Florida HTMP instructors to work in a lodging establishment for at least 40 hours. At the completion of 40 work hours, the Hospitality Industry Internship participant will receive a check for $600 from the FRLAEF. Several HTMP teachers completed an HII during the 2014-2015 school year. Here is one of their experiences.
DORREEN KENNEDY is an HTMP teacher at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach Florida. Originally from Jamaica, Kennedy has been teaching in the Broward school district for 15 years. She completed her HII at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina working as a Buffet Line Attendant. Kennedy said, “This position afforded me the opportunity to be exposed to the actual world of Food & Beverage. The experience could not be learned within the realms of the classroom. I can now create lesson plans that will expose my students to this new practical world of Hospitality & Tourism.”
As some of you may know, the majority of Pearson’s CTE sales team is no longer with the company. We have received the following interim information from our Pearson team as to how to purchase HTMP materials..
- Pearson is currently finalizing a revised territory mapping of sales specialists that will be selling the HTMP product. Presently, we do not have a delivery date of that information, but will share it as it comes available.
- In the interim, you can:
- Continue to place orders through pearsonschool.com
- Priority needs from any of you can be directed to the Pearson sales leader–Richard Elliott email@example.com or 781-879-6638
FRLAEF Scholarships For Certified Hospitality Instructor (CHI)–DEADLINE EXTENDED
The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation (FRLAEF) will provide the opportunity for Florida’s HTMP instructors to earn their Certified Hospitality Instructor (CHI). The FRLAEF will cover the training costs for each of the CHI Scholarship recipients. CLICK HERE to access the online application.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: EXTENDED
REVISED CHI TRAINING INFORMATION The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) revised its Certified Hospitality Instructor (CHI) designation to bring the study materials in line with the HTMP curriculum, as well as to make preparing for the certification exam more convenient and flexible for teachers. Professional certification has become a requirement for many secondary school teachers and workforce instructors. The Certified Hospitality Instructor (CHI) provides teachers in secondary school hospitality classes and workforce development programs with a solid foundation of hospitality knowledge and skills, so they can more effectively convey the information to students and better prepare them for careers in hospitality. Prospective CHI candidates may teach one of EI’s hospitality programs, including the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP), Lodging Management Program (LMP), Skills, Tasks, And Result Training (START), or any other secondary-level hospitality curriculum. EI has revised the CHI learning format from a series of three on-site summer institutes to a two-level self-study program that includes print resources and online study modules presented by Michael “Doc” Terry, CHE, a hospitality instructor at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Each level consists of 13 modules with an online exam that must be passed with a score of 70 percent or higher. The learning modules relate to the content presented in EI’s new, two-year high school curriculum, the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP). Candidates must also complete a 120-hour hospitality internship to earn the certification. Certification candidates have six months to complete the program requirements. No travel is required under the new learning format. “We’re very excited about the new online format as a way to further enhance training opportunities for our instructors who are unable to travel to in-person trainings, especially our international teachers,” said Robert L. Steele III, CHA, EI’s president and COO. “This new format makes pursuing professional certification much more convenient and flexible for all instructors.” The cost for the new certification program is $750.00, which includes both books, the online courses, and the exams. Because many high school hospitality instructors had begun working toward the Certified Hospitality Instructor certification under its previous format, EI has created a plan to enable those candidates to complete their requirements under the new format. Through April 2014, candidates who have already begun the process can take Level 1 or Level 2 of the new program at a reduced rate of $300.00. For those teachers who have taken one or two of the old CHI levels:
- Taken CHI Level 1 only – must still complete new Level 2, exempt from Level 1.
- Taken CHI Levels 1 and 2, but not 3 – must still complete new Level 2, exempt from Level 1.
- Taken CHI Levels 2 and/or 3, but not 1 – must still complete new Level 1, exempt from Level 2.
If you have created a crosswalk between the HTMP curriculum and the Florida State Standards and are willing to share, please contact us.