OCTOBER 16 FRLAEF DEADLINES
- HTMP Competition Application Due
- Hospitality Industry Internships Due
- Fall HTMP Survey Due
Mini Grants Under Review
The FRLAEF received Mini Grant applications from 119 schools. The FRLAEF Board is currently reviewing those applications to disburse $80,000 in available funds to schools who met the requirements.
All applicants will be notified their status by October 16, 2015. Be on the lookout for an email with this information from the FRLAEF.
Thirteenth Annual Florida HTMP Competition–Due This Month
The 13th Annual HTMP Competition will take place Sunday, February 6 and Monday, February 7, 2016 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando. The FRLAEF will cover some costs of the competing teams, including hotel stay and meals. Complete rules and details will be available as soon as the International HTMP Competition rules are released.
PARTICIPATION To be eligible to compete, the school must 1) have purchased and be using the Year One and Year Two HTMP curriculum 2) have returned a Fall HTMP Survey to FRLAEF and 3) complete the competition application. Please do not submit an application unless you meet these requirements.
Click Here for the competition application.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 16, 2015
APPLICANTS NOTIFIED STATUS: Friday, October 23, 2015
HTMP Curriculum & Fall Survey–Due This Month
The FRLAEF will distribute free HTMP curriculum to Florida HTMP schools during the 2015-2016 school year. The lodging curriculum will be distributed to schools that return the Fall HTMP Survey. FRLAEF will work with each school to determine the materials purchased.
Click here to take the online Fall HTMP Survey. It is due no later than Friday, October, 2015.
At the end of the Fall HTMP Survey, you will have the opportunity to select $500 of free HTMP curriculum. If you are unfamiliar with the components, click here to learn more.
AHLEI Ends Pearson Relationship
Pearson is no longer the distributor of the HTMP or START materials. The American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) is again handling the sales of the materials. Orders for these materials can be placed directly with the FRLAEF. We accept Purchase Orders, credit cards or checks.
Hospitality Industry Internships–Due This Month
The Hospitality Industry Internship (HII) provides the opportunity for Florida HTMP instructors to work in a foodservice establishment for at least 40 hours. At the completion of 40 work hours, the HII participant will receive a personal check for $600 from the FRLAEF.
To qualify for an internship, the instructor must teach the HTMP curriculum during the 2015-2016 school year. The goal of the HII is to provide the instructor an opportunity to learn fresh skills in a new setting. If you are already employed at a hotel or restaurant, you MAY NOT use that site for your internship. The hotel or restaurant must also be a new work experience for you, not somewhere you have worked before or used as a past HII internship location.
Work experience may begin once the applicant receives an award letter from the FRLAEF.
If you are awarded an Internship and do not complete the required work component, you will be ineligible to receive an internship for the 2016-2017 school year. The applicant must secure a position at a foodservice facility where a minimum of 40 hours of hands-on experience is guaranteed. The host location may pay the recipient but is not required to do so.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 16, 2015
AWARD NOTIFICATION: October 23, 2015
INTERNSHIP COMPLETED BY: March 25, 2016
Click here to fill out the online application.
Salute to Excellence Awards Dinner
The Salute to Excellence Awards will take place the evening of Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando. The awards dinner will recognize all Pineapple Award, Scholarship recipients, Hospitality Excellence Awards winners and ProStart Competition winners. All Florida HTMP instructors receive a complimentary ticket to attend the dinner. Scholarship recipients and Hospitality Excellence Award recipients receive complimentary tickets as well.
If you have created a crosswalk between the HTMP curriculum and the Florida State Standards and are willing to share, please contact us.