HTM June NewsBites 2023









HTM Teacher Training — See You in a Few Weeks

We look forward to seeing all registered attendees at the HTM Teacher Training, June 26-28, 2023 at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando!

AGENDA & HOTEL STAY  Agendas and hotel confirmations were emailed to each attendee on May 17. If you did not receive it, let us know.

UPLOAD YOUR LESSON PLAN   Attendees don’t forget to upload your favorite lesson plan so we can share with the group. CLICK HERE to upload it or you can email it Amy or Laura. Please upload your lesson plan by June 16.



HTM Articulation?

The NRAEF is looking for examples of articulation agreements in place for the HTM curriculum and/or Hospitality & Tourism Specialist (HTS) credential. Do you have any  articulation agreements in place? If so, please let us know!

Universal Orlando Internship Program

Last year Universal Orlando launched a Food & Beverage Operations internship program.  This program is designed to give students exposure to high level executives, frontline leaders and team members, and be able to impact and own projects that would otherwise take them years of field experience to achieve. Past interns have done everything from launching and implementing a campus wide mocktail program to helping improve and development new hire training programs.

Universal has expanded the internship program beyond Operations to also include Project Management and Culinary.   Interns will have the opportunity to be inaugural program participants for Universal Food & Beverage Culinary. The program focuses on three key areas: culinary creativity, menu development, and restaurant operations.

Interested applicants must be college students, freshman are acceptable.  For information on specific internship opportunities, click on the link below.  In the blue box is the opportunity to search for Universal Orlando internships.  Please share this information with any past students that may be interested.

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Hospitality Industry Internships

The Hospitality Industry Internship (HII) provides the opportunity for Florida HTM & ProStart instructors to work in a foodservice/lodging establishment for at least 40 hours. Once the required paperwork has been processed, the participant will receive a personal check for $600.

To qualify for an HII, the instructor must teach the HTM or HTMP curriculum during the 2022-2023 school year. If you are already employed at a restaurant or hotel, you MAY NOT use that site for your internship. The restaurant/hotel must be a new work experience for you, not somewhere you have worked before or used as an HII internship location.

The applicant must secure a position at a foodservice or lodging 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.

The FRLAEF will award 11 HII’s this school year on a first-come, first-served basis. So apply NOW! Work experience may begin once the applicant receives an award notification from the FRLAEF.

CLICK HERE to apply.

ServSafe News

  • The 8th edition of the ServSafe Manager book is scheduled to be available after October 1, 2023 which will include the 2022 Food Code updates
  • CLICK HERE for a ServSafe moderated webinar about the 2022 Food Code updates
  • The NRAEF is looking to connect with educators who meet the criteria below. Please let us know if you are willing to work in a focus group about these issues:
    • Work in schools focused on students with disabilities i.e. schools for the deaf
    • Work in classrooms where they have students with IEPs and/or 504 plans