FRLAEF Pineapple Awards — LAST WEEK to Nominate or Be Nominated!
Anyone may nominate a HTMP teacher they feel deserves this recognition using the following criteria (forward the nomination link to your principal, your fellow teachers, your business partners so they can nominate YOU!):
HTMP Teacher must have taught the HTMP curriculum at least one year
NOMINATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 3, 2017
Awards Dinner & Hospitality Excellence Registration–LAST WEEK!
The Salute to Excellence Awards will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando. The awards dinner will recognize all Pineapple Award, FRLAEF Scholarship and Hospitality Excellence Awards recipients as well as other various awards. All HTMP instructors, HTMP competition team members, and award recipients receive one complimentary ticket to the dinner.
HOSPITALITY EXCELLENCE AWARDS
The purpose of the Hospitality Excellence Award is to give you an opportunity to recognize your top HTMP student. The student you select is presented a certificate during the Salute to Excellence Awards dinner. You may select your Hospitality Excellence Award recipient using your own criteria. However, the selected student should be pursuing a culinary or hospitality career.
CLICK HERE to register for the Salute to Excellence Awards dinner and/or to submit a student’s name for the Hospitality Excellence Award. This is a two-fold entry form. The first section is an RSVP to the dinner itself. In the second section, you can name your top HTMP student for the Hospitality Excellence Award.
The deadline to register for the awards dinner and to recognize a student is Friday, February 3, 2017.
NEED EXTRA SALUTE TICKETS?
Additional tickets may be purchased in advance for $60. No tickets will be sold on site this year. To purchase additional tickets with a credit card CLICK HERE.
Tickets may also be purchased by check made payable to FRLAEF and mailed to:
PO Box 1779
Tallahassee, FL 32302
All ticket payments must be received by the FRLAEF no later than February 10, 2017 to guarantee a seat at the Salute Awards dinner.
FRLAEF Scholarship — Winners Notified by Friday
We received over 100 FRLAEF Scholarship applicants! Winners will be notified by the end of the week. Scholarships will be presented at the Salute to Excellence Awards dinner on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. Scholarship winners do not have to be present to receive their award.
Hospitality + Tourism Links of Interest
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- INFOGRAPHIC: Travel Experiences vs. Physical Objects
- Travel Megatrends 2017
- These Are the Oldest Businesses In Every State
- 5 Technologies the Hotel Industry Can’t Ignore This Year
HTMP Marketing Piece Available
The FRLAEF has developed a marketing piece for HTMP that is designed to explain the program to parents and potential classroom mentors or sponsors.
These pieces are perfect for an Open House for your program or showcasing your program in the community. If you are interested in some, please let us know. If possible, please give us two weeks lead time.
The piece is pictured at right. Click on image to open full size.
14th Annual Florida HTMP Competition
The 14th Annual HTMP Competition will take place Sunday, March 5, and Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando.
2017 COMPETING TEAMS
Congratulations to the following schools who have been selected to compete in the 14th Annual HTMP Competition!
Colonial High School, Richard Grace, Instructor
Forest Hill High School, Diana Sardina, Instructor
Gainesville High School, Dawn Bekaert, Instructor
Miami Beach High School, Patricia Gregory, Instructor
Miami Sunset Senior High School, Milagro Perez, Instructor
Oak Ridge High School, Vanessa, Zameza, Instructor
Orange Technical College-Mid Florida Campus, Pat Novalis, Kimaris Hickey, Instructors
South Broward High School, Vicky Edgcomb, Instructor
Winter Haven High School, Linda Robinson, Instructor
Winter Park High School, Meg Pietkiewicz, Instructor
CHI Scholarships Available
The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) revised its Certified Hospitality Instructor (CHI) designation to bring the study materials in line with the high school curriculum, as well as to make preparing for the certification exam more convenient and flexible for teachers.
Professional certifications have 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), 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.
The cost for the new certification program is $750.00, which includes both books, the online courses, and the exams.
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.
The FRLAEF will cover the training costs for each of the CHI Scholarship recipients.
More information can also be found here.