HTMP NewsBites November 2018


16th Annual Florida HTMP Competition–Teams Selected

The 16th Annual HTMP Competition will take place Sunday, March 3 through Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando.

The following schools have been chosen to compete:

Blanche Ely High School
Colonial High School
Forest Hill High School
Gainesville High School
Miami Beach Senior High
Miami Sunset Senior High
Miramar High School
Oak Ridge High School
Orange Tech College–Mid Fl
Osceola High School
Stoneman Douglas High School
Winter Park High School



Marriott Info Request + Job Opportunities in Puerto Rico

Marriott is interested in connecting to more HTMP students and schools in Florida. If you are currently working with a Marriott, please let us know! We would like the property name and contact name to share with them.

Marriott is hiring all positions for St. Regis Bahia Beach Puerto Rico. This property is opening in November 2018. If you have former students who may be interested, please pass this information on to them.

CLICK HERE for the Management Positions flyer.

CLICK HERE for the Non-Management Positions flyer.


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. Once the required paperwork has been processed, the participant will receive a personal check for $600 from the FRLAEF.

To qualify for an HII, the instructor must teach the HTMP curriculum during the 2018-2019 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 also 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.



Salute to Excellence Awards Dinner

The Salute to Excellence Awards will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando. The awards dinner will recognize all Pineapple Award (Teacher of the Year), Scholarship recipients and Hospitality Excellence Awardees. Registration will begin in January 2019.

HTMP instructors will have the opportunity to recognize one student during the awards dinner with a Hospitality Excellence Award. These students will be called on stage during the awards dinner and recognized with a certificate.

All HTMP instructors may receive a complimentary ticket to the awards dinner. Hospitality Excellence Award students receive two complimentary tickets, one for them and one for a guest.


Scholarships

The FRLAEF will award $44,000 in scholarships during the 2018-2019 school year. These scholarships will be awarded during the Salute to Excellence Awards in the Spring. The scholarship application will be available in December 2018.

All HTMP graduating seniors may apply for this one-time $2,000 scholarship.