Joanne Goodman, former HTMP teacher at Oak Ridge High School in Orlando, has accepted a position at Valencia College teaching Hospitality and Tourism. A former hotel manager with Marriott, Ms. Goodman has been teaching LMP/HTMP since 2010. She hopes to be able to continue helping the students with the HTMP competition as allowed by her new job and the high school.
Ms. Goodman was the 2016 HTMP Teacher of the Year. She also was the 2009 LMP Industry Participant of the Year. She is the only person who has earned both Teacher and Industry Participant of the Year. She was also just selected as the America Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) 2016 Lamp of Knowledge Award for Outstanding High School Teacher.
Thank you, Joanne for your hard work and commitment to the students and to the program over the years.
James Brock Scholarship Application Now Available
Students attending Daytona State College, Florida International University, Florida State University or University of Central Florida are eligible to apply for the James Brock Scholarship. This scholarship is available for your graduating seniors and for current post-secondary students as well.
• Be enrolled in the Fall 2016 term at Daytona State College, Florida International University, Florida State University, or University of Central Florida
• Be entering or continuing in a culinary or hospitality post-secondary program — Fall 2016 term
• Return an OFFICIAL transcript to FRLAEF by application deadline
The scholarship amount fluctuates from year to year. Past scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,500. This is a one-time, non-renewable award.
CLICK HERE for the Application
Application deadline: Friday, July 22, 2016
Applicants notified award status by: Friday, September 23, 2016
FRLAEF Scholarship Deadline Reminder
Our Scholarship paperwork deadline is fast approaching. If your students were awarded an FRLAEF Scholarship in January or were awarded a scholarship at the Florida HTMP Competition, the paperwork deadline is June 17, 2016.
Students must be pursuing a degree in culinary arts or hospitality. This scholarship is contingent upon the FRLAEF receiving verification the student is enrolled in a post-secondary institution. This is confirmed when the student emails us their Student ID Number and the Financial Aid mailing address of their school. The FRLAEF must receive this required documentation no later than June 17, 2016. Once we receive the verification, we will mail the scholarship check to the school. The school will deposit the funds into the student’s account.
UCF Creates Entertainment Management Degree with $5 Million Donation
The Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida has received a $5 million private donation to establish a Bachelor of Science degree in Entertainment Management starting Fall 2016. The donor wishes to remain anonymous. This four-year undergraduate program will focus on the managerial aspects of entertainment and is the first of its kind to be offered by a SACS-accredited public institution in the United States.
The B.S. in Entertainment Management, offered in partnership with the College of Arts and Humanities, will provide a career path for students seeking employment as business practitioners versus performers in the nearly $1.5 trillion international entertainment industry. According to a 2015 report from AnythingResearch, the entertainment industry is anticipated to grow by an annual average of 4.4 percent through 2019, so graduates will enter a job market with immediate demand for entertainment management education. Graduates may pursue careers in a variety of entertainment industry sectors, including live performances and events, historical/cultural/educational exhibits, digital media, film enterprises, tourism attractions, experiential hospitality-related products, special events, sporting events and recreational or leisure activities.
Entertainment Management students will be immersed in the business side of entertainment in the key areas of design, engineering, operations, finance and marketing to equip them to identify, create and manage successful entertainment products. The program will also develop important management skills, including leadership, communication, critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork, to prepare graduates for management roles in private and non-profit organizations. Rosen College’s location and industry relationships will ensure students benefit from exposure to national and global entertainment leaders in the classroom and superior internship and job placement opportunities.
Students pursuing the B.S. in Entertainment Management will take classes at Rosen College and the College of Arts and Humanities to complete the 120-credit-hour program, which complements a variety of other disciplines. Undergraduates pursuing degrees in music, theater, hospitality, event management and business can double major in entertainment management and graduate with a competitive edge.
UCF will begin accepting applications for the B.S. in Entertainment Management in early April 2016. For more information, visit hospitality.ucf.edu/entertainment or contact Rosen College at 407-903-8000 or email@example.com.
CHI Scholarships Available
Professional certification has become a requirement for many secondary school teachers and workforce instructors. The American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute (EI)’s 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. The FRLAEF will cover the training costs for each of the CHI Scholarship recipients.
More information can also be found here.
WebstaurantStore, a leading online restaurant supply store, is offering an annual scholarship to all culinary arts and hospitality students. The winning applicant will receive $1,500 towards the cost of their education.
Attached is a flyer with a brief overview of the scholarship for your reference, but all of the application details and the 2016 essay question are available on our website at http://www.webstaurantstore.com/scholarship.
Application is due by June 15, 2016.
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Summer 2016 Yellowstone National Park Employment Opportunities
For a number of years Yellowstone has had success hiring ProStart students. Yellowstone National Park Lodges is operated by Xanterra Parks and Resorts and provides services for more than three million visitors who come to Yellowstone National Park each year. They have a multitude of positions within the Food and Beverage industry. Click here for information about their Culinary Apprentice program and Culinary and Hospitality Internship Program.
Along with offering the best backyard in the United States they also offer the following;
Room and Board: Housing is dormitory style and includes utilities, internet, and free laundry. Food is all you can eat/ 3 meals per day. Cost is based on hours work but will not exceed $206.05 per pay check.
Pay: Base wage is $8.75 per hour for entry level positions
Bonus: Applicants receive a $3.00 per day bonus at the completion of their agreement.
New this year starting in mid-September all employees will receive a $2.00 per hour bonus until mid-October.
Apprenticeship: For students pursuing the culinary field we also offer an apprenticeship program.
Transfer Program: Applicants wishing to pursue a career and benefits with Xanterra can request to transfer to one of their other parks or stay on in Yellowstone for their winter season.
When hired, applicants will receive detailed information about their first day of employment, where they arrive and what to expect. They do not pay for travel to Yellowstone but they do pick employees up in Bozeman, Montana if they are traveling by bus or airplane.
The application is available on line at www.yellowstonejobs.com.