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CHTM convenes first advisory board meeting

The College of Hospitality and Tourism Management (CHTM) had a successful launching of the CHTM Advisory Board last July 13, 2016 at the University Accreditation Room. The Advisory Board is composed of the college’s stakeholders who would provide invaluable comments on the different program offerings of the college, updates on the industry to keep the college abreast on trends, and feedbacks on the performance of students deployed for their on-the-job training and its graduates employed by invited partners.

The Advisory Board members who graced the event were Dr. Regina D. Cura (CHED Region III Education Supervisor), Ms. Belinda A. Labutong (TESDA Pampanga Provincial Director), Ms. Analisa C. Mondoy (Pampanga Agents Travel Society, President), Ms. Aurora M. Agustin and Ms. Marcia P. Hernandez (President and Vice President of Alliance of Travel and Tour Agencies of Pampanga), and Ms. Avon D. Timbol (Department of Tourism Region III Representative). Others who consented to being members were Mr. Jesus Nicdao of Pampanga Chamber of Commerce (PAMCHAM), Mr. Arsenio Valdez of Metro Angeles Chamber of Commerce (MACCII) and Mr. John Todorovich, President of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Pampanga (HRAP).

In attendance from CHTM were Dr. Gertrude P. Tuazon (Dean), Mr. Tyron W. Yap (Program Chairperson), Mr. Mervyn Maico D. Aldana (Practicum Coordinator), Mr. Ian Bencio David (Tourism Coordinator), and Ms. Heide Sioteco and Ms. Bernadette Aguas (faculty members).

HAU Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Alma S. Espartinez, delivered her welcome remarks. CHTM Dean, Dr. Tuazon, presented the history of the college, statistics, and programs offered. CHTM Chairperson, Mr. Yap, shared to the partners the curriculum used by the college vis-a-vis the minimum requirements of the Commission on Higher Education after which, comments were drawn from the board to further enhance the programs offered by the college.

The college also provided updates to the stakeholders on the news and innovations that CHTM has spearheaded. The partners provided suggestions and commendations on CHTM’s ASLAG: Food Truck Fest 2016.

The Advisory Board was established to continuously improve and update the curricula of the college and to bridge the gap between the industry and the academe. This is not the first time that CHTM arranged such activity. Previously, the college regularly held round table conferences which shared the same aims.

Date Posted: 08-01-2016