ORLANDO, Florida, April 2013-The tenth annual Lodging Management Program International Competition presented by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) features new competitors, judges, and sponsors, as well as a peek at the Institute's new high school curriculum. The event, scheduled for April 10-12 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, challenges students with events based on real-world job scenarios. The competition is organized by EI, via funding provided by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF).
Thirteen teams, representing schools in the Bahamas (Andros Island and New Providence), California, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Wyoming will compete for thousands of dollars in college scholarships provided by leading hospitality management schools, including Johnson & Wales, Widener University, San Diego State University, Sullivan University, and Florida International University. While students are competing, their instructors and state hospitality association education directors will have the opportunity to preview Year 2 of EI's new high school hospitality curriculum, the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP), which will be available for fall classes. The competition's award ceremony will be held this year at Disney's Epcot Center for the first time, incorporating the Disney experience into the event for the students.
"We're excited to welcome first-time competitors from California, Ohio, and Andros Island in the Bahamas," said Shelly Weir, EI's senior director, state relations & educational programs. "Both our high school program and the annual competition continue to grow. I think our judges and sponsors will be impressed by the knowledge and poise our student teams display. We are also excited to welcome some of the top names in the industry as judges for this year's event. I know the students are looking forward to networking with these leading hospitality industry executives and educators."
Teams of students will display their proficiency while competing in three contests:
About the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Institute’s mission is to continue being the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals worldwide.
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