The Educational Institute's (EI) new high school curriculum, the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP), was developed by industry experts and members of the American Hotel & Lodging Association and will take the place of the Lodging Management Program as the official industry-recognized curriculum to prepare students for roles in the hotel industry and beyond. The tourism industry offers significant job creation across all regions, and has long been an industry with tremendous success for long-term career pathways. Tourism is recognized as a major driver of economic growth and development. The United Nations World
Tourism Organization (UNWTO) forecasts international tourist arrivals to increase by 3% to 4% through 2013.The HTMP takes advantage of these opportunities, helping high school juniors and seniors take their first real steps toward promising hospitality careers. EI's latest high school curriculum introduces the hospitality and tourism industry on a global scale with a large focus on diversity. The program is delivered with graphic-rich textbooks and workbooks, and incorporates the best of modern technology with a selection of online coursework. Most importantly, this curriculum is industry driven as evidenced by the fact that more than 60 industry leaders served as subject matter experts, ensuring that today's program matches the needs of hospitality employers across the world.
The Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP) is fully aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the national Hospitality & Tourism Career Cluster frameworks.
Icons for supplemental learning materials such as a PowerPoint slide, workbook activity, Apply Your Learning questions, or quiz will appear on the page where the materials will be delivered in the classroom. A key for all the icons used in the wraparound edition appears at the front of the book.
This first of its kind Online Teacher Portal makes life easy for HTMP Instructors. A full library of ready-to-use documents are available in editable formats, allowing the instructor to quickly and easily access lesson plans, weekly quizzes, and PowerPoint presentations.
Online Teacher Portal Includes:
Enrich classroom learning with a selection of nine updated EI DVD titles available for purchase. DVD titles are available at a deeply discounted rate for HTMP schools.
Year 1 Titles:
Year 1 Course Titles:
Year 2 Course Titles:
However, the best part of the online media package is the stackable certification options presented to HTMP students. These are explained in the Certification tab on this page.
Establishing an articulation agreement between your high school and post-secondary school is an important way to encourage higher education among your students. Basically, an articulation agreement spells out the two schools will coordinate educational programs and resources. Articulation agreements can be implemented in many different forms, as shown in the following examples:
The structure of the Hospitality & Tourism Management Program (HTMP) facilitates articulation agreements with post-secondary schools. The learning objectives for each year can be compared to hospitality management courses art four-year and two-year post-secondary schools. Upon successful completion of both year-end exams, the student will be able to articulate into a school that teaches Educational Institute courses or Educational Institute textbooks.
More than 1,500 schools around the world use Educational Institute text and courses. Students are not limited, however, to articulating into programs where Educational Institute courses are taught. Many schools offer other hospitality management programs as well.
The learning objectives of the HTMP match many of the competencies in EI courses. Listed below are the EI courses that most closely match the learning objectives in the HTMP:
Competencies from the following texts are also included in the HTMP:
EI is a 60-year-old, independent, nonprofit subsidiary of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. We create employee training materials for the hospitality industry, publish and distribute textbooks used for hospitality programs in high schools and universities, and oversee the professional certification program for the lodging industry.
The Hospitality & Tourism Management Program was created to provide high school students with an updated curriculum that would present them with the high level concepts needed to be a successful manager in the hospitality industry. This curriculum is industry driven, and has been developed with input from over 60 subject matter experts to help prepare today's students for careers in hospitality. A larger focus has been placed on globalization, diversity, and online interaction with the launch of HTMP.
We invited representatives from academia and industry and formed a focus group that also included our instructional designers and other industry experts. Much of the content was pulled from our college level hospitality courses.
The course is designed to include 360 hours of classroom learning, divided into to two Years. Year 1 and Year 2 of HTMP both have their own separate materials and are purchased separately. Some instructors invite in guest speakers from the industry, arrange field trips to hotels to view the work being performed and provide additional hands on learning, which can add to the total course hours.
Year 1 of the course focuses on the operational aspect of the hospitality and tourism industry, while Year 2 builds upon the foundation in the first year and focuses on the management skills needed to succeed in leadership roles.
HTMP will eventually take the place of the LMP curriculum. However, this does not mean that we will no longer be servicing LMP customers. LMP materials will still be made available for purchase until otherwise noted. We recommend beginning the transition to HTMP as soon as you are able.
Yes. The HTMP media package is very different than the LMP media package.
HTMP will be on a 3-year revision cycle.
The Educational Institute offers a certification program for hospitality instructors called the Certified Hospitality Instructor. This program is currently being revised and will be available in its new format in Fall 2013.
This curriculum is intended for traditional high school students, preferably those in 11th and 12th grades.
The classes can be provided by traditional high schools as well as tech centers and other non-traditional schools that teach to high school aged students. Community colleges also find the program useful in teaching an introductory level hospitality course.
Anyone with a teaching degree or training experience can instruct the program. All of the instructor materials are provided (instructor workbook, lesson plans, power points, assessments, etc.).
We support the program on a local and national level. Before starting a program, a representative from the state hotel association will meet with you to help set up local hotel contacts that would like to participate (job shadowing, guest speaking, field trips, etc.). In addition, we will assist in contacting our member hotels when classes are about to graduate so we know where positions are available.
Another way the program is supported is through the International Competition. This annual event is strictly for students and schools who use the Lodging Management Program/Hospitality & Tourism Management Program. Students from all over the world compete in a hospitality-based tournament with thousands of dollars in college scholarship money at stake.
In the hospitality industry, people start at the ground floor and work up. We have found that in many areas, hoteliers may be willing to start graduates at a slightly higher pay rate to recognize their accomplishments. In other cases, people have received raises after 90 days. Employees within the hospitality industry typically move to a supervisory role within 1 year of beginning an entry level job. National averages can be found in our career pathways flyer.
The path to a lodging career may include a trip to a community college or university, where your students can study hospitality management, travel and tourism, or culinary arts. HTMP gives students a leg up, as the knowledge and skills mastered during the program closely mirror those of introductory hospitality courses at universities and colleges nationwide.
Not everyone in lodging goes through college. In fact, lodging is one of the new industries where a degree is not necessary for career success. There are many examples of general managers and corporate executives who started as dishwashers and bellmen and rose through the ranks because of their motivation and drive. Your HTMP classes will give your students a head start on their hospitality careers.
Graduates of the Program receive a Certificate of Completion from the Educational Institute after passing the final exam of both Year 1 and Year 2. In addition, after the workplace requirement has been met, students are eligible for a professional certification from the Educational Institute. This designation is recognized internationally, and is called the Certified Hospitality & Tourism Management Professional (CHTMP).In order to earn the CHTMP certification, students must complete 100 hours of paid or unpaid work experience in one or more of the following qualifying positions:
Through HTMP's online course media package, the complete Guest Service Gold® curriculum has been made available to the students. Guest Service Gold® is the official preparatory course for the Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP®) designation, and can be completed in as little as 3 hours. Unlike other EI certifications, CGSP® does not include an on-site workplace requirement. This allows HTMP students to achieve an industry-recognized professional certification in their first month of the program.
Additionally, the Skills Training programs offered in the media package are the official preparatory courses for the Certified Front Desk Representative (CFDR), Certified Restaurant Server (CRS), Certified Maintenance Employee (CME), and Certified Guestroom Attendant (CGA). Once the students have successfully completed the online course, they have passed the knowledge based portion of each position's certification exam. From there, they simply need to meet the workplace requirements necessary to be approved for the professional certification.
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