Tourism/Hospitality Cluster

 

The K to 12 TechVoc Home Economics Curriculum in Laiya, Batangas, the local “Association of Laiya Resort Owners (ALRO)” and the Laiya National Senior High School, PCCI, TESDA, DepEd, DoT have partnered together to help teachers gain confidence, deeper knowledge and skills to enable them to implement and manage the new tourism curriculum and prepare them for NCII qualifications

The Laiya National High School (LNHS) was chosen July 2014 as a pilot institution under the “K to 12” education sector reform. The project aims to prepare teachers for the transition from traditional high school teaching subjects towards implementing tech-voc subjects in theory and practice. There will be a need to liaise with the private sector for work experience placements in Home Economic tracks such as Cookery, Housekeeping, F&B Services, Front Office, Bread & Pastry and Wellness.

Sequa gGmbH and GIZ sponsored a Teacher Development workshop last October 4-10 2014 in Laiya National High School. Six designated teachers attended and took part in the workshop. The workshop was designed as a hands-on exercise in practicing Competence-based approaches to teaching and learning with the overall aim to help teachers gain confidence, deeper knowledge and skills to enable them to implement and manage the implementation of the Home Economics curricula and carry out field visits with the teaching team to one of the ALRO resorts that will host teachers and students for work experience. 

 

Acuatico Beach Resort also formally launched it’s “Light Up A Star Program”. A fundraising initiative to provide initial scholarship support to the K-12 Plus program. At Acuatico, the teachers of LNHS learn F&B and Housekeeping familiarization at the resort to prepare them for the hospitality curriculum. Series of trainings and workshops are slated throughout the year 2015.  For information how to contribute to this scholarship program, contact Ms. Tess Samaniego at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.