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The Dean of the School of Accountancy and Business Dr. Eleanor C. Domingo together with the HTM Department Head Dr. Mayvelyn S. Covita conducted an On-the-Job Training and Industry Partners (OJT Linkages) visit in Cebu and Lapu-Lapu Cities last June 7-8, 2017.
Senior HTM students (21 HM and 40 TM) of the second semester were deployed on notable hotels and some on a travel agency and a museum for their OJT from December 2016 to February 2017. Students were detailed at: (1) Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino; (2) Crown Regency Hotel and Towers (3) Miascor Aviation Group, Cebu Office (a Groundhandling Corporation); (4) Asia Travel (Travel Agency); (5) Cebu Provincial Capitol (for its Museum); and (6) Hotel Elizabeth Cebu. For the summer of 2017, eight (8) HM students were deployed altogether at the Crown Regency Hotel and Towers.
Dr. Melody Q. Moscoso, the Manager of St. Andrew Educational Services and SMU’s OJT service provider had accompanied the administrators in visiting the above mentioned industry linkages to get updates on the students’ performances from the second semester and the students currently deployed. It is good to note that generally, students perform well, with few concerns which were attended to by the service provider, as these students stay at the dormitory owned by herself. Apart from the University’s Practicum Coordinator Mr. John Michael C. Ibarra performing the necessary updating with the students through calls, emailing and texting, Dr. Moscoso as the service provider does the essential complementary coordinating/liaising with concerned students and the establishments’ management for immediate issues/concerns to be resolved.
*Manila-Cebu-CDO-Cebu-Manila Route via M/V St. John Paul II and St. Leo the Great
**University of Cebu- Maritime Studies and Training Center
Prepared by: MR. JOHN MICHAEL C. IBARRA
With the emergence of global competitiveness in terms of skills development, Saint Mary’s University is truly leading in this endeavor. Ship/cruise business is just one among the dynamic sectors of the Tourism industry. In fact, a well-known marketing and business development expert in the United States Mr. BaldeoAsnanie says that more than 10, 000, 000 people take a cruise each year which is about 80% in the North American waters. As far as employability is concern, Justine Andres published his article in Destination Tips. Com mentioning that Filipinos are the most popular sailors in the world because of the rigorous training program and the country’s widespread efforts to educate young men as to the ways of the sea. Seemingly, recent surveys indicated that Filipino seamen account for more than 25% of merchant sailors currently working. That’s nearly half million currently employed. Indeed a published article in the Cruise Critics.com shares that in the Philippines, Royal Caribbean (one of the leading cruise line company in the world) regularly operates its recruitment programs. In this manner, the Apprenticeship-by-Experience (ApEx) or Shipboard Training with the Basic Training Course were opened to cater to the needs of manning the cruise line industry and to widen the exposure of Marian Hospitality Management students. Therefore, last May 20 to 23, 2017, SMU HM students were bound to Cebu City and Cagayan de Oro (vice versa) for the shipboard training on board the passenger ships of 2Go, namely M/V St. John Paul II and St. Leo the Great. Students were deployed on the different departments of the vessel such as: the galley (kitchen), room accommodation, restaurant, the quickmart and the front office. On the 3rd day the group landed at the City of Cebu for the Basic Training Course. The course is composed of four modules for nine days and these are: the Personal Survival Techniques; Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting; Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety; and Social Responsibility. In addition, two faculty in-charge (Mr. Noel Abiva and Mr. John Michael Ibarra) participated the Basic Training Course sponsored by St. Andrew Educational Services as part of the faculty development of the HTM department. Following on June 4, 2017 at 1:30pm, the group left Cebu City bound for Manila on board M/V St. Leo the Great.
The International Center for the Study of Teaching and Learning Styles (ICSTLS) of Saint Mary’s University conducted a Seminar-Workshop on Teaching and Learning Styles-Dunn and Dunn Model (TLSDDM) last July 13 and August 1, 2010 at the School of Education Function Rm., RT Bldg. Seventy-two third year BEED and BSED students attended the training.
The opening ceremonies started with an invocation led by Mr. Sherween O. Ramorin and the national anthem by Ms. Melisa Angela. F. Orbizo. The speakers and their topics were as follows: Dr. Glenda G. Salem, Head, Professional Education- Rationale and Nature of TLSDDM, Dr. Anita V. Boceta, In-charge, ICSTLS- The TLSDDM-Based Lesson Plan Outline and Strategies for Better Class Interaction/ Preparation of Instructional Materials (manual), Dr. Moises Alexander T. Asuncion, former Dean of Education and VP for Academics (now)-Preparation of Instructional Materials (computerized). There were two class demonstrators, namely, Mr. Clarence Nilo Serquenia, BSED English 4 and Ms. Sheillah Mae Barsicula, BSED Physci 4.
The workshop proper was done on the second day. Participants were grouped by discipline and prepared lesson plans and instructional materials. The closing program was held in the afternoon. This included presentation of exhibits, giving of impressions, and awarding of certificates of participation. The participants expressed their appreciation to the speakers and on the seminar as a whole. They hoped to use what they have learned as educators in the near future.