UB holds first stakeholders confab in tourism

The University of Bohol College of Hospitality Management, Tourism and Nutrition (CHMTN) held a successful conference among stakeholders in hotel, restaurant and tourism industry last October 26, 2016 at the Information Research Center (IRC), UB Main Campus, Tagbilaran City.

The conference is geared towards upgrading the way students are train in school to meet the needs of the industry. Under the Outcome Based Education (OBE), school curriculum is updated to fit the demand of the work place. In spite of the university’s standard based curriculum, UB continuously conducts consultations with the stakeholders to ensure the quality of graduates as expected in the market.

Phil Rodney Magallano and Steffi Justol, HRM and Tourism students respectively, shared their experiences as students of UB CHMTN and how their personalities were honed to become future professionals.

In the presentation of the Roles, Competencies and Values of CHMTN, Dean Maria Asuncion Laxa Bersabal highlighted the transformation of the students for each year level until their graduation. She called for a strong and continuous partnership among colleges and universities with the Bohol Association of Tourism Educators (BATE), Bohol Association of Hotel, Resorts and Restaurant (BAHRR) and the Department of Tourism.

During the open forum, leading hoteliers, travel agency operators, restaurateurs and some line agencies of the government in Bohol took turns in sharing their concerns on On the Job Trainees (OJT) and sharing solutions for performance enhancement. With the stakeholders conference, the fore-runners of the tourism industry in the province commended the University of Bohol in its initiative to help improve the quality of graduates in hospitality and restaurant management and tourism.

The occasion was graced with the presence of University President Atty. Nuevas T. Montes who affirmed the school’s commitment for academic excellence and Vice President for Academics Dr. Lumin T. Pamaran who delivered the statement of purpose.

To note, the college opened its gate to enrollees in 1993 as College of Hospitality and Restaurant Management. It added a course in Tourism in 2000 and included Nutrition and Dietetics in 2010.

TOURISM INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS – School administrators, hoteliers, restaurateurs, travel agency operators, parents, government agency representatives pose for a souvenir during the 1st UB CHMTN Stakeholders Conference held last October 26, 2016 at UB Information Research Center.

Dr. Maria Asuncion Laxa Bersabal, dean College of Hospitality Management, Tourism and Nutrition interacts with the participants during the presentation of the Roles, Competencies and Values.