UB forges OJT partnership with leading Japanese Hotel Group

In a remarkable development, the University of Bohol, under the leadership of President Dr. Victoriano B. Tirol, III, has entered into a significant agreement with Tokyu Hotels Group, a distinguished corporate leader within the hospitality industry of Japan. This collaboration aims to provide invaluable international On-The-Job (OJT) training opportunities to graduating students from the university’s Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management program.

Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the OJT is a structured program that affords students the unique privilege of gaining hands-on experience across a spectrum of hotels operated by the Tokyu Hotels Group in Japan. The program offers participants practical exposure across diverse departments and areas within these hotels, thereby furnishing them with a holistic grasp of the operational dynamics.

Tokyu Hotels Group will provide structured training sessions and assign dedicated mentors or supervisors within the framework. This guidance is present throughout the students’ OJT journey, ensuring a blend of theoretical knowledge and real-world application. Furthermore, the initiative encompasses supplementary on-the-job training modules, workshops, and constructive feedback sessions. The multifaceted approach is calibrated to amplify the students’ learning curve and enhance their skill set.

(Left to right: Tokyu Hotels and Resorts representative, Sunouchi Yuto, Fukuda Sallie, Business Consultant - Ito Masahiro, UB President Ryan Tirol, Mizuta Makita and UB CHMTN Dean, Jane Doren Bungabong)

A significant aspect of this collaboration includes targeted recruitment activities, wherein Tokyu Hotels Group will extend invitations to the participating students upon their graduation. This integration between education and industry highlights the mutually beneficial nature of this partnership.

The MOU was signed by Dr. Victoriano B. Tirol, III, UB President, and Mr. Masahiro Ito, representative of Tokyu Hotels and Resort Co. Ltd., last August 29, 2023, at the Iluminada’s Hall, UB main campus. During the signing, Mizuta Makita, Sunouchi Yuto, Fukuda Sallie, and Dean Jane Doren Bungabong were present.

The collaboration between the University of Bohol and Tokyu Hotels Group exemplifies a pioneering stride towards bridging the academe and industry. It ultimately empowers students and prepares them to be adept professionals in global hospitality.

As this developed, Mrs. Jane Doren Bungabong, Dean of the UB College of Hospitality Management, Tourism and Nutrition (BSCHMTN), is anticipating the potential relaxation of restrictions on international internships. This constraint is still in effect since the COVID-19 pandemic.