Teaching is a long-time career for those who teach. It is a profession where one shares not only his expertise but also his authenticity and heart. And as part of the commitment of José Rizal University (JRU), the faculty of the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management are enjoined to attend every faculty development activity. Through this, it develops each faculty to be more qualified as an instructor and apparently, be able to train his/her students to become useful and responsible citizens of the nation.
For the past few years, the faculty has been attending trainings and seminars to further improve their skills. Last summer of 2011, Friday’s and Gloria Jean’s gave free seminars on Barista which was held at Robinson’s Galleria and Bartending at TGIF Sta. Lucia. Then, last summer of 2012, trainings were conducted on Personality Development, English Proficiency, and Casino Gaming. Likewise, just recently, trainings were facilitated on Fruit and Vegetable Carving, Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and NC II in Housekeeping. Getting involved in all these activity gives the faculty the opportunity to be more adept in their field of expertise.
It is the pride and honor of JRU under the leadership of Dean Ronald Dexter V. Antiporda that some of these teachers have become great coaches and even competitors since they themselves have won in various culinary competitions and have bagged numerous awards such as bronze in Cocktail Mixing, Wedding Cake, Chocolate Showpiece and Napkin Folding – professional division and Silver in Fruit and Vegetable Carving and Napkin Folding – student division in the National Food Showdown (NFS) 2012 to name a few and being the “Umami Master Showdown 2012”. Thus, it is very important that the faculty masters his/her field of specialization so as not only to be competitive in the academe, hospitality and tourism industry but also to be able to provide his/her students with the tools that will prepare them for their first job and also to ensure that they are well-equipped to succeed in today’s rapidly changing technological world.