La Consolacion College Bacolod’s TVL Hospitality and Tourism students were given a unique opportunity to gain practical experience through a hotel operations familiarization seminar at Park Inn hotel in Bacolod City on March 2-3, 2023. The event was part of the Senior High School’s work immersion program and aimed to provide students with real-world insights into the Hospitality and Tourism industry.
During the seminar, the students received a comprehensive tour of the hotel’s facilities, including the kitchen, utility, and administrative areas. The tour allowed the students to gain valuable experience and a better understanding of the various roles involved in hotel operations. The instructors, in collaboration with industry practitioners, worked hard to provide students with relevant experiences and inputs to help them prepare for a career in Hospitality and Tourism Management Programs.
Matthew Micael, one of the students who participated in the seminar, expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in hotel operations. He found the event to be insightful, and he developed an appreciation for the different roles and responsibilities involved in running a hotel. Matthew said that he was inspired by the hotel executives’ interactions with their workforce and was keen to start his own business in the future.
La Consolacion College Bacolod’s Senior High School Academic Coordinator, Mr. Rejay Alvarado, congratulated the teachers and appreciated them for going the extra mile to ensure the students’ needs were attended to. He gave an inspirational message encouraging the students to develop a passion for their work and cultivate a love of service to others through their chosen field of discipline.
The students enjoyed the activity, which was dubbed the Hotel Experience Learning Program, as they were treated like guests and billeted by the hotel during the seminar. This activity marked the beginning of a 120-hour work immersion program where students would be interning in various Hospitality and Tourism establishments in Negros Occidental. The seminar’s success was a testament to the school’s commitment to providing students with relevant practical experiences that would help them prepare for their future careers.