ERIC Number: ED031181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
A Follow-Up Study of Junior College Hotel and Restaurant Education in Florida.
Almarode, Richard L.
This study examines hospitality programs from the enabling legislation in 1961, which provided for an advisory committee to the Hotel and Restaurant Commission on education. Its purpose was to employ a director of the programs and two field representatives or consultants to offer on-the-job assistance to managers and employees in the state's hospitality industry. In 1962, eight regions were surveyed to determine job opportunities, on-the-job training facilities, and the probable degree of industry cooperation. This report compares the curriculums of six junior colleges with that recommended by a 1964 joint industry and education meeting in three areas of education: (1) general, (2) business and electives, and (3) technical hotel and restaurant. General studies requirements vary greatly among the colleges, although all require English and physical education. In the business area, math is required by most, followed by advertising and sales. In the technical programs, all but one require a basic course in food production. The Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education committee recommends academic credit for internship only in the transfer program (six hours), while the colleges allow as much as 18 credit hours for on-the-job experience. Details of programs of the six colleges are given, as well as current industry/education relations. Most graduates appear to be successfully employed in the industry or are continuing their education at 4-year institutions. (HH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. School of Business.
Identifiers - Location: Florida