Tourism Update/CFHLA

Each year, Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association representatives conduct the Teacher Academy program, a job-shadowing experience that allows Central Florida educators the opportunity to follow “department heads” at CFHLA lodging establishments. The program is intended to inform teachers of the importance of the hospitality industry and to highlight the wide variety of employment opportunities for their students, as the hospitality industry employs one in every three Central Florida residents.

072116tourism01Representatives in the hospitality industry and local teachers participate in the 2016 Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association Teacher Academy program.

Last month, CFHLA recognized 15 2016 Teacher Academy participants during a luncheon held at the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management. CFHLA Board of Directors 2nd Vice President Fred Sawyers, complex general manager of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, delivered the keynote presentation.

072116tourism02As part of the 2016 CFHLA Teacher Academy program, Osceola High School hospitality teacher Valerie Woodring shadows Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association 2nd Vice Chairman Fred Sawyers, complex general manager of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.

072116tourism03(L. to r.) Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association board member Cindy Staley of Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort, Orange Technical College and Jones High School Business Instructor Darnise Spencer, and Travis Musick of SLBVR participate in the 2016 CFHLA Teacher Academy program.

Teaching Academy lodging partners included The Alfond Inn at Rollins; Avanti Orlando Resort; B Resort & Spa Lake Buena Vista; Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South; Floridays Orlando Resort; Hilton Orlando; JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes; Reunion Resort & Club; Orlando Marriott Lake Mary; Orlando World Center Marriott; Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel; Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld; CLC Regal Oaks/Encantada Resort; Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort; and Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. 💓

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