HRM and TM students win gold and bronze in 11th COHREP IV
Students from the E.T. Yuchengco College of Business (ETYCB) once again bagged awards at the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines (COHREP) National Skills Competition held last March 10, 2017.
For the third year in a row, another group of Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) and Tourism Management (TM) students representing Malayan Colleges Laguna (MCL) won 2 major awards in the recently concluded Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines (COHREP) National Skills Competition held at Lyceum of the Philippines University-Laguna on March 10, 2017.
In its 11th season, the competition, with the theme “Leveling Up: Hospitality and Tourism Education,” saw 18 schools from Luzon provinces vie with each other while showcasing their knowledge and skills.
HRM students Jasmine Pinaroc, Harralyn Diaz, and Aveline Pasion with their coach, Chef Nina Sanidad and their winning entry to the Dress the Cake Competition.
The HRM team composed of 2nd year students Jasmine Pinaroc, Harralyn Diaz, and Aveline Pasion, under the tutelage of Chef Nina Sanidad, competed in the Dress the Cake Competition under the Culinary and Restaurant Services Category, taking home the gold award.
Just like any first time participant, the trio did not expect to win at all. “Nung in-announce na ‘yung bronze at silver, hindi na kami umasa. Akala namin talo na. Kami pala ‘yung gold.”
TM representatives Sophia Marie Teruel and Dianne Musni, with Prof. Florenda De Vero as their coach, gained the bronze award in the Flight Attendant Showmanship Competition under the Tourism Category.
TM students Dianne Musni and Sophia Marie Teruel, meanwhile, bagged the bronze award in the Flight Attendant Showmanship Competition.
“Their accomplishment was a testimony of how patience, perseverance, and passion produce excellence. I saw their determination and excitement during practices, not so much to win the gold, but to come up with something they could be really be proud of,” said the E.T. Yuchengco College of Business (ETYCB) Interim Dean, Prof. Maria Rhodora R. Austria.
She also advised students who aspire to join competitions to take every opportunity to learn. She also added to “keep on exploring, creating, practicing, and developing” their skills.
COHREP aims to promote teaching excellence in hospitality education by providing venues to transform educators into confident and values-laden professionals, committed to the development of competent graduates with employable skills.