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JIB inks MOA with US Hospitality Management

The Mindanao Daily Mirror.   The signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between Joji Ilagan Career Center Foundation Inc. and the American Hospitality Academy (AHA) on July 9 assures the international internship of JIB students and graduates.

AHA is one of the largest providers of hospitality internship programs in the United States and provides over 1,000 year round placements for both American and International Trainees.

The academy will provide hands-on learning experiences at contracted resorts and hotels located in Hilton Head Island and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Orlando, and Florida.

"We need more Filipinos to represent us as students culture ambassadors," AHA president Cindi Reiman said.

Reiman added that they are looking for Filipinos because they speak English well and are naturally freindly and hospitable.

Katie Huffsetter, director for AHA's training and development, said their internship has detailed plans with competency in hotel and restaurant and will help increase the technical skills of the students.

Huffsetter added that at least 10,000 students have already availed themselves of AHA's internship program.

According to Joji Ilagan Bian,  chair JIB Career Center Foundation, they will send the first batch of students who are graduates of HRM and Tourism in March next year.

Under the one year partnership, the students will undergo the international internship program of AHA that offers internship program of AHA that offers internships in three areas namely front office, food service, and resort activities.

"We are open to explore to various opportunities and various experiences.  I believe it will be a good training for our students.  We hope we will live it up to the expectation of AHA," Bian said.  Maya M. Padillo