The hospitality industry continues to grow both nationally and internationally, and with it, the need for qualified employees
at all levels. While overall job growth in the United States has been estimated at 14 percent between now and 2014, growth in the hospitality
industry is expected to rise by nearly 18 percent. In fact, in January of 2012 the White House issued an Executive Order aimed at boosting travel
and tourism jobs. Recognizing the fact that the hospitality and tourism industry is leading a recovery focused on job creation and positive gains
for the economy, the White House acknowledged that jobs are waiting for the right people with the skills and knowledge to lead effectively.
The Lodging Management Program takes advantage of these opportunities, helping high school juniors and seniors take their first
real steps toward promising hospitality careers. This two year program combines work experiences with a practical curriculum that imparts
real-world skills and hotel management concepts. Topics covered in the program include an overview of lodging management, front office and
housekeeping management, leadership skills, marketing and sales, and food and beverage service. Through internships, students can explore the wide
variety of career pathways open to them in
the hotel industry.
The Lodging Management Program is a great first step for students with college plans. Because the curriculum's learning objectives correspond
to competency lists used in the Educational Institute's post-secondary curriculum, the basis for articulation agreements with post-secondary
hospitality programs is strong.
Establishing an articulation agreement between your high school and post-secondary school is an important way to encourage higher education
among your students. Basically, an articulation agreement spells out the two schools will coordinate educational programs and resources.
Articulation agreements can be implemented in many different forms, as shown in the following examples:
The structure of the Lodging Management Program facilitates articulation agreements with post-secondary schools. The learning objectives for
each year can be compared to hospitality management courses art four-year and two-year post-secondary schools. Upon successful completion of both
year-end exams, the student will be able to articulate into a school that teaches Educational Institute courses or Educational Institute textbooks.
More than 1,200 schools around the world use Educational Institute text and courses. Students are not limited, however, to articulating into
programs where Educational Institute courses are taught. Many schools offer other hospitality management programs as well.
The learning objectives of the LMP match many of the competencies in EI courses. Listed below are the six EI courses that most closely match
the learning objectives in the LMP:
Competencies from the following texts are also included in the LMP:
Presents the world of hotel operations and management in everyday language that students can understand. Each chapter clearly spells out
learning objectives that should be mastered both in the classroom and in the workplace. Chapters also include:
Contains in-class activities, homework assignments, and projects in a convenient softbound book that students will carry with them to classes.
Designed to help teachers get the most out of the LMP curriculum. The teacher's materials are organized into four main books:
This is your complete guide to implementing the Lodging Management Program in your community. Here you'll find such valuable information as:
Created by the Educational Institute for professional hotel training, industry videos add an exciting alternative to a teacher's/facilitator's
repertoire. The videos in the LMP package (sold separately) are referenced in the Instructor's Lesson Plans.
Helping Students Stay on Track
The LMP curriculum gauges student achievement in both the classroom and the workplace. On-the-job training and classroom learning are integrated
in a number of ways. In addition to the teacher's more typical assessment tools-classroom participation, homework, quizzes, and chapter tests-the
LMP offers teachers several alternative assessment tools that are specifically geared to the school-to-career curriculum.
Based on extensive input from hospitality professionals nationwide, the Lodging Management Program (LMP) curriculum offers students both the
operations management and the business skills that hospitality industry pros use daily. During Year 1 of the program, students begin to master the
foundation knowledge and skills of the industry. In Year 2, those skills begin to be crafted into a leadership and supervisory role so that the
students begin to build a successful career platform.
Unit 1- Overview of Lodging Management
Ch 1: Organization and Structure
Ch 2: Guest Service
Ch 3: Careers
Unit 2- The Front Office
Ch 4: The Guest Cycle
Ch 5: Telecommunications
Ch 6: Reservations
Ch 7: Registration
Ch 8: Check-Out and Settlement
Ch 9: The Night Audit
Unit 3- Housekeeping
Ch 10: Housekeeping Management
Ch 11: Housekeeping Inventory
Ch 12: Guestroom Cleaning
Ch 13: On-Premises Laundry Management
Ch 14: Carpet Construction and Maintenance
Ch 15: Safety, Chemical, and Security Management
Unit 1- Leadership and Management
Ch 1: Leadership and Management
Ch 2: Communication Skills
Ch 3: Team Building
Ch 4: Career Development
Unit 2- Marketing and Sales
Ch 5: Hospitality Marketing and Sales
Ch 6: The Marketing Plan
Ch 7: The Sales Office
Ch 8: Banquet and Meeting Room Sales
Ch 9: Selling is Everyone's Job
Ch 10: Telephone Sales
Unit 3- Food and Beverage
Ch 11: Hotels and the Food Service
Ch 12: The Menu
Ch 13: Dining and Beverage Service
Ch 14: Casual/Theme Restaurants
Ch 15: Banquets and Catered Events
Ch 16: Room Service
Although LMP can be customized to a number of needs, often times we are asked to provide a sample syllabus for first-time instructors.
Below please find the recommended breakdown for both LMP Year 1 and LMP Year 2.
A professional certification aimed at graduates of the Lodging Management Program has been established. To qualify for the Certified Front Desk
Supervisor (CFDS) designation, graduating seniors must complete and pass the LMP exams for both Year 1 and Year 2, work in the lodging industry for
at least 160 hours, and obtain the signature of the general manager at the property where they are employed.
Download the Certified Front Desk Supervisor (CFDS) application form (PDF format).
The Educational Institute also offers other professional hospitality
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