The CHED Technical Committee for Hospitality Management and Tourism Management (TCHMTM) accompanied by officials from the Commission on Higher Education Regional Office V(CHEDROV) visited the Pili campus and conducted a site visit and compliance evaluation as part of the Department of Tourism Management’s (DTM) grant application for the Sustainable Tourism Education Program Upgrading Project (STEP UP) last November 6, 2023.

STEP-UP is a collaboration between the CHED and the Department of Tourism (DOT) granting 25 Million to qualified SUC’s with BSTM and BSHM program offerings by extending financial assistance intended in the upgrading of laboratory equipment and facilities, capacity building activities for faculty members and staff, and the conduct of research and extension activities.

The CHED TCHMTM visitors were spearheaded by Dr. Ma. Christina G. Aquino, as TCHMTM lead, with Ms. Lucita B. Mejia, staff of the CHED Office of Programs and Standards Development (OPSD). Also part of the contingent were Dr. Karen I Iniego, Education Supervisor of CHEDROV, and accompanied by Ms. Sharie A. Bailon.

Truly, the CBSUA feels blessed for being considered as one of the 14 grant recipients throughout the country .At the same time, this will be a welcome opportunity for the Department of Tourism Management (DTM) to further upgrade their laboratory tools and equipment. ” Dr. Philip N. Talay, Dean of the College of Economics and Management, shared.

“If qualified, the 25 Million funding will be utilized for equipment purchases and refurbishments. Specifically, improvement of the hot and cold kitchen laboratories, travel and tour computer laboratory, hotel operations laboratory. “, according to Prof. Enrique F. Villamor, DTM Program Chair. | 𝘙𝘦𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘧. 𝘌𝘯𝘳𝘪𝘲𝘶𝘦 𝘍. 𝘝𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘳, 𝘋𝘛𝘔 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘪𝘳



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