Background of the Study
Training is a process of learning that takes place in a normal working station using different tools, materials, and documents for acquiring new ideas and skills. Training also is the execution of the things they have learned inside the four corners of the classroom, but not only execution, also the enhancement of the knowledge that they had acquired.
Hotel practicum is one of the most effective training grounds for them students. In hotel practicum, they can showcase all the skills and knowledge they earned/gained in their school. The Practicum trainee will also meet new people and build good rapport with them; they will handle ...view middle of the document...
The continuous engagement required by the Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management to Polytechnic University of The Philippines’ Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management students in Hotel Practicum is enough bases to assume that their over-all performance after undergoing such is enhanced. The most important training they are to accomplish is their Hotel Practicum.
As stated, students are required to undergo Hotel Practicum completing 400 hours as required in the revised curriculum of Polytechnic University of the Philippines’ Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management students 2009 CHMO No. 30, ‘HRM students should undergo 400 hours in a Hotel Institutions under the course code HORE 4024 Hotel Practicum with 6 units.
This study focuses on the effects and the results of the hotel practicum evaluation that determines how the students that underwent hotel practicum performed during the said training.
Practicum is a unit of work done by students that involves practical application of what they have learned in the four corners of their classroom. At the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, students undergoing a practicum must have a good attendance in his/her assigned job area or department, good discipline, good grades that indicate adequate understanding of theories thus a good probability of acceptable practical application of it; lastly, interest in a career in the hospitality industry. These are some of the criteria that a student trainee should obtain for them to have a good performance in during their training.
Performance Evaluation, just like the appraisal of the performance of the job employees of a company or establishment, the student practicum performance is also evaluated as he/she is given duties and responsibilities to perform during the period he/she is assigned in a department. Job performance evaluation is defined as the appraisal of the workers’ accomplishment or performance in the organization. It is the assessment if the organization’s objectives and goal are achieved. It aims to provide feedback on employee performance and a basis for personnel actions such as those laid-off or discharged.
The theory functional learning through relative immersion activities by Warin Wonghanchao (2004, 2006) can be strengthened and enriched by a continuous and regular assessment in order to achieve a synergic benefit to the academe and the industry. The Hospitality Industry operates in a system. The academe, which is the producer of the future employees, performs a vital role of producing qualified and competent graduates. The industry needs qualified employees in order to provide quality service to their customers. If one of them is weak, the other will be affected. The extent of learning of the Hotel and Restaurant Management Students is a product of concerned efforts of the Academe and the Industry. This means that what the students learned...