# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Opportunities in Hospitality and Tourism Front Matter

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Opportunities in Hospitality and Tourism (8139/36 weeks) Instructional Framework

George R. Willcox, Director, Operations and Accountability
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120

Dr. David S. Eshelman, Director, Workforce Development and Initiatives
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120

Edited and produced by
CTE Resource Center
2002 Bremo Road, Lower Level
Henrico, VA 23226
Phone: 804/673-3778
Fax: 804/673-3798
Web address: www.cteresource.org

Copyright ©2015

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Foreword

To help students select appropriate courses of study to achieve their educational and occupational objectives, the Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education courses/programs are based on the nationally recognized 16 Career Clusters©. Each cluster is subdivided into various pathways and occupations. These structural components are defined as follows:

Several courses from one CTE program area may be chosen for completion in a coherent sequence, forming a concentration that prepares students for one or more occupations and supports additional education and training in the industry. Courses from various CTE program areas may also be combined in a program mix to enhance career goals. Course concentration sequences are identified in the CTE Administrative Planning Guide (APG), found online at www.cteresource.org/apg/.

A CTE completer is a student who meets the requirements for a CTE concentration and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program. Completers of certain CTE courses may be eligible for certification by an industry, professional organization, or trade association, or for licensure from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Completers may also be qualified to receive the Virginia Board of Education’s Advanced Mathematics and Technology Seal or its Career and Technical Education Seal and/or a student-selected verified credit. Information about the requirements for receiving these diploma seals and a verified credit is found in the APG at the Web site listed above.

This instructional framework presents the tasks/competencies validated by industry experts as essential statewide and required of all students enrolled in the course. Any tasks/competencies not designated as essential are considered optional and may be taught at the discretion of the school division. Also at the school division’s discretion, teachers may add tasks/competencies to supplement instruction and to meet their students’ needs.

The intent of this framework is to guide Virginia teachers in providing on-target, up-to-date, quality instruction leading to their students’ success in subsequent educational and career endeavors.

Acknowledgments

The components of this instructional framework were developed by the following business panel team members:

Beverly Black, Park/Recreation Specialist IV, Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services, Fairfax
Chris Canfield, Vice President, Partnership Alliance Marketing, Richmond
Andy Chaves, Senior Manager of Youth Strategy, Marriott International, Inc., Bethesda, Maryland
Leigh Dicks, President, Management Solutions at Services, LLC, Midlothian
Jeff Hummel, Regional Sales Manager, AAA Mid-Atlantic, Richmond
Natalie Kinney, Sales Manager, Sheraton Virginia Beach Hotel, Virginia Beach
Lisa McArthur, Convention Sales Manager, The Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors’ Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach
Elizabeth Sandoz, Sales Manager, The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Roanoke
Time Stacer, Director of Sales, Hilton Garden Inn, Richmond
Sarah Stafford, Director of Marketing & Events, Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association, Richmond
Elizabeth Weller, Executive Vice President of Administration, Professional Hospitality Resources, Virginia Beach

The following teachers served on the Curriculum Development team:

Theresa Caffee, Western Branch High School, Chesapeake Public Schools
Kristina Gehrki, Tysons Classroom on the Mall, Fairfax County Public Schools
Denise Lawson, Bayside High School, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Kathleen Lynch, Fauquier High School, Fauquier County Public Schools
Debra Myers, Landstown High School, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Christopher Pendergraft, Massaponax High School, Spotsylvania County Public Schools
Leslie Perry, Highland Springs Technical Center, Henrico County Public Schools
Felicia Scales, I.C. Norcom High School, Portsmouth Public Schools
Jason Uhry, Sherando High School, Frederick County Public Schools
Lynne Williams, Advanced Technology Center, Virginia Beach City Public Schools

The framework was edited and produced by the CTE Resource Center:

Kevin P. Reilly, Administrative Coordinator
Robin A. Jedlicka, Writer/Editor

Sharon W. Acuff, Specialist, Marketing
Office of Career and Technical Education Services
Virginia Department of Education

B. Anne Rowe, CTE Career Cluster Coordinator
Office of Career and Technical Education Services
Virginia Department of Education

Lolita B. Hall, Director
Office of Career and Technical Education Services
Virginia Department of Education