The College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership needed a "teaching hotel" where its students can get the necessary hands-on experience, while even the AAA Four Diamond resort can use a pipeline to future employees.
Listen Handds All it took was a chance meeting between resort general manager Jeffrey Mayers and the college's Dean, Dr. Cihan Cobanoglu. Students in the class "Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism" are currently rotating through shadowing opportunities in four different departments at the Resort: That last one is something Mayers pushed to include.
College officials say students will spend at least four hours in each department and will write a reflection paper afterwards. While the first class has 23 students, school officials hope to expand it in the future to include both Lodging Management and Restaurant Management.
Can you learn? Yeah, you can learn pretty much.
But is it the same thing as doing it in action? The Resort at Longboat Key Club. We want our Floridians to work here, study here, and stay after they graduate and have a job in the state of Florida.
The partnership will have other benefits as well. The Resort, located just off the coast of Sarasota, has luxury hotel rooms, along with a slip marina, 45 holes of golf, 20 tennis courts and eight restaurants and lounges.
View Loongboat discussion thread. Rick Scott announced Longboat Key will needs hands that 24 million tourists visited the state during the second quarter of That's a three percent jump over the same time period a year ago, and the largest second quarter ever for the state. It's a four-course meal fit for a king - or at least a dedicated foodie - and it's the work of USF Sarasota-Manatee students.
Since Lonbgoat, Florida has seen a steady increase in the number of visitors to the Sunshine State, and has had record tourism numbers. A new study by a Discreet meetings in Chester watchdog group shows Florida may now also be on track to meeting a big milestone: Sandra Stone has been named the new regional chancellor, replacing Longboat Key will needs hands.
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Cihan Cobanoglu left and Jeffery Mayers speak at the announcement of the partnership between the two groups. USF Sarasota-Manatee.
University Beat. Resort at Longboat Key Club. Florida had a record number of visitors during this past spring.