October 20, 2015, 8:00p.m. – A FACULTY member has obtained recognition for outstanding performance in a training program for trainers and assessors in food production.

Ryan Liba of the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management (CTHM) was named “best national master trainer” during the commencement exercises of the National Master Trainers and Assessors on Food Production program earlier this month.

Spearheaded by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Tourism Human Resource Development Program, the training program aims to develop local trainers and assessors on “ASEAN competency standards for tourism professionals.”

The program implements the ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement on tourism professionals that will allow qualified practitioners to work in all ASEAN member-states. 

Liba was joined by 26 hospitality educators and chef-instructors from different universities and hospitality training centers in the country, including Far Eastern University, De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde and Lyceum of the Philippines University.

Lyceum’s Mark Irvin Celis was named “best national master assessor.”

According to the official website of UST, the program was co-organized by the Department of Tourism, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and the Tourism Industry Board Foundation Inc.

The training program was held from Oct. 11 to 16 at the Diamond Hotel, Manila.

“Rest assured that we are going to help our government align the quality of our tourism professionals [to] the ASEAN Competency Standards,” Liba said in a Facebook status. Kathryn V. Baylon


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