HTM and Office Admin Faculty train for the Folio Plus Software

HTM and Office Admin Faculty train for the Folio Plus Software

December 2-4, 2015

Internet Center, Apo Pilo Building


            The faculty members of the Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) and Office Administration (OA) departments underwent a 3-day training from December 2-4, 2015 using the Folio Plus Software of the Fasttrack IT Academy at the Apo Pilo Building. With the objective of integrating a hands-on experience for students of Front Office Procedures and Rooms Division courses on the use of a computerized reservations system, the university tied-up with Fasttrack IT Academy in providing the former a software to be utilized on the aforementioned courses. This activity is called the Train the Trainer Program (TTP), wherein instructors need to be acquainted with the system first for they will be the one to deliver the course to students enrolled in the courses.


            The Front Office Operation and Management module consisted of topics covering the activities necessary in the guest cycle such as the pre-arrival, arrival, occupancy and departure. In addition, activities dealing with non-staying guests or for day tour and cashiering tasks were discussed.


            Also, additional module for Rooms Division was included in this 3-day training wherein a more detailed utilization of the software includes activities in the housekeeping department. Specifically, lessons covered here were: managing folio accounts and adjustments; housekeeping in hotel operations; linens and laundry; and night audit reports.


            By January 2016, students will already learn through their instructors, the use of this computerized reservation system at the Front Office Computer Laboratory room located at the second floor of the Apo Pilo Building, where the former Internet Center is found. With this course integration, the students will be provided with an edge over other future HTM professionals with this competency as a recognized trend utilized in the Hospitality and Tourism industry.



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