Montana education – RTLMT http://rtlmt.org/ Mon, 16 May 2022 18:10:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://rtlmt.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/cropped-icon-1-32x32.png Montana education – RTLMT http://rtlmt.org/ 32 32 Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation and Les Roches Global Hospitality Education launch 2022 Professional Development Program https://rtlmt.org/caribbean-hotel-tourism-association-education-foundation-and-les-roches-global-hospitality-education-launch-2022-professional-development-program/ Mon, 16 May 2022 18:10:00 +0000 https://rtlmt.org/caribbean-hotel-tourism-association-education-foundation-and-les-roches-global-hospitality-education-launch-2022-professional-development-program/ Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation and Les Roches Global Hospitality Education launch 2022 Professional Development Program CRANS-MONTANA, Swiss, May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Objectives of the initiative Caribbean hotel employees on the way to management Caribbean hospitality employees are invited and encouraged to apply for admission to the Caribbean Hospitality Professional Development Program […]]]>

Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation and Les Roches Global Hospitality Education launch 2022 Professional Development Program

CRANS-MONTANA, Swiss, May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Objectives of the initiative Caribbean hotel employees on the way to management

Caribbean hospitality employees are invited and encouraged to apply for admission to the Caribbean Hospitality Professional Development Program sponsored by Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, one of the world’s leading hospitality business schools, and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF).

Launched in 2021, this jointly sponsored program is designed to accelerate participants’ career trajectories into leadership positions in the hospitality industry. Through this initiative, the program supports Caribbean hospitality employees to grow and progress within the industry.

“We are extremely proud of the results of our first year of collaboration with CHTAEF,” said Carlos Díez de Lastra, CEO of Les Roches. “It was an enriching experience to have hospitality talents from all over the Caribbean develop their managerial skills on our campus within our international community of 90 nationalities. We are excited and determined to continue supporting the development of Caribbean talents with the CHTAEF to further promote quality tourism and excellence in the region.”

“Nothing is more important to the CHTA Education Foundation than helping our Caribbean hospitality professionals realize their highest potential and become the future leaders of the industry,” added the President of CHTAEF Karolin Trubetzkoy. “This is one of many programs we have developed to continue to provide opportunities for advancement within the industry.”

“They challenge you to think like a leader,” said 2021 graduate Noshane King, Regional Sales Manager, Norwegian Cruise Line.

The Caribbean Hospitality Professional Development Program is an academically rigorous yet flexible course designed to be studied alongside students’ current professional commitments, allowing them to accelerate their career without interrupting it. The program targets today’s hospitality supervisors and managers with the goal of propelling them into hotel manager or general manager roles over the next two to three years.

Describing his experience in the 2021 program, Rehana DorsetDirector of VIP Services – The Cove and Reef Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamiannoted, “As we progressed, the classes got harder. And while you progress at your own pace, there are deadlines and a significant amount of work to do. It’s a great (system of online support) The course on sustainability was so interesting, I am passionate about this topic.

Students are asked to commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week for the duration of the six-month program, which includes courses such as: Advanced Hotel Operations, Finance, Revenue Management, Marketing, Sustainability, Leadership and Organizational Behavior .

Stephen FaganConcierge Manager with Beaches Ocho Rios at Jamaicaparticipated in the program in 2021. “I am currently studying many different subjects and some class assignments require a partner or a group, so it helps you interact with others, so you can reach the world while sitting home,” he said.

The candidates for the Caribbean must have at least four years of hospitality experience, one year of which in a supervisory role. They must have their employer’s approval and support to participate and be able to fund the remaining program costs after scholarship deductions.

The deadline for applications is June 15, 2022with a program start date in September.

Interested candidates can get more information and apply at http://www.chtaef.com/caribbean-hospitality-professional-development-program/ or at https://learn.lesroches.edu/caribbean-executive-scholarship.html.

About CHTA Foundation for Education
CHTAEF was established in 1986 as an independent non-profit organization offering tax-exempt status for donations. As part of its mission, the CHTAEF makes available to people through the Caribbean region with an awareness of diverse career opportunities in the industry, as well as technical and professional development through scholarships, special assistance initiatives, and other training programs. The Education Foundation awarded more than $2 million in scholarships and grants to applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to the hospitality and tourism industry. CHTAEF volunteer administrators administer one of the largest scholarship programs available in the Caribbean hospitality and tourism industry. Funds for these scholarships and grants come from corporate sponsorships, benefit auctions and special events.

For more information, visit chtaef.com or email foundation@caribbeanhotelandtourism.com.

Les Roches Global Hospitality Education
The rocks is a Swiss institution focused on creating the innovative and entrepreneurial minds of tomorrow. Founded in 1954, The rocks offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in hospitality and tourism management according to the Swiss education model. With campuses across Swiss and Spain; a student body of over 100 different nationalities, the institution offers students a unique culturally diverse experience. From 2021, The rocks also has an academic alliance with the Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) with a partner campus in Gurugram (Delhi NCR). The rocks ranks among the top five higher education institutions in the world for hospitality and leisure management and employer reputation (QS World University Rankings, by Subject, 2022). Member of Sommet Education, a world leader in hospitality education, The rocks is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE).

For more information, visit lesroches.edu

Media Contact

Anouck Weiss, The rocks+ 41 (0)21 989 2663, media@sommet-education.com

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county plans to improve JDC’s educational services | ABC Fox Great Falls https://rtlmt.org/county-plans-to-improve-jdcs-educational-services-abc-fox-great-falls/ Wed, 11 May 2022 22:47:00 +0000 https://rtlmt.org/county-plans-to-improve-jdcs-educational-services-abc-fox-great-falls/ GREAT FALLS, Mt. – The Great Falls Public School District (GFPS) and Cascade County Commissioners have partnered to bring education to the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) for years, and this week they revamped what it looks like this partnership. In the past, there were two teachers employed at the JDC, one district employee and one […]]]>

GREAT FALLS, Mt. – The Great Falls Public School District (GFPS) and Cascade County Commissioners have partnered to bring education to the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) for years, and this week they revamped what it looks like this partnership.

In the past, there were two teachers employed at the JDC, one district employee and one county employee. But after reviewing the contract and the pros and cons, the commissioners tell Montana Right Now the two will be school district employees going forward.

Although this may not seem like a big change, it actually makes all the difference for teachers.

While employed by the county, teachers were unable to access tenure to increase their salary over the years.

They also did not have access to all GFPS documents.

By making both employees GFPS employees, they have access to all materials and salary increases.

“It’s going to benefit our educators, but more than that it’s going to benefit the students who are there. Because teachers will have access to the materials they need to get ahead at all times and we will have education available all year round for these kids,” said Cascade County Commissioner Don Ryan.

Ryan says these education programs don’t just look at the age of the kids and put them in the corresponding class, they meet them where they are at in their education, so if they go back to the school, they are ready to move on. with their class.

According to the commissioners, the annual cost will be $70,000 for fiscal years 2023 and 2024 and they will pay GFPS which employs the educators.

For more information on the JDC, Click here.

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Hunting and bowhunting instructors honored https://rtlmt.org/hunting-and-bowhunting-instructors-honored/ Wed, 11 May 2022 07:14:35 +0000 https://rtlmt.org/hunting-and-bowhunting-instructors-honored/ MISSOULA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks honored the service of its volunteer hunter and bow hunter education instructors from West Central Montana (Region 2) this month in Missoula. Montana’s Hunter and Bowhunter Education Program is made possible by a group of dedicated volunteer instructors who collectively teach hundreds of courses each year. The state’s […]]]>


MISSOULA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks honored the service of its volunteer hunter and bow hunter education instructors from West Central Montana (Region 2) this month in Missoula. Montana’s Hunter and Bowhunter Education Program is made possible by a group of dedicated volunteer instructors who collectively teach hundreds of courses each year. The state’s longest-serving instructor has been a volunteer for 65 years.

All service award recipients receive a plaque and special additional awards at defined service milestones. Many instructors with years of service ranging from 5 to 35 (please see list below) received awards at this year’s workshop in Missoula.

This year’s honorees were Jim Wyant and Thomas Wyant, Sr. of Anaconda, who received their 30-year bowhunting education award, and Mark Petroni of Anaconda with 35 years of service to bowhunting education and Deb Regan of Superior with 35 years of hunting education.

Several instructors also received special awards for their additional contributions as instructors. Randy Allen of Missoula received the Instructor of the Year award. Alberton’s Andy Knapp received the Charlie Whitfield Award for Excellence in Teaching Bowhunter Training and Dave Tweet received the Joe Rice Award for Excellence in Teaching Bowhunter Training the hunt.

FWP is grateful to have hundreds of qualified instructors across the state and is always in need of additional volunteers. For more information on becoming a Hunter, Bowhunter, or Trapper Education instructor, please contact Vivaca Crowser at 406-542-5518, or visit the website at fwp.mt.gov/hunt/education/volunteer-instructors for find out more and apply. To find hunting and bowhunting lessons near you, visit fwp.mt.gov/hunt/education

2022 West-Central Montana Hunter and Bowhunter Education Award List

5 year old Hunter Ed

Kerrie Berger, Anaconda

Eric Clark, Lolo

Logan Fraley, Ronan

Pete Giese, Lake Seeley

Dean Johnson, Missoula

Marty Maddalena, Missoula

5 year old Bowhunter Ed

Kerrie Berger, Anaconda

Eric Clark, Lolo

Logan Fraley, Ronan

Marty Maddalena, Missoula

10 years old Hunter Ed

Christopher Davey, Missoula

Jill Wilson, Stevensville

10 years Bowhunter Ed

Merri Clapham, Stevensville

Jackie WeidowVictor

15 year old Hunter Ed

Darryl Graham, Lolo

15 year old Bowhunter Ed

David Simons, Jr., Florence

Zane Wyant, Anaconda

20 years Hunter Ed

Randy Allen, Missoula

Dolores Dunkerson Drummond

Michael Williams, Stevenville

25 years old Hunter Ed

Phil Mason, Ignatius

25 years Bowhunter Ed

Andy Knapp, Alberton

Pete Newman, Missoula

30 years Bowhunter Ed

Jim Wyant

Thomas Wyant, Sr.

35 years old Hunter Ed

Deb Regan, Superior

35 year old Bowhunter Ed

Mark Petroni, Anaconda

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St. Louis Area Nursing Schools Step Up To Meet Demand | Education https://rtlmt.org/st-louis-area-nursing-schools-step-up-to-meet-demand-education/ Sun, 08 May 2022 04:45:00 +0000 https://rtlmt.org/st-louis-area-nursing-schools-step-up-to-meet-demand-education/ WEBSTER GROVES — Webster University will open a new college of health sciences in June in hopes of doubling enrollment in health science programs over the next five years. It’s a radical departure from the university’s former focus on the arts. “The time has come for another technological revolution,” said Julian Schuster, president of the […]]]>

WEBSTER GROVES — Webster University will open a new college of health sciences in June in hopes of doubling enrollment in health science programs over the next five years.

It’s a radical departure from the university’s former focus on the arts.

“The time has come for another technological revolution,” said Julian Schuster, president of the university. “Cybersecurity, health, science – not just creating service professions, but doing it for the good of the community – for the continuing and compelling unmet need.”

Webster is among several area schools that have expanded nursing and health science programs to meet a growing need for medical personnel. With an aging population and a crippling pandemic, health and science graduates are in high demand.

For more than two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed both the importance of nurses and the pressure placed on healthcare personnel. Hospitals and long-term care centers have been so understaffed lately that they have had to delay or cancel procedures.

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A national labor shortage existed in the healthcare sector even before the pandemic. But COVID-19 has put the system under such unusual stress that it’s hard to say for sure how many new nurses the country needs, academic experts say.

The pandemic has clouded forecasts by increasing demand for nurses in key roles, such as intensive care units and emergency rooms, while simultaneously driving out burnt-out nurses, seeking higher pay, unable to find jobs. child care or unwilling to get vaccinated, according to Peter Buerhaus of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies at Montana State University.

“We’re kind of in a volatile time right now,” Buerhaus said. It is possible that some nurses who resigned during the pandemic will return, he said, or that demand for services will return to pre-pandemic levels.

But local nursing schools have not seen a drop in applications or enrollment during the pandemic.

COVID-19 has made young people more aware of nursing as a career path, said Danny Willis, dean of the St. Louis University school of nursing.

“Nursing is at the forefront of people’s consciousness in a way that perhaps it wasn’t before,” Willis said. “I think, if anything, COVID has increased the visibility of work.”

More and more people are also aware of the difficulty of nursing, he said, adding: “Nursing is not for the weak.

A shortage of instructors

Solving the supply problem is not as easy as directing more students to healthcare majors. Nationally, nursing programs rejected more than 90,000 qualified applications in 2021 because they ran out of room for other students, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Nursing programs also require practical training, including supervised internships in hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities.

“Expanding a nursing program is no easy task,” said Donna Meyer, CEO of the California Organization for Associate Degrees in Nursing.

In her former position as dean of health sciences at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Meyer said, she expanded the nursing program from 93 to 300 students by 2015. But it took a big investment. “We built a brand new building; we got resources to hire learning specialists, have a simulation lab, hire more teachers,” she recalls.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale successfully added a nursing program in fall 2020 that will eventually enroll up to 300 students.

Another challenge related to the expansion of nursing schools is the shortage of instructors. About 8% of faculty positions in 935 nursing programs nationwide were vacant in the 2021-2022 academic year, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, a Washington-based advocacy group.

Nursing program accreditors typically require faculty to have at least a master’s degree, but these highly skilled nurses can earn far more in a clinical setting than they can teach.

Pamela Franklin has been a nurse for 32 years and is working on a master’s degree at Webster University to become a full-time educator. Through a partnership with the Missouri Hospital Association, students like Franklin can teach at St. Louis Community College and other nursing schools while they graduate.

“Obviously there’s a shortage of nurses, but without enough instructors, we won’t be able to train new RNs,” Franklin said.

Healthcare companies nationwide are increasingly partnering with colleges to address labor shortages through tuition incentives, paid internships, and other initiatives. Federal pandemic relief funds have also been targeted to attract more medical students.

New facilities, expanding programs

In a recent course at Webster University, doctoral students in nursing anesthesia learned how to use ultrasound to assess trauma patients. The simulated patient appeared on an interactive touch screen where Assistant Professor Nicholas Curdt manipulated the image to peel back layers of skin and muscle to examine injured organs.

The new Webster College of Science and Health will hold classes in the high-tech Browning Hall, which opened in 2017, for graduate programs such as nursing anesthesia and undergraduate programs including nursing and exercise science.

By 2027, university leaders aim to enroll 1,750 people in health sciences fields, more than a third of the university’s 5,000 students in St. Louis.

St. Louis Community College grew to 557 nursing students this semester, up from 463 students in 2020. The Respiratory Therapy, Surgical Technology, and Ultrasound programs saw double-digit increases in enrollment rates.

“I think what we’re seeing here is that the pandemic has shed light on the opportunities that are available in health care,” said William Hubble, district dean of academic affairs and health sciences. “People are looking for ways to get into the profession, and community college is a very affordable way to do that.”

The average age of college nursing students is 28 or 29, Hubble said.

“The majority are people who are already working in other industries and are looking for an opportunity to advance,” Hubble said. “St. Louis Community College is a major supplier of employees to our area hospitals.

The college opened a new nursing and health sciences building on its Forest Park campus in 2019, in part to attract more students to medical professions. Similar buildings are slated to open at the Florissant Valley campus in 2024 and in Wildwood a few years later.

“We are doing what we can to increase capacity,” he said. “We need people in the health professions.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

The medical ICU on the 8th floor of Central West End Hospital was the first COVID ward at the state’s busiest hospital.