PHINMA UI undergoes SDH assessment

Officers from the School D’Hospitality Institute (SDH) in Singapore conducted a validation assessment of PHINMA University of Iloilo (PHINMA UI) in Iloilo City last December 2-3, 2019.

The SDH validators were Dr. Fred Utanes, Academic Development Consultant and Senior Lecturer, and, Mr. Craig Albrightson, Associate Dean. The purpose of the validation program is to ensure that SDH-trained faculty is providing the highest standards of education.

PHINMA University of Iloilo is in partnership with School D’ Hospitality Institute-Singapore since 2017.  Programs offered are Diploma in Hotel Operations (DHO) and Diploma in Business Management (DBM) for Hospitality, Tourism and Business students.

“We like your students because they are confident, hospitable and articulate” said Mr. Albrightson when they had their lecture and engagement with PHINMA UI’s Students in the SDH Program.

Dr. Utanes and Mr. Albrightson were also able to introduce SDH Programs to top owners and executives of premier hotels in Iloilo City, in a meeting over coffee initiated by PHINMA UI’s COO, Mr. Eduardo Y. Arevalo. Among them were Mr. Allan Ryan L. Tan, COO of Iloilo Convention Center and Hotel Del Rio, Ms. Natalie U. Lim, Resident Manager of Richmonde Hotel Iloilo and Mr. Joseph Eduard S. Del Rosario, Hotel Manager of SEDA Atria.

With the future plans for Iloilo City to be known as a MICE destination, the program offerings of SDH are very timely and relevant.  They also talked about industry requirements for its workforce and how the SDH graduates of PHINMA UI can meet these industry needs.

With the rigorous training that students experience with SDH, employing future SDH diploma holders from PHINMA UI is something to look forward to by these establishments.  SDH is also open to accepting professionals from the hospitality industry to the program.  This way, their employees will be more competent and globally competitive.

PHINMA UI is a member of the PHINMA Education Network, a chain of schools that provides affordable high quality education in the Philippines. Driven by its mission of “Making Lives Better Through Education,” PHINMA UI produces competent and employable Filipino professionals who can help build the nation.