By Maya M. Padillo
The students of the Career Institute of Southeast Asia (CAISA) showed off their skills and creativity during their 5th Global Skills with a theme “CAISASEAN: CAISA goes ASEAN – A showcase of hospitality skills in the ASEAN Region.”
The event aims to showcase the students’ hospitality and tourism talents and skills through healthy competitions in the Hospitality and tourism Contests. In Bartending students showed their skills in flaring and mixing different concoction; Dress the Cupcake – students decorated the cupcakes according to their chosen ASEAN region as part of their theme; Freaky Shake, students made overloaded goodness of sweets in one cup; Fruit and vegetable decoration, the art of arranging and carving fruits and vegetables; Lobby centerpiece, creating a fabulous, spacious and tastefully decorated lobby centerpieces.
There was also the Sit down flower arrangement where students craft stunning flower arrangement with the chosen ASEAN region; Synchronized table napkin folding students showed their skills in the art of folding the table napkin while dancing; Themed table set up, displaying the elegant themed table set up according to their chosen ASEAN country; Tour Guiding, students provide assistance, information on the cultural, historical and contemporary heritage of the chosen ASEAN region and; Waiter’s Relay wherein students demonstrated the art in a manner of fast and easy service.
Students were divided into four teams each representing the following ASEAN countries – Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia and Malaysia. All the competing teams displayed their at the school’s lobby entries along with colorful cloth and props used.
All the entries wowed the guests and judges composed of president of Davao Tourism Association, Gatchi Gatchalian, who was also the guest speaker of the event. Various guests also graced the affair including industry practitioners Edmund Mayormita, owner of Travel Advantage; Bong Dumadag, owner of Prox Travel; Lloyd Base, former manager of El Bajada Hotel; and Krk Khan, representative from Courtside Sports Café.
CAISA students are regarded as the most hard-working students as almost 90 percent of them are working students; they work from Mondays-Saturdays and have chosen to study a 2 year program in Hospi-tality and Tourism Management on Sundays in JIB.
CAISA is already in its 8th year of providing quality education to all who work and study at the same time. CAISA offers the following two-year programs: Associate in Hotel and Restaurant Management Course and Associate in Travel and Tourism Management. The institute is located at the ICHEF/ IMS compound, De Jesus St., Davao City. For inquiries, contact 305-2148 or visit their facebook page CAISA “Career Institute of Southeast Asia.”