Doris Hidalgo Patiño, the director of Universidad Latina’s tourism degree program, was elected to be an official representative of the National Commission for Hotel and Tourism Education.
According to group’s president, Ruth Alfaro, "Professor Doris Patino Hidalgo has been recognized for her excellent performance as an educator in this field, so we have elected her to join our leadership."
The goal of the Commission is to promote quality and excellence in vocational and technical training to support demand for tourism in Costa Rica, which is one of the country’s main industries. The National Commission for Hotel and Tourism Education is governed by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, and it includes representatives from CONESUP, INA, MEP, state and private universities, businesses and the professional sector.
Professor Hidalgo Patiño’s main responsibilities will include ensuring the interests and needs of students that are enrolled in private and public institutions by improving academic plans, promoting employment opportunities in the labor market and through facilitating access to technical or educational resources.
"This represents a great opportunity to get more engaged in my field. I look forward to the challenge, and hope to to encourage and support the establishment of the College of Professional Tourism, "said Mrs. Hidalgo.
To achieve her objectives, Professor Hidalgo Patiño will meet with members of the Commission, every month, and representatives from private institutions every two months, to deliver progress reports and updates.
This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.