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      • Skills for the workforce.

        Skills for the workforce.

    • Hospitality is a high-growth career with much potential for qualified workers.  Globally, despite a struggling worldwide economy, hospitality and tourism continue to experience steady growth.  The United National World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) forecasts international tourist arrivals to increase by 3% to 4% through 2014. This is in line with its long-term forecast for tourism, which is expected to grow an average of 3.8% per year through 2020. In the United States, travel and tourism is the first, second, or third largest employer in 30 of the 50 states.

      Hospitality is a profession noted for the diversity of its career opportunities and its preference for promoting skills workers quickly through the rants to supervisory and management positions.  For those with the skills and the drive, there is great potential for advancement and high earnings.

      The Educational Institute offers a solution to the industry’s need for qualified, skilled workers who are ready to be successful in the hospitality field. EI offers many training programs that culminate in an industry-recognized, portable certification endorsed by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA).  This industry-developed and industry recognized training and certification can open doors for YOUR workforce development clients. 

      The Educational Institute’s training programs have been used by a broad range of workforce development programs and agencies, including those serving young people, immigrants and refugees, formerly homeless adults, prison inmates, people with disabilities, and displaced workers. Hospitality-specific workforce training gives prospective employees basic skills that employers are seeking, as well as a realistic knowledge of what a career in hospitality entails.  Workforce development agencies turn to the Educational Institute to provide their job-training programs with the targeted hospitality content needed to prepare their clients for hotel jobs and successful careers.

       

      For more information about Programs for Workforce Development, please contact:
      Laura Phelps
      Account Executive, Global Sales
      lphelps@ahla.com
      +1.407.999.8100