The hospitality industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. Registered Apprenticeship programs are helping to help ensure that the skilled workers this industry needs are available to maintain that trend.
Food service and other hospitality jobs are often the first jobs young people hold, and for some, it can be the first step towards a life-long career. Hospitality-based businesses need a way to identify the skills in their entry-level workers that will take them to the next level in their careers. Apprenticeship programs help make that possible, ensuring that employers have the right employees with the diverse talents needed to succeed in this industry.
This page offers tools, program examples, and other resources that can be used to help expand apprenticeship in the hospitality sector.
Examples of Registered Apprenticeship Programs in Hospitality
- National Restaurant Association
- American Hotel & Lodging Association
- Wisconsin Hospitality, Lodging and Tourism
- Southern California Inland Empire Chefs & Cooks Association Apprenticeship Program
- American Culinary Federation Apprenticeship Program
- Delgado Community College Culinary Arts Apprenticeship
- Jefferson State’s Culinary and Hospitality Institute
- The Greenbrier Culinary Apprenticeship Program
Reports on the Hospitality Industry Workforce
- Preparing for an Aging Workforce: Retail and Hospitality Industry Toolkit
- Creating Opportunities for Youth in Hospitality
- Workforce Development Programs for Hospitality and Tourism
- Foundational Skills in the Service Sector
Additional Resources for Hospitality Workforce Development
- San Francisco Hospitality Initiative
- California Community Colleges Retail/Hospitality/Tourism “Learn and Earn”
- Prince George’s Community College Hospitality and Tourism Institute
- BEST Housekeeping Apprenticeship Flyer
- HTA Chef de Partie/Line Cook Apprenticeship Flyer
- Keystone Development Partnership Mentoring for Apprenticeship: Train-the-Trainer for On-the-Job Training (OJT)