Transform Your Workforce Through Registered Apprenticeship!

Registered apprenticeship is a training program that combines on the job learning with classroom education for in demand occupations.  For employers, it provides an opportunity to develop highly skilled workers and significantly strengthen labor retention by using a proven method to develop both current employees and prospective employees.  For employees, it is an opportunity to advance their careers, receive hands on learning, and earn both college credit and industry certification at no charge via scholarship funding from the AHLA Foundation. 

Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, the nation’s first hospitality apprenticeship is a win-win for both employees and employers. In partnership with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship suite of programs is offered for both the lodging and restaurant industries. 

Apprenticeship is adaptable regardless of employer type and size – hotel brands, management companies, and independent properties alike have all found success with the program. 

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The AHLA Foundation currently has two apprenticeship tracks:

  1. Lodging Manager: Growing the bench strength of company supervisors & managers.

  2. Hotel Cook: Developing entry level culinary talent.

Key Highlights to Date:

  • Apprentice Retention Rate: 94%

  • Participating Corporate Lodging Employers: 45

  • Geographic Reach: 47 states and 500+ individual hotel properties

Are you an employer interested in learning more about the Foundation's apprenticeship programs? 

Please contact: Carrie Alexander, Program Manager

Are you currently working in the hotel industry or wish to apply? 

Find out if your company currently offers apprenticeship by checking out our current list of employers below. 

If your company is not listed, tell your manager about why apprenticeship might be right for you and ask them to contact us.

Transform Your Workforce Through Registered Apprenticeship!

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