Career Development

With nearly 80% of hotels experiencing staffing shortages, there are currently more than 100k positions left unfilled.

We’re here to help the hotel industry find the talent they need.

From entry-level workers to executive roles, our career development programs help recruit, train, and advance top talent at every level.

Apprentice Program– The AHLA Foundation has apprentices working in nearly all 50 states across the country – from major hotel brands to large and small management companies and independent properties.

Empowering Youth Program– The Empowering Youth program recruits young adults for entry-level positions, providing them with the training, tools, and support that will lead to permanent careers in hospitality.

Castell@College This speakers series brings female industry executives to hospitality schools across the country to share their stories and encourage students to join the hospitality industry.

Women’s Leadership ProgramsBUILD and ELEVATE accelerate the careers of female leaders and owners in the hospitality industry through intensive yearlong programs.