The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) as well as its charitable giving arm, the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF), has long been invested developing the next generation of hotel managers. Together, these organizations launched the a hotel management apprenticeship program designed using more than 100 hotel competencies to offer management certifications aligned with apprenticeship fundamentals. This industry-created program offers participants a direct path to upper management and credential attainment.

Since the launch of the apprenticeships, the program has yielded a 94 percent retention rate for employers. This impressive statistic means that more participating employers are enrolling new apprentices faster than ever.

This summer, several major hotel companies were proud to enroll apprentices and train them in essential hospitality skills. These companies included Remington, Hilton, Aimbridge, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Crestline, Paragon Hotels, and La Quinta.

LODGING checked in with Remington’s COO, Sloan Dean, about his experience with the company’s 20 apprentices this summer.

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