American Hotel and Lodging Association Foundation Apprenticeship Program
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.