The American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLAF) announced on September 20, a formal partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps to ignite the hospitality workforce.
The highly skilled and trained Job Corps students, who have undergone hospitality and related training programs, are expected to take over the more than 130,000 open jobs in hospitality.
The Job Corps students access will get access to hotel jobs and AHLAF’s flagship apprenticeship program, through the help of this collaboration.
With access to Job Corps’ locations nationwide, AHLAF will be able to complement its existing workforce development programs by connecting its members with graduates from hospitality, culinary, facilities maintenance and other related Job Corps programs.
“Through our work with AHLAF, we can tap into their robust employer network and put our Job Corps graduates on the path to success,” said Rachel Torres, National Director of Job Corps. “Employers are increasingly looking to Job Corps as a source of talented, well-trained workers. We are all working toward the same goal as we begin this partnership together.”
“We are proud to team up with Job Corps as a platinum partner to strengthen our retention and recruitment programs,” said Sarah Cozewith, vice president of workforce development at AHLA Foundation.
About AHLA Foundation & Job Corps
The AHLA Foundation, the charitable giving arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, is dedicated to helping people build careers, improve their lives, and strengthen the lodging industry.
Job Corps is a federal career technical training and education program for young people who aspire to higher-paying careers and higher education.