Changing Lives with Good Jobs in the Hospitality Industry


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At the Hospitality Training Academy (HTA), we train low-income and underserved populations to obtain employment in the hospitality and food service industry and to move up the career ladder to the middle class.


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Our Programs

We offer a variety of training programs that offer workers the tools to succeed by providing skills and customer service training, Vocational ESL classes, skills upgrades, vocational classes and “bridge training” to move participants into entry-level jobs, and then a career.

Hospitality / LAX Worker

Learn the basics of customer service and safe food handling for entry-level positions at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) including: server, host, cashier, fast food attendant, utility worker and busser. This is a great starting point for those interested in hospitality careers!

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This course teaches the foundation and history of coffee making and barista techniques on our state-of-the-art barista machines. Participants will be ready for jobs at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and hotel properties across Los Angeles.

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Culinary Apprenticeship

Become a certified Line Cook through our 7-week apprenticeship program, which offers quality classroom instruction from industry professionals, along with practical, hands on experience for culinary positions in a variety of kitchens at hotels, restaurants, and airport concessions.

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Room Attendant Apprenticeship

Become a certified Room Attendant through our 7-week apprenticeship program that prepares participants for housekeeping positions in upscale hotels throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.

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Vocational ESL

Learn American workplace culture, conversational ESL and technical skills for entry-level position at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as well as hotels. Students will receive assistance with resume writing and interview skills to help build their confidence to get a job.

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Meet Kayla Wilson, Culinary Apprenticeship Success Story!

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Upcoming Info Sessions

Gain new skills in hospitality. Learn from experienced instructors. Build your career! Come learn about exciting training opportunities at no cost to you!

LAX/Hospitality Worker and Barista Training

Barista, Server/Busser, Customer Service, Knife Cuts, Kitchen Math, ServSafe Food Handler Certificate, TiPs Safe Alcohol Service

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Thursday, March 21 at 1:30pm
Tuesday, April 2 at 1:30pm
Thursday, April 18 at 1:30pm
Thursday, May 2 at 1:30pm
Tuesday, May 21 at 1:30pm

Culinary – Line Cook Apprenticeship Program

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Wednesday, February 20 at 2:30pm
Friday, February 22 at 1:00pm
Monday, February 25 at 11:00am
Wednesday, February 27 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, March 5 at 3:00pm
Thursday, March 7 at 10:00am
Monday, March 11 at 11:30am
Wednesday, March 13 at 4:00pm


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