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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Barista

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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Bartender

Learn through a combination of instruction and practical, hands-on work. We will teach you how to properly prepare a variety of drinks while demonstrating excellent customer service and knowledge of safety and sanitation procedures.

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Take a closer look of the Culinary Apprenticeship

 
Meet Kayla Wilson, Culinary Apprenticeship Success Story!

Contributing Employer Partners


 
 

Funding Partners


 
U.S. Department of Labor
State of California – Employment Training Panel
State of California – Workforce Development Board
County of Los Angeles
City of Santa Monica
L.A. Care Health Plan Community Benefit Programs
 

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, ServSafe Food Handler Certificate, TiPs Safe Alcohol Service

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Info Session Dates:

Wednesday, November 27th @ 1:30 pm
Wednesday, December 4th @ 1:30 pm
Wednesday, December 11th @ 1:30 pm
Wednesday, December 18th @ 1:30 pm


Room Attendant/Housekeeper 5-Week Apprenticeship Program

Students learn through a combination of instruction and practical, hands-on work in mock hotel rooms.
When? The Training runs from February 24 to March 27. Class meets Monday thru Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Interested? Join us for one of the upcoming 2:30 pm info-sessions!

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Info Session Dates:

Wednesday, November 27 @ 2:30 pm
Wednesday, December 4 @ 2:30 pm
Wednesday, December 11 @ 2:30 pm
Wednesday, December 18 @ 2:30 pm
Wednesday, January 8 @ 2:30 pm
Wednesday, January 15 @ 2:30 pm
Wednesday, January 22 @ 2:30 pm


 

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