Hospitality & Tourism Employers
You’ll find students in nearly every
region of the state studying culinary skills, hospitality management,
recreation and general tourism. Many of them have also already completed
MTEF’s five hour Maryland Smiles customer
service and local tourism awareness training program.
Target your recruiting efforts close to home. Contact the post-secondary
schools listed at Workforce Education
High schools in a growing number of areas throughout the state are
developing focused programs preparing students for career growth
in hospitality and tourism. Consider a partnership with them by
offering internship and externship opportunities. You will enhance
your staff with skilled workers for both short and long term relationships.
Internships and teacher externships provide an essential introduction
to the intricacies of the hospitality and tourism industry. Businesses
can find that providing an internship is an effective recruiting
Plan ahead. Whether you’re a student or employer, make contacts
early to improve the chances of success. Employers, when you’re
preparing your annual budget, allocate funds for your future.
Every summer you could help build the workforce for Maryland’s
tourism industry and recruit for your own staff. With under $3,000,
you can provide a six to eight week internship for students in one
of the state’s many hospitality and tourism programs at the
secondary and post-secondary level.
Information for Working with Students
The Internship Guide will provide several details for both you and the participating student to make the opportunity a true learning experience.
Click here for a helpful check sheet to use when providing shadowing opportunities for Groundhog Day or at other times.
Staff Management Information:
Leadership by the New Generation