The Tourism and Hospitality industry is divided into four sub-industry segments.
In each sub-industry segment there are many, many opportunities for entry jobs and career growth. The American Hotel and Lodging Association has created a list of job titles in their sector. Do you see one you’d like to have next year?
Onward and Upward: Tools & Schools for Career Growth
Hospitality is a fast-paced career where talented employees advance quickly to management and other positions of responsibility. With additional training and certifications, employees become more capable of assuming increased challenges and promotions. Maryland’s schools and institutions are listed below.
|Institution/Organization||Area of State|
|Allegany Community College||Western Maryland|
|Anne Arundel Community College||Central Region|
|Baltimore City Community College||Central Region|
|Baltimore International College||Central Region|
|Chesapeake Community College||Eastern Shore|
|Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville||Central Region|
|Frederick Community College||Capital Region|
|Frostburg State University||Western Maryland|
|Garrett Community College||Western Maryland|
|Howard Community College||Central Region|
|Montgomery Community College||Capital Region|
|Morgan State University||Central Region|
|Prince Georges Community College||Capital Region|
|University of Maryland Eastern Shore||Eastern Shore|
|Wor-Wic Community College||Eastern Shore|
|Maryland Higher Education Commission||Statewide|
|George Washington University||Regional|
|Delaware State University||Regional|
|North County High School||Anne Arundel County|
|River Hill High School||Howard County|
|Applications and Research Laboratory||Howard County|
|Elkton High School||Cecil County|
|Career and Technology Center||Frederick County|
United Nations World Tourism Organization
There is a sub-group in the United Nations focused strictly on our industry. It is called the World Tourism Organization. They do worldwide research and work internationally with industry educators. One of their specific programs is called “TedQual.” TedQual stands for “Tourism Education Quality.” It is a recognition of institutions that meet the U.N.W.T.O. requirements for providing certifications.
Four institutions in the United State are currently TedQual Certified Institutions:
The Maryland Tourism Education Foundation also provides several programs for training and certifications.