Workforce Education & Development


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
Post-Secondary Schools
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
Secondary Schools
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.

Hospitality Maryland Style Credit Course
Maryland Smiles Mini Course
Taxi Host and BWI Shuttle Drivers Training Course