Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship Project


If you’re a company that is looking to attract and build a more diverse and skilled workforce, Registered Apprenticeship can be your answer. Registered Apprenticeship is a proven system of training that prepares workers with skills that are customized to meet a company’s needs. We are working to make apprenticeship work for hospitality, as a way to develop and keep talent, increase productivity, and encourage career growth.   


How it works

Apprenticeships help employees enter and advance up the career ladder within the company and across hospitality. To build your hospitality apprenticeship program, you will need to identify the key people and organizational structure to operate the program. The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) will work closely with your company to design a program that can best showcase hospitality, benefit your workforce, and help you reach your workforce goals.


By registering an apprenticeship program in hospitality, NRAEF and AHLA can help you:

  • Identify partnerships and resources to enhance your program.
  • Develop your internal leadership to support this effort.
  • Design a program that meets national standards.
  • Ensure that your program provides apprentices the opportunity to develop the skills to meet your company’s needs.
  • Access federal and state funding and other resources.

For more information

E-mail John Shortt, NRAEF Director of Program Development,

Read our press release: $1.8 Million Awarded to Hospitality Sector to Create New Career Opportunities Through Registered Apprenticeship.

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The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today that the Coca-Cola Company has committed $1.5 million to support the Foundation’s efforts to attract, empower and advance today’s and tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice industry workforce.  Coca-Cola’s donation also marks the largest contribution by a corporation in the history of the Foundation.

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