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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.

Download our brochures

For step-by-step instructions on how to start a registered apprenticeship for restaurants and lodging, download our brochures, “Getting Started with Registered Apprenticeships for Restaurant Managers” and/or “Getting Started with Registered Apprenticeships for Lodging Managers."

Download the brochure for Restaurants:           Download the brochure for Lodging:


For more information

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