Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week across Restaurants, Hospitality and Foodservice.

National Apprenticeship Week

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week across Restaurants, Foodservice and Hospitality

The restaurant industry is full of exciting, innovative and lifelong careers, available for millions of people with a passion for hospitality. With the growth and expansion of restaurant apprenticeships, thousands of restaurant workers are learning on-the-job, advancing their careers into higher paying positions and getting paid while doing so.

Through the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation is celebrating supporting the next generation of restaurant and foodservice leaders and growing their careers to take them to the next level.

Each day this week, we’re showcasing a different path to apprenticeship across restaurants, foodservice and hospitality: from today’s restaurant workers, to high school students looking to start their first jobs, to military veterans looking for a career after their transition, the next generation has access to apprenticeship programs to support their career development and professional growth.


About the NRAEF Apprenticeship Program

The NRAEF apprenticeship program provides both new and current restaurant and foodservice employees the opportunity to advance their careers and move into higher paying positions. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, apprenticeship is a win-win for both the employee and their company.

About the American Hotel and Lodging Association Foundation

The AHLA Foundation, the charitable giving arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, is dedicated to helping people build careers, improve their lives and strengthen the lodging industry. From lifting individuals out of poverty and connecting them with a life-long career in the industry to providing certifications to promote current hotel employees into leadership positions, the Foundation’s programs are changing the industry by changing lives. We are committed to elevating, educating, and empowering individuals and the public on the industry’s story of opportunity and advancement.

Since its founding in 1953, the Foundation has distributed over $27 million in support of the industry and is committed to ensuring a strong and viable workforce for the entire lodging industry. The Foundation is funded solely by contributions from generous individuals and companies who want to give back to the hotel industry and ensure a successful future. Learn more at www.ahlafoundation.org.

About the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship

The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration promotes registered apprenticeship under the National Apprenticeship Act.

DOL’s Office of Apprenticeship can help you explore apprenticeship program options and provide resources to help you design and build your program.

Contact the DOL today to:

  • Receive information on apprenticeship and the opportunities that exist.
  • Find an apprenticeship program option that meets the unique needs of your business.
  • Connect with apprenticeship experts and partners that can provide services to help build your program.