A growing demand in the hospitality industry is causing online degree programs and community colleges to upgrade existing programs and create new ones.
Aided by the recent popularity of hospitality-based TV networks like the Travel Channel and the Food Network, more students are entering hospitality degree programs like restaurant management and event planning, among others. And, as the economy continues to recover, travelers are taking advantage of the hospitality industry’s lavish resorts, high-end casinos, luxury hotels, and gourmet restaurants. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks, alone, will experience a 13.8% increase in jobs from 2008-2018
Because of this growth, a number of community colleges and online schools are expanding their online and ground-based hospitality programs, with some even opening on-campus training hotels, or establishing partnerships with area restaurants and hotels. Kirkwood Community College, Miami Dade College and Cuyahoga Community 카지노커뮤니티 College are just three examples of colleges that have opened training hotels and culinary centers for students on campus. Cuyahoga has established a new Hospitality Management Center where students can train in a new state-of-the-art facility or enroll in an accelerated online hospitality program.
These enhanced hospitality programs are also partnering with community organizations in order to place graduating students directly into local hospitality positions, a move which will not only employ recent grads but also boost the area’s economy.