The South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Baldwin County Schools to announce a new Youth Apprenticeship Program beginning summer of 2019.
This program is available to students ages 15-18 and will allow them to partner with local businesses in hospitality and tourism.
24 businesses (and counting) have signed up to participate in this program and will offer students paid apprenticeships working in the following areas:
- Hotel & Resorts
- Vacation Rental
- Attractions and Events
- Golf Resorts
Brian Harsany, owner of Cosmo’s Restaurant Group, said, “Programs like this create hope. They help students identify career pathways and put their career within reach. Our restaurants are proud to mentor the youth of our country into a promising career in this vibrant industry.”
Why was this program created?
Hospitality and Tourism encompasses the management, marketing, and operations of restaurants, hotels and resorts, attractions, and events including sports tourism.
Students studying Hospitality and Tourism in Baldwin County High Schools have a unique opportunity to combine classroom learning with paid, on-the-job apprenticeships with our area’s world-class resorts, restaurants, sporting facilities, and other attractions!
Michelle Hodges, CEO of Meyer Vacation Rentals, said, “Our businesses have joined forces to develop talent locally and invest in our community. Strong and stable careers contribute to strong and stable communities. It is for this reason that our partnership with local schools is so important.”
If any student would like to participate with the program, they should apply with their grade level counselor or visit www. southbaldwinchamber.com/jobs.
You can also contact Mr. Ed Bushaw, Workforce Development Director for the South Baldwin Chamber, by calling 251-943-1065 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org