The Latte Training Academy launched its Hospitality Specialty Certification Courses last Monday, Feb. 15.
The condensed specialty courses allow participants to train and test for a certification in a focused area of hotel operations. Participants will be able to earn a globally recognized industry certification from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), which has served as the highest standard in the industry. The courses will be offered in succession of one another, with each course lasting approximately three weeks.
“The CNMI Department of Commerce encourages eligible participants to avail of the AHLEI Hospitality Specialty Courses offered through the Latte Training Academy as it prepares our citizens with an industry certification in the CNMI’s. The certification equips participants with the skills they need to enter into the CNMI’s hotel and hospitality workforce with recognized credentials. The program is funded through a grant provided under the US Department of Interior focused on aiding our community prepare for the impending labor transition,” said CNMI Commerce Secretary Mark Rabauliman.
The program will offer participants specialty certifications to become a professional in the areas of food and beverage, front desk service and guest room attendants. In addition to classroom training, which will be held at the Marianas Business Plaza, participants will engage in a job-shadowing component at partner hotels prior to sitting for the certification examination.
“The CNMI, under the leadership of governor Torres encourages eligible citizens to take full advantage of this program. In line with his direction, the CNMI Department of Commerce is taking an aggressive approach to preparing our citizens with the skills and tools they need to earn gainful employment and aid in the impending labor transition. While the administration is working with federal agencies on policy matters relating to labor transition, it is imperative that we continue to equip our resident labor force with a variety of training programs to ensure we have a well-trained employment pool,” said Rabauliman.
As space is limited, students who are not able to register following course maximums are reached will be placed on a waiting list. To learn more about the program or to register, please visit www.lattetrainingacademy.com or call 1-855-544-8500. (PR)