Hospitality, Tourism and Catering Course No. 8139 1 year – 3 credits
Tourism, Marketing, Sales, and Catering Course No. 8169 1 year – 3 credits
This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth look into marketing and sales in the travel and tourism field. Students learn about issues related to business and resource management, tourism’s effect on the world economy, the political impact of tourism, and how the sales process affects the tourism industry. They develop advanced competencies in the areas of communication; human relations; finance; health; safety; and environmental issues; sales and marketing; industry technology; promotional planning; and marketing research. In addition, students gain an understanding of career trends and opportunities.
Students have an opportunity to learn basic cooking skills, participate in cooking demonstrations, and food tastings. Students also plan various events, prepare meals, and cater events. Students who qualify may be able to go out and gain actual work experience.
A career in hospitality offers you an exciting professional future that allows putting your talents and abilities into an industry that has endless potential.
Students have the opportunity to become certified in the following area(s):
- American Hotel & Lodging Education Institute (AHLEI)
- Workplace Readiness
For questions please contact the Business and Information Technology and Marketing Specialist at their page.
Please see your counselor or instructor if you have questions. Click here for more information on this program.
Employment Outlook U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics click here
This episode explores the importance of the Hospitality & Tourism industry to Richmond and the state of Virginia. Part of that importance is finding the right people to work in the industry and Mr. Cario talked about the importance of young people starting their careers with Hilton and how Henrico Career and Technical Education helps them. Have a listen to this great interview and find out about the interesting building that became the Hilton Richmond. Life-time Richmonders will know what I am talking about. Click here to listen.