Hospitality Job Training Program

Goodwill of Greater Washington’s Hospitality Job Training Program

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Opening the Way to Opportunities and Long-Term Happiness

While it seems that everyone is hiring on every street corner after the pandemic and jobs are easy to get, not all jobs have longevity. You want a career, not just a job. A career that will contribute to your long-term happiness and finances as your needs grow or you start a family.

Your Success Is Our Success

Did you know that every three out of four Goodwill job training graduates are successfully hired? Our Job Training Program succeeds where others fall short.

Take the Path to A New Career

Get trained, ace the interview and get the job. Sound like a lot? You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish with our positive coaching, a team of hotel service professionals invested in your success and Goodwill’s connections to employers in the DMV to get you hired. From orientation to interview, we walk with you to that new job!

Sign up for an information session today!

Register for an upcoming Information Session to learn about the training, enrollment and the exciting opportunities. Applications accepted until August 3rd!

Begin Your Journey Now

Restart your life with a new, exciting career at one of the many local hotels in the DMV. You may be working at one of the many popular hot spots downtown. Want to work outside the local area? No problem. Many of our partners have opportunities at locations outside the DMV. A new hospitality career can be the first step to experiencing more of what life has to offer: meeting people from all walks of life, exotic locations, and chances for advancement and learning new skills. But it all begins with You.

Learn more about the hospitality industry, view our resource page. Or, register for an information session

Start the Process, Schedule Your Info Session!

Register for an Information Session today, applications accepted until July 25, 2021.

Eligibility Requirements

  • PLEASE NOTE:   Must be a resident of the district of Columbia to participate in this August hospitality class
  • Register and attend an information session
  • Legally eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Meet program-specific reading requirements
  • Successfully pass enrollment interview
  • Complete a background screening
  • Pass drug screenings
  • Able to complete a multiple week training program, 9 AM – 2 PM, Monday – Friday

Program Benefits

  • Earn recognized credentials
  • Learn from industry experts
  • Job interview preparation
  • Private hiring event to interview with our partners
  • Career coaching
  • Stipends for professional attire
  • Resume assistance
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Great Reasons Why You Should Work in Hospitality

Did you know that aside from healthcare, the travel and tourism industry is the 21st century’s fastest growing industry? It is evolving and so are the jobs. Traditional departments such as Front Office, Housekeeping, Laundry, Concierge and Guest Relations still exist along with new additions, like Fitness teams, Nutritionists and even in-house Designers. It’s all about diversity and opportunity. Hotels are a multi-cultural environment, with teams of different people, from different backgrounds – working together towards the same goal.

hospitality - front deskThe hospitality industry allows you to develop yourself – professionally and as a person. Not only do you improve on the professional skills you already possess, but with time and commitment you learn others due to the variety of colleagues, clients and situations that will put you to the test.

Hospitality is Fun!
All the dynamics, all the shifting with different responsibilities and the feeling you have when you start training and end up in a managing position! It does not stop with the customer-facing part of the hotel, you have the opportunity to meet and socialize with people representing a wide range of nationalities, in an even wider range of places all around the world.

Program Sponsors

This Program is being funded, partially, through the District of Columbia Executive Office of the Mayor – Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.
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Thank you for your interest in the hospitality job training program. We are not currently taking applications. Please leave your contact information below to be notified with details about our next upcoming class.



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