The next Hospitality Academy is scheduled to begin on April 22 at The Groves Center located at the college's Groves Campus. Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for seven weeks.
During 157 hours of instruction, students learn the workings of the rooms division and food-and-beverage division in hospitality, which includes front-desk management, reservations, housekeeping, bell service, restaurant service, and banquet organization. A major component will be seven days of field experience in different hotels and other hospitality-related businesses. Guest service, professionalism, ethics and job-search skills are also covered.
Those who complete the academy receive a certificate in hospitality from Kalamazoo Valley and a globally recognized certificate from the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Additional information and applications can be found online at www.kvcc.edu/training or by calling the calling the Kalamazoo Valley Career Academies Office at (269) 353-1253.