Train for Careers in the Hospitality Industry



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 or by calling the calling the Kalamazoo Valley Career Academies Office at (269) 353-1253.