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Hotel and Restaurant degree and certificate programs launched to meet growing N.H. workforce needs

Hotel and Restaurant Program Launch

Lakes Regions Community College announced the launch of a dynamic hotel and restaurant studies degree and certificate program to meet the growing workforce needs in the region and across the state of New Hampshire. This program will begin Fall 2019 and combines the best of their two existing program offerings and was the result of in-depth consultation with leading hospitality and tourism industry leaders and employers in New Hampshire and the region.

“Whether you’re just starting your career or looking to improve your current standing, you can draw attention to yourself (and your résumé) by earning a associates degree or certification in hotel and restaurant operations,” noted Patrick Hall, Chair of the Hotel, Restaurant, and Culinary programs. “Our program is strategically designed to be flexible and targeted toward individuals currently employed, recent high school graduates, and veterans wanting to enhance their career opportunities through career development.”

This strategy allows individuals to enhance their knowledge and demonstrate their understanding of the business without infringing on their day-to-day work responsibilities. Using a co-op/apprenticeship model, class schedules are coordinated around the opportunities for students to apply the knowledge obtained in the classroom as employees of our industry partners.  Thus, in this model, learning occurs in the classroom and in the workplace with each setting enhancing the other resulting in more experienced and skilled professionals. Enrolled students gain both theoretical and practical experience all while earning a good wage.

To learn more about the Hotel and Restaurant degree and certification program and how to jump start your future, contact Professor Patrick Hall, at phall@ccsnh.edu .

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