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STRIVE in Hospitality Program

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“My experience has been great. Great customer service. Great tools and reading material. And I’m where I’m at now because of completing the STRIVE program!” – Ryan, STRIVE in Hospitality participant

Ryan is smiling after completing a task in the dining area of the Embassy Suites in West Palm Beach. Like other hotels in the area, they partner with Easterseals to provide hands-on training opportunities to our STRIVE participants. Upon graduation, participants like Ryan go on to secure full-time employment with similar establishments in the hospitality industry.



STRIVE

Easterseal's Florida STRIVE (Skills Training Results in Vocational Employment) in Hospitality program is a 12-week course taught in a completely VIRTUAL learning environment. The curriculum is based on standards from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, to prepare individuals ages 15 and up with a disability to work in the hospitality industry. The program offers:

-Classes taught year-round by certified hospitality instructors
- Certifications include: Guest Room Attendant, Breakfast Attendant, Maintenance Employee, Front Desk Representative, and Guest Services Gold
- A warm, supportive, and inclusive environment completed virtually in its entirety at this time
- An opportunity to learn skills that are transferrable across a number of professions and vocations


Classes start on April 19th, 2021!


Reserve a spot now by contacting:


Matthew Meek, Director of Employment Services, mmeek@fl.easterseals.com
Tomara Mays, Associate Vice President of Programs, tmays@fl.easterseals.com
Ayana Washington, Employment Consultant, awashington@fl.easterseals.com


STRIVE in Orange County

Easterseals Florida’s STRIVE (Skills Training Results in Vocational Employment) in Hospitality program is a 12-week course taught online and in Orange County. The curriculum is based on standards from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, to prepare individuals 15 - 22 years of age with a disability to work in the hospitality industry. The program offers:

-   Classes taught year-round by certified hospitality instructors

- Certifications include: Guest Room Attendant, Breakfast Attendant, Maintenance Employee, Front Desk Representative, and Restaurant Server

-  An opportunity to learn skills that are transferrable across a number of professions and vocations

-  A warm, supportive, and inclusive environment completed virtually in its entirety at this time

*This program is funded in full or part by Orange County, Florida*


Please fill out the form below to get started!

STRIVE Referral Form

Grievance Procedure (Informational Purposes Only)

 Reserve now by calling (321) 765-3912 or by emailing Olaracuente@fl.easterseals.com if you have any questions!

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