Workforce Training for Careers in Hospitality and Tourism
In 2011 Maryland welcomed more than 34.4 million visitors, and tourism generated $1.9 billion in state and local taxes. In many jurisdictions, hospitality and tourism are the leading employers.
Attracting and retaining a hospitality and tourism workforce which provides exceptional service to visitors is a constant challenge. Hospitality and tourism comprise the 4th largest segment of Maryland’s economy. More than 131,000 direct tourism jobs with a payroll of $4.7 billion. According to Tourism Economics, tourism is the 10th largest private sector employer in the State, supporting 131,686 direct full-time equivalency jobs in 2011 in leisure and hospitality, retail, transportation, and other sectors impacted by visitor spending. For these employees, tourism jobs provided $4.7 billion in wages and salaries in 2011.
The links below will help you identify training and education opportunities across the state, whether you seek information for individuals
• Entering the industry as a first career opportunity
• Building an existing career in the industry
• Transferring skills from another industry