Hospitality Skills Alliance
The Hospitality Skills Alliance fosters partnerships and collaboration between employers, educational providers and the workforce development community to address the training, employment and other human resource interests of the hospitality industry in Northwest Michigan.
Partnering with industry employers and other critical stakeholders, the Hospitality Skills Alliance seeks to address critical training and employment needs in the hospitality industry of Northwest Michigan. As a Michigan Skills Alliance (MiSA) supported in part by the State of Michigan Workforce Development Agency, it addresses workforce challenges such as worker shortages, skill shortages, training mismatches and employee recruitment and retention.
The Hospitality Skills Alliance is focused on:
Promoting careers in the hospitality sector to the unemployed, dislocated, incumbent, and low-wage workers.
Helping individuals identify job opportunities, locate affordable training and education; and find employment in the industry.
Offering educational and training resources.
Creating advanced educational opportunities by working with community colleges, hospitality training providers, and local employers throughout the Northwest Michigan region to establish credentialed programs and develop career pathways for individuals who want to work in the industry.
Encouraging Michigan Works! Agencies (MWA) to work together to reach out and educate industry employers about their respective Business Services; increasing the number of employers who use One Stop Service Centers to assess, screen and train job seekers based on employer requirements; and placing more MWA-sponsored participants in more competitive paying jobs.
Partnering with the Pure Michigan initiative to promote the region's many wonderful attractions, nationally re-known festivals, annual conventions and other events.