East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP), the Rhode Island Hospitality Association (RIHA) and the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce are collaborating to present a virtual training-to-employment program in April for area youth ages 18-24, offering guaranteed job placement upon successful completion of the program.
The one-week training will be held online on Zoom beginning April 12th , Monday through Friday, from 2:30-5:30 pm, and it is open to youth, ages 18-24, who meet eligibility criteria such as low-income requirements. Priority will be given to out-of-school youth; however, high school seniors who are on track to graduate in June are also eligible.
Training topics will include: "First Impressions," " Lasting Impressions," and "Hospitality the 3rd Language," which examines 6 key components of service: trust, conflict, accountability, commitment, communication, and results. Emphasis is placed on how guests in the hospitality industry are at the center of it all.