Hotel and Lodging

Hotel and Lodging

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Do you enjoy meeting new people and being organized and detailed? Talking and listening to others?

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Hotel and Lodging training program.

On the job, you will ...

  • Communicate directly with customers to provide customer services at a hotel’s or other establishment’s front desk 
  • Check guests in and out, assign rooms, and process payments 
  • Keep occupancy records and maintain room reservation statuses 
  • Provide information on the hotel’s or establishment’s services and policies 
  • Answer phone calls, deliver messages to guests and handle guests’ requests

Some of the career options you will have ...

Most Hotel and Lodging graduates go to work for hotels or motels. Most lodging professionals work full time. Because hotels are open around the clock, evening and weekend work is common. As a hotel and lodging professional, you will be on your feet most of your day to greet and help guests.

The credentials you will earn ...

Individuals who complete a Hospitality training area can earn industry-recognized credentials from various hotel and lodging and restaurant organizations. Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program.

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Have a high school diploma or the equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 
  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses
  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.
Meet your instructors

Meet your instructors

Aundralesha Wordlow
Aundralesha Wordlow is the Hotel and Lodging instructor at Gadsden Job Corps Center. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and information sciences from the University of Alabama. Aundralesha enjoys working with youth and serving as a mentor in her role at Job Corps, and she feels that teaching and being in the classroom is a way for her to have a positive influence on students.