Northampton Community College will host information sessions for students interested in a free hospitality training program called START (Skills, Tasks and Results Training) at 4 p.m. on January 10 and 24, and at 4 p.m. on February 7, in Room 26 of Kapp Hall on the College’s Monroe campus at 2411 Rt. 715 in Tannersville. Sessions will also be offered at 11 a.m. on January 11 and February 7 at the Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance, 92 Main Ave., in Hawley.
The session will give prospective students an opportunity to meet the instructors, hear from local resort leaders and learn about the program.
During the 10-14 week course, which includes 200 hours of classroom hospitality instruction, 45 hours of academic support and job shadow assignments, students will prepare for a career in the hospitality industry and earn up to five industry-recognized certificates, including ServSafe, RAMP and Guest Service Professional.
Developed by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, START teaches the foundation of hospitality operations while preparing students to go straight from the classroom into the workforce.