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                                MARCH  2012

 

 

BLACK HOSPITALITY INITIATIVE LAUNCHES AMERICAN HOTEL & LODGING EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE CURRICULUM - START AT  NORLAND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 

 

Black Hospitality Initiative (BHI), through its Talent Development program, launched the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Curriculum-START (Skills, Tasks, and Results Training) at Norland Senior High Academy of Hospitality School on Thursday, March 1, 2012.  Participating students at Norland will undergo 180 hours of training and on-the-job hospitality work experience.  BHI will also provide START resource support  to the Academy of Hospitality Schools of Booker T. Washington Senior High and Northwestern Senior High. 

 

START is a hospitality training curriculum written by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, and is part of a funded grant called Project TEED (Tourism Employment Education Development) made available by the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation.  Project TEED is a hospitality work preparedness program for high-school students in grades 10, 11 and 12. The goal of Project TEED is to increase the number of skilled and knowledgeable young people recruited, trained, educated and prepared to work in the local tourism and hospitality industry.

 

 

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L-R: Santiago Quintana, South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Chairman; Graylyn Swilley-Woods, Black Hospitality Initiative, Executive Director; Liliam M. Lopez, South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO

 


BLACK HOSPITALITY INITIATIVE'S GRAYLYN SWILLEY-WOODS RECOGNIZED BY SOUTH FLORIDA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AS "OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY LEADER"

 

Graylyn Swilley-Woods, Executive Director of the Black Hospitality Initiative of Greater Miami (BHI), was recognized  as an Outstanding Community Leader at the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Black History Month Celebration at the Hilton Bentley Hotel on February 23, 2012.  Having spent more than 20 years in education, Ms. Swilley-Woods has developed educational programs that received both state and national recognition.

 

The Outstanding Community Leader Award is presented annually by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to African Americans who have made significant contributions to our community and who have excelled in their respective careers. 

 

Black Hospitality Initiative of Greater Miami works to advance economic participation and open doors of opportunity for African Americans and Blacks of African descent in the Greater Miami Visitors Industry.

 

Contact us at (305) 539-3097 or  email pbrennan@gmcvb.com. BlackhospitalityMiami.com 

 

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