Program will prepare as many as 600 Washington, DC residents for hospitality careers
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, announced the launch of the Washington Marriott Marquis Jobs Training Program in collaboration with Goodwill of Greater Washington and a coalition of community-based organizations. This jobs-training initiative will prepare and train up to 600 District residents for jobs with the new Washington Marriott Marquis, scheduled to open in May 2014.
Goodwill of Greater Washington has been awarded this grant for workforce development and will lead this collaborative training effort with United Way of the National Capital Area, the University of the District of Columbia Community College, Progressive Partners, LLC, GROW LLC, the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning and other District-based organizations. The purpose of the grant is to select a workforce intermediary to recruit, prepare, train, and refer new hotel employees in cooperation with Marriott International, Inc.
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority announced the launch of the Washington Marriott Marquis Jobs Training Program in collaboration with Goodwill of Greater Washington and community-based organizations, to prepare and train up to 600 District residents for jobs with the Washington Marriott Marquis.
From left to right: Rosie Allen-Herring, CEO, United Way of the National Capital Area, Catherine Meloy, President & CEO of Goodwill of Greater Washington, Dan Nadeau, General Manager of Washington Marriott Marquis, Councilmember Vincent Orange, Councilmember Jack Evans, Councilmember Marion Barry, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Lisa Mallory, Department of Employment Services, John Boardman, Events DC Board of Directors, Michelle V. Hagans, Chairman, Events DC Board of Directors, Greg O’Dell, President & CEO of Events DC, Linda Greenan, Events DC Board of Directors.
“Through initiatives like the Washington Marriott Marquis Jobs Training Program, not only are we delivering jobs and economic development for the District, but we are inspiring and mentoring individuals with career and life-skills training,” said District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray. “These opportunities are priceless for our residents– helping individuals to kick start a new professional life, while reinventing a career in hospitality for others.”
The Washington Marriott Marquis jobs-training initiative will feature free comprehensive career and personal skills curriculum. Upon program completion, the Marriott Marquis will have a variety of hospitality job openings, ranging from front desk, cashiers, hosts and cooks to housekeeping, stewards, servers, security and more.
To register for the Washington Marriott Marquis Jobs Training Program or to learn more about the program visit, hospitality.dcgoodwill.org
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