Local Partnership Works to Ease Hospitality Industry Challenges Wiregrass

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) – The hospitality industry needs experienced workers.

To help meet the demand through Wiregrass, several groups have formed a partnership and are hosting free classes!

The first ever ‘Catering Services Training Course’ is this weekend in Dothan.

This will give people the skills they would need to start a career in a restaurant or hotel.

The course ranges from customer service to hands-on work with food.

The goal is to direct workers to Wiregrass jobs.

“The reason for that is really because of all the hotels and restaurants that we have in Wiregrass and the hospitality industry in particular, really to help that need for entry-level and mid-level labor,” explains Joe Johnson, director of workforce development at Wallace College. “The training can be online and the hands-on work will be done in a commercial kitchen where we’ll go through many different scenarios.”

Wallace College has partnered with the Dothan Chamber, Visit Dothan, Southeast Alabama Works, and the Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center for training.

They plan to offer more classes as needed.

Anyone who completes the course will receive a Certificate of Completion from Wallace and a credential through the Alabama Community College system.

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