HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
SkillsUSA prepares students for the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services.
An Ever-Changing and Growing Industry
Careers in this cluster involve food preparation and serving occupations and the personal care and service occupations.
The United States currently hosts approximately 17 million jobs in this industry, making it one of the largest in terms of careers.
BLS projects most of the job openings in occupations assigned to the hospitality and tourism cluster to be in the restaurants and food/beverage systems pathway. Of those occupations, the one expected to have the largest number of job openings is combined food preparation and serving workers.
“Some of my remarks may appear to be too detailed, but it’s the little things that make the big things possible. The close attention to the fine details of any operation — restaurants, hotels, or whatnot — makes that operation first class.”
-J. Willard Marriott
Alabama SkillsUSA serves the Hospitality and Tourism industry by preparing students with real-world experiences the SkillsUSA Championships. The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the skills of the top students in the state. These Championships allow students to showcase their skills, get feedback from industry leaders, and be rewarded for excellence.