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The tourism industry is one of the fastest growing industries in Connecticut. If you have an interest in the hospitality field, many local colleges and universities offer both certification programs and 4-year degrees.

Professional Development

AHLA Human Trafficking Awareness Training

Trafficking networks often rely on legitimate businesses to sustain their operations and infrastructure. Educate yourself and your employees on this widespread issue, read through the suggested tools from AHLA. Website

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute

AHLEI was founded in 1953 to provide working hospitality professionals with education and training. AHLEI continues to meet the needs of the industry with a variety of hospitality solutions, including online learning, professional certification, and resources for high schools, colleges, and workforce agencies. ahlei.org

AHLA announces strategic partnership with STR to offer Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) program. More info

The following accredited two and four-year colleges and universities offer programs in hospitality management and culinary arts.

Briarwood College

2279 Mount Vernon Rd., Southington, CT 06849
Phone: 860-628-4751

Center for the Culinary Arts

106 Sebethe Dr., Cromwell, CT 06416
Phone: 860-613-3550

Central Connecticut State University

1615 Stanley St., New Britain, CT 06050
Phone: 860-832-3227

Connecticut Culinary Institute

230 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT 06032
Phone: 860-677-7869

Gateway Community College

20 Church St., New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203- 285-2000

International College of Hospitality Management

101 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793
Phone: 860-868-9555

Manchester Community Technical College

PO Box 1046, Manchester, CT 06040
Phone: 860-647-6132

Mitchell College

437 Pequot Ave., New London, CT 06320
Phone: 860-701-5000

Naugatuck Valley Community Technical College

750 Chase Pkwy., Waterbury, CT 06708
Phone: 203-575-8175

Norwalk Community Technical College

88 Richard Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854
Phone: 203-857-7355

University of New Haven

300 Boston Post Rd., West Haven, CT 06516
Phone: 203-932-7362

Workforce Development

Workforce Alliance and the University of New Haven have developed a four week certification program. For more information, contact Workforce Alliance at 203-624-1493.

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