Hospitality Employment Training Program

In HETP, participants receive training and work experience to start a fulfilling career in the hospitality industry. Participants complete the program over six months and leave with a comprehensive resume of certifications and on the job training, putting them in a competitive position for supervisory roles.

Participants receive instruction in skills and certifications specific to the hospitality industry.  Next, they spend six weeks working at businesses such as hotels, restaurants and spas to gain experience and learn the details of operating in the industry. This includes rotations in the areas of front office, food and beverage, clerical, housekeeping, maintenance, and administrative/management.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and can be submitted via mail, email, fax or in person to Nagiane Lacka Arriaza, HETP Coordinator. Training begins in January and again in September. If you have any questions please contact Nagiane at NLacka@cityofithaca.org or at 607-272-3622.

HETP Aplication