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Hospitality Institute Job Readiness Training & Job Fair


Hospitality Institute Job Readiness Training & Job Fair

A unique partnership has formed to offer training and job opportunities to individuals interested in jobs working in culinary in the hospitality industry in Orlando. The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, in conjunction with Hilton Hotels of Central Florida and the Orlando Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and the International Hospitality Center at Miami-Dade College, is providing training and immediate employment opportunities to individuals in the community who have a desire to work.

The Hospitality Institute of Orlando will be offering a free, one week, Job Readiness program to prepare students for job opportunities in the industry. At the conclusion of the four day workshop, participants have the opportunity to apply for on-the-spot employment opportunities for work in area hotels.

The Rev. Jabriel S. Ballentine stated, “Unemployment in Washington Shores is just about three times the National Average. People need jobs. By God’s grace we find ourselves in a position to provide people with the jobs they need.”

The workshop dates are July 29 – August 1, 2014.

Tuesday, July 29, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Wednesday, July 30, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Thursday, July 31, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Friday, August 1, 9:00am to 2:00pm

Business attire is suggested for all sessions and required for interviews on Friday. Participants MUST attend the first three days of training to receive a Certificate of completion and participate in seeking employment opportunities at the Hospitality Institute Job Fair on August 1, 2014.


The Hospitality Institute of Orlando at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist 1000 Bethune Dr. Orlando, FL 32805. Email: stjohneps@bellsouth.net. Telephone: 407.295.1923. Registration forms and updated resumes will be accepted until July 21, 2014.

Hospitality Institute Application 

Hospitality Institute Flyer

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist is located in the Washington Shores Shopping Center and will be the location for the training. St. John the Baptist recently celebrated its 118th anniversary, and has a history of community involvement. It was the site of the first library and school for African Americans in Orlando, at its original downtown Orlando location on the corner of Pine and Terry streets. It was the site of the first Head Start program in the African American community, at its present Washington Shores location.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact The Rev. Jabriel S. Ballentine at 407-295-1923 or email: stjohneps@bellsouth.net

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