Boston’s hospitality industry has grown considerably in recent years with the influx of several new state-of-the-art hotels. Housekeepers not only ensure a clean and comfortable environment for the guests who fill these rooms, but also help create the feeling of warmth and welcome that greets Boston’s visitors.

GBAAI’s hospitality pathway gives participants the opportunity to progress from 1) pre-apprenticeship training to 2) apprenticeship to 3) higher education.

1) Pre-apprenticeship

BEST Hospitality Training provides 6-week pre-apprenticeship training in hospitality. BEST trains pre-apprentices in housekeeping skills and customer service norms and helps place graduates into apprenticeships with union hotels.

2) Apprenticeship

Housekeeping apprentices are placed at such world-class Boston hotels as the Sheraton, Fairmont Copley Plaza, and Boston Park Plaza, among many others. Apprentices earn initial wages starting at $17 per hour and can work toward journey-level wages starting at $21 per hour.

3) Higher education

Hospitality apprentices will be able to earn a total of 12 credits toward an Associate in Hospitality Management degree at Bunker Hill Community College. Apprentices earning college credit at Bunker Hill can also apply for financial support from GBAAI toward the completion of their degree.

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