Human Trafficking Prevention: All CT lodging employees are required to have annual training.
HART (Human Anti-trafficking Response Team) offers many videos, data, and resources.
Sexual Harassment Prevention: Connecticut law now requires sexual harassment training for all employees. Employers must now provide two hours of sexual harassment training to all employees in Connecticut, not just supervisors. New employees hired after October 1, 2019, must be trained within six months of hire.
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 in partnership with STR offers Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) program. More info
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.
The following accredited two and four-year colleges and universities offer programs in hospitality management and culinary arts.
Naugatuck Valley Community Technical College
Norwalk Community Technical College
University of New Haven