The Hospitality Pipeline is an internship program for individuals in the community who have low levels of literacy and/or disabilities. This integrated education and training program prepares individuals for jobs in the Asheville hospitality and tourism industry. The partners, A-B Tech, Goodwill, the Biltmore Company, and Biltmore Farms are working together to increase the reliable workforce. During the program, students participate in academic instruction focusing on workplace skill development, professionalism, and hospitality-specific training. Concurrently, students participate in an internship with either the Biltmore Company or Biltmore Farms. The goal is to expose students to employment opportunities, provide specific training for success in the field, and offer a pipeline for successful employment in hospitality and tourism.
The JumpStart Pathways program offers dual enrollment opportunities for students studying in Transitional Studies. Students who are eligible may enroll in one of the Pathways and receive a tuition waiver to cover the cost of the curriculum or continuing education Pathway courses.
Project SEARCH, a national nonprofit program, offers young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities a unique opportunity to explore a variety of career paths as interns. Project SEARCH Asheville is a collaboration between Mission Health, The Arc of North Carolina, A-B Tech, Vocational Rehabilitation, Vaya Health, and North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities. Selected interns participate in three internships over the period of a year. The goal is to develop workplace skills and prepare for seeking and attaining employment after completing the program.
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For additional information, call (828) 398-7433.