Think of the word “apprentice”. What’s the image that springs immediately to mind? Apprentices today span a gamut of industries including the hospitality industry, and not just carpentry or construction.
Sample the case of Tanner Saur, who with a master’s degree in hotel management, turned down lucrative offers to apprentice with Hilton Worldwide. His apprenticeship will cover housekeeping, security, engineering, food and beverage, accounting, front office, and human resources – a diverse array of roles and responsibilities that will prepare him to eventually don leadership roles in the industry.
Hilton’s registered apprenticeship program is one of the pathbreaking programs that highlight the importance of apprentices in non-traditional sectors.