Hospitality and Tourism

Students explore the business side of hotels, restaurants, and food service.

If food and travel are your child’s passions, a career in hospitality and tourism could be right for them. In this career field, students are introduced to the management, marketing, and operation of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, and travel services.

Career pathways include:

Does your child binge-watch cooking shows like Top Chef and Restaurant Impossible? Then they might be a good candidate for the Restaurants & Food/Beverage Services Pathway.

Students will:

  • Explore food culture, history, and trends
  • Build their knowledge of the responsibilities of running a restaurant
  • Learn relevant computer skills needed to thrive in hospitality.

Does your child dream of opening a B&B or boutique hotel? In this pathway, students explore how lodging facilities operate and how to enhance the guest experience.

Students will:

  • Learn about the management and maintenance of hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, and other lodging services
  • Discover how to make the guest experience enjoyable
  • Learn relevant computer skills needed to thrive in hospitality.

Is your child an intrepid traveler at heart? Students in this pathway prepare for a variety of travel and tourism careers, including cultural advisers, travel agents, event planners, and tour guides.

Students will:

  • Explore careers in travel and tourism
  • Discover how to help people make the most of their travel experience
  • Learn relevant computer skills needed to thrive in travel and tourism.

What could my future look like in this career field?*

*Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.


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Gain Real-World Experience

See how project-based learning helps students tackle real business challenges.

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Visual Arts & Communications

*The career and college prep program is offered to eligible high school students. Some schools also offer career exploration in middle school. Opportunities vary by school. Please visit your school page or check with your school counselor to find out what’s available in your area.
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