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Visit Anaheim Workforce Development   

The Workforce Development goal is simple, to educate students about the diverse facets within the tourism and hospitality industry. By fostering connections and providing guidance, we aim to empower students and connect them to pursue available opportunities within the tourism and hospitality field.

Tourism in Orange County is an economic powerhouse generating more than 164,000 jobs annually. There are tremendous opportunities from businesses in need of motivated, forward-thinking employees seeking exciting and challenging careers in tourism & hospitality.

 

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Workforce Development Comes to your campus!

Interested in hosting a Workforce Development Presentation?

Our Team hosts free presentations highlighting the various career paths available in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry. Everything from hotel management, destination marketing, transportation maintenance, special event planning and much, much more. Join us to hear how this exciting industry can open the door to a new career opportunity.

Reach out to Julie Freund to get more details.

 


Featured Speakers

Jason Abdullah

Jason Abdullah Complex Director of Marketing

Hilton Anaheim

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Brittany Abel Catering Sales Manager

JW Marriott Anaheim Resort

Adam Cali

Adam Cali Manager, Foundation and Community Initiatives

Angels Baseball

Natalie Carrillo

Natalie Carrillo Senior Catering Manager

Hilton Anaheim

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Christine Consunji Director of Sales & Catering

Great Wolf Lodge

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Bruno Duarte Sales Manager

Jazz Kitchen Coastal Grill and Patio

Nicole Honhorst

Nicole Hohnhorst General Manager at Aramark

City National Grove of Anaheim

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Reina Garcia Area Director of Sales

Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort

Sahar Pearose

Sahar Pearose General Manager

360 Destination Group

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John Picou Director, Business Intelligence

Visit Anaheim

Jessican Tjan

Jessica Tjan Senior Sales Manager

Live Nation

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Erin Tuckerman Sales Manager

Knottā€™s Berry Farm

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Daniel Martinez Maintenance Manager

Anaheim Regional Transportation

Resources for Educators & Students

Education 

If you are looking to further your education, here are some of the area community colleges and universities offering certificates in the fields of culinary and hospitality management.


OCC

 



Hospitality
Hospitality & Tourism

Tourism
Hospitality & Tourism

Hotel Management
Hotel Management

Culinary
Culinary Arts Basic

Electrical/Mechanical Engineering
Residential Electrical

Certifications/Degrees
Certificates


Cypress College

 

Hospitality
Hospitality Mgmt.

Tourism
Regular & Advanced

Hotel Management
Hotel Fundamentals

Hotel Management
Hotel Fundamentals

Culinary
Culinary Management

Electrical/Mechanical Engineering
Pre-Engineering

Other
Food & Beverage

Certifications/Degrees
Certificates

Saddleback

Hospitality
AS/AST/Certificate (All 18-20)

Tourism
AS/Certificate (Both 23)

Culinary
Advanced/Basic (26.5-29.5)

Other
Foods (18-20)

Certifications/Degrees
Certificates

 

Santa Ana College

 



Hospitality
Hospitality (25)

Culinary
Culinary Art

Electrical/Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Electro-Mechanical Technology

Certifications/Degrees
Certificates

csuf logo

Hospitality
Entertainment & Hospitality (18)

Tourism
Entertainment & Tourism (18)

Hotel Management
Entertainment & Hospitality (18)

Culinary
Food Studies (Minor)

Electrical/Mechanical Engineering
Both Electrical & Mechanical 

Certifications/Degrees
Degrees

UCI

Hospitality
Int. Tourism & Hotel Mgmt. (CE)

Tourism
Int. Tourism & Hotel Mgmt. (CE)

Hotel Management
Int. Tourism & Hotel Mgmt. (CE)

Electrical/Mechanical Engineering
Both Electrical & Mechanical 

Certifications/Degrees
Degrees

 

calpoly



Hospitality
Hospitality Management 

Hotel Management
Hospitality Management 

Culinary
Minor in Culinology

Electrical/Mechanical Engineering
Both Electrical & Mechanical 

Career Focus Resources

North Orange County ROP
 

north orange county

North Orange County ROP is the premier career technical education provider in California for high school and adult students. North Orange County ROP courses combine classroom and hands-on training.  All instruction is based on the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned with the Common Core State standards.

Vital Link

vital link
 

Vital link is dedicated to preparing students for their future careers through experiential learning opportunities. Offering programs that introduce students to the world of robotics, engineering, manufacturing, healthcare and medical, computer programming, digital media arts, automotive technology and more. Through these hands-on programs, they are able to inspire students to feel confident and excited to pursue a fulfilling career.

Working Wardrobes
 

working wardrobes



Working Wardrobes has long been known for their clothing services, yet today they offer a full menu of career development programs to transform their clients from the inside out. The final step in that transformation is a success suit to nail that job interview!

Tiger Woods Foundation
 

tiger woods foundation

TGR Foundation has created a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. By providing access and opportunities they aim to change the trajectory of a student’s life. Through college-access and career preparation resources along with STEM-based experiential learning coursework, TGR Foundation provides the support to help youth connect their passions to their purpose.