New Training Center to Focus on Building Diversity in Boston Luxury Hotels

The hospitality industry in Boston is growing dramatically. More than 30 new hotels are under development. Gaming is arriving in Massachusetts. Hundreds of current hotel workers are approaching retirement age. Employers are searching for more high-skill workers who see hotel and hospitality opportunities as a wise career choice, not just a temporary job. Responding to these trends, an innovative workforce intermediary – Boston Employment, Skills and Training, or BEST – is unveiling a new job seeker training center in Dudley Square in Roxbury, an area of Boston where residents are desperate for quality jobs. The new BEST Hospitality Training Center opened its doors during National Apprenticeship Week.