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HospitAbilities Education Session: Employing Individuals of All Abilities: Our Role
9/25/2019 - 9/25/2019

The Oklahoma Restaurant Association and Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association have been hard at work preparing to launch a new program called HospitAbilities. HospitAbilities is a skills-based certification for students of all abilities. Through this certification program, we will be assisting in training and certifying students of all levels of ability across our state. With these new students entering the workforce, we need to prepare our managers and supervisors on how to work with these employees.

Date: September 25
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Kari Bailey, instructor for Service Careers at Francis Tuttle, will introduce strategies to help hospitality professionals provide a positive, productive and professional work environment for students hired through the program. Michael Bowling, a local employment attorney, will also present the practical ways we can make this relationship work. Chandy Rice, Director of Education for the Oklahoma Restaurant Association and Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association, will speak about the HospitAbilities program and the volunteer opportunities that are available.

More About the HospitAbilities Student Essentials
We know that not all students display their gifts and talents in the same way. For some, a paper test just isn’t a good fit. This certification allows students to test by demonstrating! The hospitality industry in Oklahoma has worked together with educators across the state to identify 18 essential service skills. In order to pass the certification, a student will need to choose 7 that they can complete. There are a variety of choices from hand-washing or rolling silverware to dicing an onion or making a bed. 

After practice and study, the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association and Oklahoma Restaurant Association bring industry evaluators to the classroom to score students and sign off on their skills. All students who are able to pass 7 skills will be issued a Hospitalities Certification. 

One of the definitions of hospitality is a friendly and generous welcome. We, as the Hospitality Industry in Oklahoma, welcome students with this certification into our workforce and want to encourage them on their journey to be hospitality superstars!

Location: Aloft Oklahoma City Downtown: Bricktown, 209 N Walnut Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Registration ends on September 24, 2019