Career And College Prep

Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation

Get a Taste of What’s Ahead

Add some spice to life and see the world! If food and travel are your passion, a career in hospitality, tourism, and recreation could be right for you. Explore the business side of hotels, restaurants, and food service.

Hospitality & Tourism—This pathway teaches students about careers in the hospitality and travel industry, including lodging, tourism, and event planning. Students learn about the importance of organizational management, communication, consumer behavior, and customer service.

Some of the jobs include:

  • Food service manager
  • Lodging manager
  • Meeting, convention, and event planner
  • Tour guide
  • Travel agent

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

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**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.

Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • Microsoft®️ Office Specialist***
  • Certiport Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certification
  • ACT National Career Readiness Certification

***Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing.