The Hospitality Institute is a program of the Miami Hospitality Center at Miami Dade College. The Hospitality Institute was established to connect Miami's low-income residents to job opportunities in the local hospitality and tourism industry. We offer hands-on hospitality, culinary, job readiness and customer service training completely free of charge. Since its inception in 2008, The Hospitality Institute has graduated several thousand participants and assisted them in finding sustainable employment. The Hospitality Institute's office is located at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus and trainings are delivered at various sites throughout Miami-Dade County.
The Hospitality Institute is providing online COVID-19 re-opening training to employees at hundreds of hotels in collaboration with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association. The New Normal: A Guide for Residents and Commercial Establishments, issued by Miami-Dade County Mayor and MDC alumnus Carlos Gimenez to safely re-open businesses. The program prepares a “lead trainer” who then provides ongoing training to other employees in compliance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, World Health Organization, and the Florida Department of Health.
To participate in this program, please contact:
Marketing & Events Manager Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association
For information on registering for one of our no-cost trainings, please call 305-237-3267.
6-week training in key entry-level hospitality positions: Guest Service Specialist, Food Service Specialist and Hotel Property Specialist, including Guest Service Gold Certification.
10-week training in the exciting catering and culinary field, including Food Handler Certification.
4-hour training and certification in either State of Florida SafeStaff Food Handler or American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Guest Service Gold.
The Hospitality Institute has been delivering training to Overtown residents and businesses since 2008. Training opportunities are available in Food Truck Business & Operations, Hospitality, Culinary, Job Readiness, Food Safety, Customer Service and our annual Camp Hope at MDC for Overtown youth.
Are you looking for trained and work ready employees? Please call us at 305-237-3267 for referrals.
The Hospitality Institute
300 N.E. 2nd Avenue
Building 3, 7th Floor, Room 3704-39
Miami, FL 33132
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM