Erin Rodat-Savla met with Joan Abbot, Assistant Director of BEST Hospitality Training to learn more about the organization behind the concept of “Good Jobs. Better Lives.”

Founded in 2006, Boston Education, Skills & Training (BEST) focuses on workforce development for well-paying jobs within the hospitality industry. BEST Hospitality Training combines worker training designed to meet the labor needs of hotel partners and the personal and professional goals of UNITE HERE Local 26 members. Classes include English for Hospitality, computers, and citizenship prep, as well as certification skills training in On-Call Banquet Server, Basic Culinary Skills, Food Safety, CPR, and more. Career coaches help under-and unemployed participants get quality jobs in partner hotels. Pre-employment students enroll in the Introduction to Hospitality Training Program.

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