Hospitality & Tourism

This career cluster prepares for careers in the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services.

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Core skills that are necessary for success in these occupations:

  • Service Orientation – Looking for ways to help people
  • Management of Financial Resources – Making spending decisions and keeping track of what is spent
  • Coordination – Changing what is done based on other people’s actions
  • Social Perceptiveness – Understanding people’s reactions
  • Management of Material Resources – Managing equipment and materials
  • Negotiation – Bringing people together to solve differences
  • Persuasion – Talking people into changing their minds or their behavior
  • Management of Personnel Resources – Selecting and managing the best workers for a job
  • Time Management – Managing your time and the time of other people
  • Monitoring – Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements

Career Pathway

Recreation, Amusements & Attractions

Animal Systems Pathway

Restaurants and Food/Beverage Services

Restaurants and Food/Beverage Services Pathway

Support Services Pathway

Travel and Tourism Pathway

Business Financial Management and Accounting Pathway

Professional Sales and Marketing Pathway


Counseling and Mental Health Services Pathway

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