Employment and Jobs

Hotel Industry and Pearson Partner to Offer Debt-Free College Degrees to Employees

February 28, 2018  • UpSkill America

The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation, the foundation arm of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, today announced a pilot program to offer streamlined degree programs to hotel industry employees in partnership with Pearson’s AcceleratED Pathways program. Through this groundbreaking initiative, ten hotel companies will engage employees across 1,500 hotel properties, allowing them to pursue higher education pathways at no cost to the employee. Click here to read more.

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A groundbreaking partnership between @AHLA & @Pearson will offer streamlined degree programs to hotel employees across ten companies and 1,500 properties.


“The hospitality business is about taking care of people—both our guests and our workforce. We could not do what we do without a strong, talented workforce.” -Katherine Lugar (President & CEO, @AHLA)


“[This initiative] is a game changer for thousands of busy working adults in the hotel industry who can now take control of their education while they juggle jobs and family obligations.” -Kevin Capitani (President, @PearsonNorthAm)


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