MIAMI — As part of its commitment to provide hospitality and service skills training and job search resources to the residents of Miami’s inner city neighborhoods, the Hospitality Institute at Miami Dade College (MDC) will again host a four-day Hospitality Job Readiness Training Program and Job Fair, Sept. 11-14 at the Greater Bethel A.M.E Church in downtown Miami.

The training and job fair are free and open to residents of downtown Miami, Overtown, Liberty City and surrounding areas. Required registration ends August 31. To register, contact Randy Wiscombe, or 305-329-2845.

The training sessions will take place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 11 – 13, and on 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday.

Hospitality industry experts, MDC faculty and motivational speakers will lead the sessions, covering topics such as resume writing, interviewing techniques, customer service, dining etiquette, professional attire, basic computer skills, food safety training, food handler certification, financial literacy and much more. All participants must dress in business attire.

On Friday, Sept. 14 an awards ceremony and a job fair exclusive to program participants, featuring employers from the hospitality, service and other industries will be held. The job fair is open only to participants who have completed all three days of training; walk-ins will not be admitted.

 Alumni from previous Hospitality Institute programs will also have an opportunity to attend the job fair, as well as apply for the new Culinary Arts Basic Skills Training that will begin later in the month.

Staff from the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, MDC and the Hospitality Institute will be available to assist with information on educational opportunities, including GED certification, MDC admissions and enrollment, college financial aid, and potential scholarships from the Black Hospitality Initiative of Greater Miami.

The Hospitality Institute at MDC operates under the umbrella of the International Hospitality Center. The training and job-readiness programs are held four times throughout the year.

To register, contact Randy Wiscombe, or 305-329-2845.