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Hospitality Career Training and Employment Opportunities for Visually Impaired and Disabled Individuals

  • Synopsis: Published: 2010-10-11 (Rev. 2012-09-20) - Statler Center offers career training in the hospitality industry to blind visually impaired and physically disabled persons. For further information pertaining to this article contact: Statler Center.

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Career Training and Employment Opportunities available to Blind, Visually Impaired and Disabled Individuals - The Statler Center offers Career Training in Customer Service, Contact Center and Hospitality.

Individuals seeking careers in the Hospitality industry may apply for the National Statler Center Careers in Hospitality Program.

The National Statler Center offers this class to blind, visually impaired and physically disabled persons at their Buffalo, NY campus. Statler will conduct this class backed by ten years of program excellence. This course provides thorough training in Hospitality, Hotels, and Tourism using Customer Service as the driving theme. Additionally, Microsoft Office training using assistive technology is significant to the curriculum, and personal job-search assistance to place graduates in fulfilling career positions is included. Applications are being accepted immediately for our next ten-week course which begins January 26, 2011. The Statler Center, a certified Proprietary Business School, is based in Buffalo, NY.

Renee DiFlavio, Senior VP of Employment and Education at The Statler Center, states "Students from throughout the US, North America and abroad benefit greatly from our classes. We encourage prospective students to enroll immediately for our January 26, 2011 class as space is filling quickly. We have ten years experience offering this program and are proud to have over 360 graduates. Plus, our job placement rate exceeds 82%"

Students receive a comprehensive overview of each industry as well as job specific knowledge. Graduates of our unique program will be computer-literate, equipped with a thorough knowledge of industry standards and ready for successful, long-term careers. Potential employers are every business where customer service is critical, focusing on hotels, travel and tourism agencies and other businesses needing a range of customer service professionals, such as contact (call) centers.

The National Statler Center for Careers in Hospitality Service, headquartered in Buffalo, NY, is celebrating its 11th year and has recently graduated its 35th class. Graduates are employed by hotel companies such as Ritz Carlton, Adam's Mark, Sheraton, Marriott, Holiday Inn, Radisson and Hampton Hotels as well as respected smaller properties. Students have enrolled from all over the nation, including Florida, Hawaii, California, Connecticut, Indiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Missouri, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Ohio, New York, Arkansas, Texas, New Jersey and beyond.

Support for Statler comes from Lavelle Fund for the Blind, Allene Reuss Memorial Trust, AVAYA Corporation, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Google Grants, Herb Siegel Foundation, Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation, The Statler Foundation, The William G McGowan Charitable Fund, Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped, VESID - Vocational Education Services for Individuals with Disabilities, State and Federal programs.

More information is available by calling Jeff Pease, Statler Center, 716-888-4526, or e-mailing jpease@StatlerCenter.org



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