HM Apprenticeship Program
HM Apprenticeship program

EARN while you Learn

Hospitality, the number two industry in Maine, needs a reliable talent supply chain and next generation leaders. This home-grown approach, the HospitalityMaine Apprenticeship program, is a new path to strengthen and professionalize the hotel and restaurant workforce in Maine.

Successful apprentices will EARN while they learn, being taught and coached by experienced professionals at hospitality businesses committed to their success. Credit is given for documented prior experience and education, making progressing through the program tailored to the individual apprentice. Every apprentice can earn a raise by reaching certain milestones during the program. Upon successful completion, the apprentice will receive a Certificate from the Maine Department of Labor that evidences the professional competencies gained by the former apprentice.

Apprentice candidates can choose between two entry-level tracks:

Culinary / Restaurant or
Hospitality / Lodging

Employers interested in learning how they can become an approved host site for an apprentice can contact Terry Hayes, HospitalityMaine’s Director of Workforce Development,, 207-689-5484

There are specific commitments that each participating employer must make in order to support successful participation for an apprentice. More details coming soon.

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