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.

Enrolled 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, tailoring progress through the program 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

Culinary apprentices will learn the skills required to work as a line cook in a commercial Kitchen. Skills covered include food safety, storage, ordering, basic preparation, and more. Completion will take one to two years of on-the-job training and between 145 and 290 hours of classroom instruction/independent study.

Click [HERE] to see a list of the Employee Benefits.

Click [HERE] to read through the schedule of work that each apprentice will complete.

Still interested? Browse through the list of participating restaurants below, and use the links to begin your application process.

Participating Restaurants

 

Hospitality / Lodging

Hospitality apprentices will learn the skills required to work in the various roles found in most hotels, including guest services, reservations, housekeeping, event planning, and more. Completion will take one year of on-the-job training and between 145 and 290 hours of classroom instruction/independent study.

Click [HERE] to see a list of the Employee Benefits.

Click [HERE] to see read through the schedule of work that each apprentice will complete.

Still interested? Browse through the list of participating hotels below, and use the links to begin your application process.

 Participating Hotels

How to Apply

There are significant benefits for employers who choose to host an apprentice. 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, terry@HospitalityMaine.com, 207-689-5484

There are specific commitments that each participating employer must make in order to support successful participation for an apprentice. Read about these [HERE].