HOSPITALITY TRAINING ACADEMY (HTA) DEDICATED TO IMPROVING THE SKILL LEVEL OF THE HOSPITALITY, FOOD SERVICE AND TOURISM WORKFORCE.
The Hospitality Training Academy (HTA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution and a labor-management partnership/Taft-Hartley fund that provides benefits to both the UNITE HERE Local 11 labor union and its over 140 employers. The Local 11 members work for employers who range the spectrum from hotels, airport concession companies, large event/sports venues, private universities, theme parks, restaurants, food service companies, corporate cafeterias, convention centers and casinos. The HTA uniquely offers new and incumbent workers with the tools to succeed in Los Angeles’ vital, high-growth hospitality industry, and provides training to place participants into a job and then move the workers up the career ladder. The HTA has federal/WIOA, state, county and local city funding to work with low-income jobseekers to assist with resumes, mock-interviewing, job/skill training, and then pipeline these clients into a union, hospitality job with good wages and benefits.