AHLEI Partners with DECA to Offer Hospitality Certifications for Students

The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), a national partner of DECA, will be showcasing the industry certifications available to DECA members who participate in competitive hospitality events during the 2016 DECA International Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tenn., this April.

Members, be sure to visit AHLEI at booth #202, directly across from the Marriott International booth, to learn more about how you can earn industry-validated hospitality certifications from AHLEI!

As the certifying body for the lodging industry, AHLEI is proud to offer the Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP®) designation to high school and college students who successfully pass the DECA Hospitality & Tourism Cluster Exam with a score of 70% or higher.

Recognized worldwide, the CGSP® designation is the highest acknowledgement of guest service for employees in the lodging industry. The certification epitomizes the guest service characteristics necessary for successful entry into the hospitality industry. It can serve as a direct pathway to employment for students entering the lodging workforce, while offering the additional benefit of earning industry certification while in the classroom. 

DECA students have a unique opportunity to earn the certification without having to sit for an additional exam, a member benefit available only to DECA members. Additionally, DECA members are able to access the CGSP® at a deeply discounted price of $20/student. DECA advisors should go here to purchase the CGSP® for students. 

For more information, please visit www.ahlei.org or contact Shelly Weir at sweir@ahla.com or 407-999-8166. 

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