AHLEI Offers DECA Members Opportunity to Earn Leading Hospitality Certification

The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), a national partner of DECA, will showcase the industry certifications available to DECA members who participate in competitive hospitality events during the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Visit AHLEI April 27 and 28 at booth #906 – we’ll be near the Marriott International booth – to learn even more about the fabulous opportunities awaiting students in hospitality.

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. More than 34, 000 individuals worldwide now hold this professional certification, which 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 this certification without having to sit for an additional exam, a member benefit available only to DECA members.

Additionally, DECA members can 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, contact AHLEI’s academic sales department at 800.344.4381 or academics@ahlei.org.

This article was written by DECA National Advisory Board member, AHLEI. You can learn more about AHLEI’s partnership with DECA here, and follow AHLEI on Twitter @AHLEI.

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