• Hospitality and Tourism

    "Travel to the Cincinnati region is at an all-time high, and with that, there is a need for a more robust workforce in the hospitality industry."
    —Julie Calvert, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Be a part of the largest and fastest growing industry in the world. Statistics within the industry show that a new hospitality job is created every 2.5 seconds, making it a vital sector of the world’s economy. In the United States alone, there are more than half-million hospitality jobs — a number that’s expected to substantially increase in the years ahead.

    Hospitality and tourism represent a broad range of career opportunities that include:

    • Hotels and resorts
    • Restaurants
    • Meeting and event planning
    • Leisure, recreation and sports management
    • Airlines, cruises and other transportation
    • Spa and wellness management

    About This Program

    It is offered exclusively at Gilbert A. Dater High School to students that are enrolled in the Culinary Arts Career Tech Pathway. This is a one-year program available to juniors and seniors.

    GPA Required to Enter the Program 
    Students must have a 2.0 GPA and a recommendation from a teacher, school counselor or principal, a 93 percent attendance rate, and be on-track for graduation.


    Classroom Instruction
    For the first semester, students will attend classes at Dater High School. The course will introduce students to the many aspects of hospitality, including food, lodging, attractions, sports and much more.

    To get acquainted with the numerous career options, students will tour such places as the Great American Ball Park and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to meet and talk with employees, managers and executives.

    Industry Credential
    The Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) is an industry credential; however, Ohio does not identify CTA as a credential that can be applied toward points for graduation.