US Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association

Train for a Career in the Hospitality Industry

Learning Skills for Life ™

This 5-week program provides individuals with the tools, training, and skills needed to start a career in the hospitality industry.  You’ll receive a combination of technical and practical skills in areas such as job readiness, personal finances, responsible drinking, and service.  The program is free to eligible participants and is underwritten by Diageo USVI and Bellows International.


Program Information

Date: September 21 to October 23, 2020

Time: 9 am – 1 pm (Monday through Friday)

Location: UVI CELL (St. Croix & St. Thomas)

Fee: FREE to eligible participants

Registration Deadline: August 31, 2020


Program Components

  • Communication Skills
  • Business Etiquette
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Job Readiness Skills
  • Bartending Basics
  • Life Skills
  • Responsible Drinking & Service

Qualifying Criteria

  • Must be 18 – 35 years old
  • Must be a resident of the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Must have NO experience or skills in bartending
  • Must be motivated with a serious interest in bartending
  • Successful completion of an application and interview
  • Must be able to attend day sessions (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)

To obtain an application:

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