City: New Orleans

Hospitality is the third largest sector in New Orleans and its success is dependent on a healthy and robust local workforce pipeline. To attract, hire, and retain talent from the community, Hilton partners with a local high school and Tulane University’s Earn and Learn program to ensure that New Orleans’ students are exposed to careers in their communities while preserving the city’s rich history and spirit.

An example is Hilton’s Passport to Success program, which equips New Orleans students with the skills necessary to be successful in a hospitality career by engaging young adults aged 18-24 in a multi-faceted experience that includes hard and soft skills training in the classroom, access to career fairs, and work-based learning opportunities in a variety of hospitality disciplines.