Opportunity Youth Program FREE TRAINING

Are you 16 to 28 years old with an HSE or high school diploma not currently enrolled in college?

Jump-start your career path to a great future!

Enroll in hospitality training through Delgado’s Opportunity Youth program.

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2-Year Associate Degree in Hospitality Management

Curriculum includes instruction in and preparation for entry-level and mid-management positions in hospitality operations and management, travel and tourism, hospitality revenue management and law, food and beverage management, and convention management. The program offers six distinct concentrations exist within the associate degree:

  1. Restaurant Management
  2. Hotel and Lodging Management
  3. Tourism Management
  4. Beverage Management
  5. Meeting and Event Management
  6. Catering Management

1-Semester Hospitality Career and Technical Certificate (CTC)

The CTC program provides foundational courses, including Introduction to Hospitality and Introduction to Travel and Tourism that cover key skills needed to enter the workforce. The Opportunity Youth program will pay for students to take the credentialing exam.


Delgado’s Opportunity Youth program helps you focus on successfully graduating FREE of payment of any tuition or fees* and launching the career of your dreams by pairing you with a mentor and a cohort of peers, funding a Chromebook for use during training, and coordinating a range of support services including:

  • Assistance accessing childcare
  • Transportation assistance with a FREE monthly RTA bus pass
  • Career advising
  • FREE tutoring
  • Mental health counseling
  • Tuition assistance on an as-needed basis
  • Emergency grant assistance
  • FREE time management and study skills coaching


Or contact Liza Sherman at LSHERM1@dcc.edu or 504.453.4806