May 9, 2021

Hospitality Training-to-Employment Program for Area Youth


(East Providence, RI, March 12, 2021) East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP), the Rhode Island Hospitality Association (RIHA) and the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce are collaborating to present a virtual training-to-employment program in April for area youth ages 18-24. This training offers guaranteed job placement upon successful completion of the program.

The one-week training will be held virtually via Zoom beginning April 14, Monday through Friday, 2:30 to 5:30 pm. It is open to youth, ages 18-24, who meet eligibility criteria such as low-income requirements. Priority will be given to out-of-school youth, however, high school seniors on track to graduate in June are also eligible.

Training topics include: “First Impressions,” “Lasting Impressions,” and “Hospitality the 3rd Language,” which examines six key components of service: trust, conflict, accountability, commitment, communication, and results. Emphasis is placed on how guests are the center of it all in the hospitality industry.

For more information or to apply, please call EBCAP’s Youth Center at 401-692-2695.

East Bay Community Action Program is a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation that provides a wide array of health and human services to the residents of Rhode Island’s East Bay, including the municipalities of East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Little Compton, Tiverton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, and Jamestown. For more information regarding EBCAP’s programs and services, visit

RIHA represents over 700 foodservice, hotels, vendors and hospitality members in the state of Rhode Island and has been the voice of the hospitality and foodservice industries in the state since 1963. For information visit

The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce is one of Rhode Island's largest business advocacy organizations formed to enhance the business, civic and economic vitality of the city of Newport and the surrounding towns of Middletown, Portsmouth, Bristol, Warren, Little Compton, Barrington, Tiverton, Jamestown and beyond. For information visit


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