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Hospitality is one of the leading revenue sources for NH with millions of people that visit NH each year. Registered Apprenticeships in hospitality provide invaluable skills and work-based training to aspiring professionals in the state. These programs are designed to bridge the gap between classroom-based learning and practical hands-on experience, equipping participants with the necessary competencies to thrive in a variety of hospitality occupations.

ApprenticeshipNH works with organizations across the state to make sure apprentices learn the essential skills that employers want. These apprenticeships provide a structured framework where participants can acquire practical skills and theoretical knowledge, combining classroom instruction with on-the-job training. Apprentices in the hospitality sector gain valuable experience in areas such as line cook, lodging management, and business.

Registered Apprenticeships set the foundation for employee success and the continued growth of organizations.

For Apprentices

Well-paying careers

Hospitality and tourism encompass many different types of businesses, from restaurants and hotels to arts, sports and entertainment and recreation. Locals and visitors alike depend on this industry for building strong communities, enhancing cultural connections and serving the public interest. Through our NH hospitality apprenticeship program, you’ll hone your skills in business, customer relations, event planning or train as a chef or baker.

Management and supervisory-level hospitality workers in New Hampshire can make:

$25 - $40 per hour

For Employers

A pipeline of skilled, productive workers

Registered Apprenticeships are developing a new generation of workers to help our nation succeed in the 21st Century economy.

Having a skilled workforce is critical for the growth of hospitality businesses. Registered apprenticeship is a proven way to:

  • Increase productivity
  • Boost employee retention
  • Improve company culture
  • Ensure knowledge transfer from experienced professionals

For every dollar spent on apprenticeship,

employers get approximately $1.50 ROI

For High Schools

Prepare students for a rapidly changing job market

Use existing courses and work-based learning experiences to build pre-apprenticeship to registered apprenticeship opportunities that can serve as the foundation for a student’s career.

  • Provide experience-based and authentic learning experiences that lead to in-demand careers
  • Support a smooth transition from high school to both college and career options

Hospitality/culinary programs at Career and Technical Education Centers across the state:


The jobs are there:

An additional 11,143 projected job openings in NH through 2030

Professions in hospitality

  • Baker
  • Banquet/event manager
  • Buildings and grounds supervisor
  • Chef
  • Facilities manager
  • Hotel associate
  • Hotel, motel and resort desk clerk
  • Housekeeping director
  • Lodging manager
  • Pastry chef
  • Recreation assistant
  • Restaurant manager

Types of companies hiring hospitality employees

  • Airlines
  • Amusement centers, theme parks and attractions
  • Arenas
  • Athletic teams and sports organizations
  • Bed and breakfast facilities
  • Campgrounds
  • Casinos
  • Catering companies
  • Conference centers and banquet facilities
  • Convention centers
  • Country clubs
  • Cruise companies
  • Fitness facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Large corporations
  • Military
  • Park systems
  • Recreation centers
  • Resorts
  • Restaurants
  • RV parks
  • Schools
  • Special event and festival organizations
  • Sporting clubs
  • Stadiums
  • State, federal and local government tourism offices
  • Theaters
  • Timeshares
  • Trade and professional associations
  • Universities
  • Visitor bureaus

These New Hampshire hospitality companies are seeing the benefits of apprenticeship

Want to become an apprentice, start a program or get involved?