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Workforce Development

The hospitality industry offers great diversity in its career opportunities and growth potential. The PRLAEF is focused on providing information and access to training for the industry’s workforce so our workers can gain the skills they need to advance their careers.

Stay up-to-date with the latest industry news, trends, events, and more.

Professional Certifications and Training


ServSuccess is a career development platform designed to provide restaurant industry employees with job training that will advance their careers while providing them the skills to increase job performance.
PRLA members receive 20% off each registration

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AHLEI Products

The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute is globally recognized for providing high-quality hospitality learning solutions for industry employees and employers.
Members save 20-40% on EI training materials, professional certifications, and hospitality education, including its foundational program Guest Service Gold.

Post-Secondary Education

There are opportunities to further your education in culinary arts or hospitality management.

Temple University School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) – The PRLA and PRLAEF are proud to partner with Temple University School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management to provide professional development opportunities for our members. 

All PRLA-member employees admitted into the Master of Science in Hospitality Management or Master of Science in Travel and Tourism will receive a guaranteed $4,000 scholarship towards the program (in addition to a potential merit scholarship). The application fee will also be waived for members of PRLA.

High School Training

Hospitality & Tourism Management

Prepare high school students for a successful and fulfilling career in hospitality using the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute’s Hospitality & Tourism Management curriculum. It aligns with national standards and highlights the skills hospitality leaders are looking for in their employees today.

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Second Chances / Alternate Programs

Restaurant Ready

Restaurant Ready is a national program to engage and empower disengaged young people between the ages of 16 and 24, who are neither enrolled in school nor working, to pursue a path to employment and lifelong success.

Current Programs in Pennsylvania

YES Program provides participants general workplace training, as well as skills specific to restaurants and hospitality businesses

FRESHstart Kitchen, a program of the Chester County Food Bank that educates and prepares under- or unemployed residents for opportunities and sustainable employment in the foodservice industry.

Get Involved

Organizations ready to get started with the program should complete the Restaurant Ready Inquiry Form. All other questions can be directed to Hope Sterner, PRLA director of education.

Membership Has Benefits

Resources for Hospitality Businesses, Vendors, Sponsors, Students. Membership is for Everyone!