International Training has had many success stories among its graduates. One that comes to mind is that of a woman who had some challenges in her life. She lived in the Deep South. Her academic skills were outstanding but she did not see a future in her home environment, so she joined the military. Once she enlisted it became clear that she had leadership skills and she did very well in the service to her country.
When her stint was up she was discharged in her home environment and found her way to Las Vegas. Without the daily regimen of the military, and because of some of her military experiences, life began to unravel and spun out of control. She found herself homeless then living in a women’s shelter.
At this, the lowest point in her life, she found her way to the Hospitality International Training Academy where, with the help of a community partner, she enrolled in the Line Cook program. Her leadership and discipline that she brought from the military began to shine and she quickly became a star student in the class, earning the H.I.T. Line Cook Certification as well as the coveted ServSafe certification. The latter is a national certification that many kitchens require for their shift leaders. In fact, some kitchen policies require that at lease one ServSafe Certified chef be on duty whenever the kitchen is open.
This H.I.T. graduate was immediately snatched up by one of the H.I.T. community partners and quickly was promoted. She left that position for another and was eventually placed in a position of utmost responsibility in the kitchen at the Veterans Hospital.
This is but one of the many success stories that we will share in this space.