The Hospitality Institute

A Program of the Miami International Hospitality Center


The Hospitality Institute offers the Job Readiness Training to clients of community based outreach organizations as well as residents of Overtown and other communities in District 5 of the City of Miami.

Applicants for the Job Readiness Training MUST register by completing an application AND visiting The Hospitality Institute.

Registration Process:

Step One – Apply

Complete and submit the online application OR download and complete the PDF application and submit via email or in person.

Online Registration

Download and complete fillable application if you do not want to register online (PDF)

For assistance with registration, please call 305-237-3267.

Cooperating organizations who provide registration for their clients:

  • Abilities Inc. of Florida
  • Better Way of Miami
  • Camillus House
  • Carrfour Supportive Housing
  • Center for Independent Living of South Florida
  • Community Partnership for the Homeless
  • Greater Miami Service Corps
  • Liberty City Community Revitalization Trust
  • Lotus House
  • Miami Dade County Veterans Program
  • Miami Rescue Mission, Inc.
  • South Florida Workforce
  • The Village/West Care

Step Two – Visit The Hospitality Institute

  • Visit The Hospitality Institute and our staff will help you complete your registration. We are located at the Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. 2nd Avenue Building 3, 7th Floor, Room 3704-38 Miami, FL 33132 and are open from Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can drop in or call 305-237-3267 for an appointment.
  • Bring your Florida Driver’s License or Florida Identification Card AND your Social Security Card or Passport
  • Bring a copy of your current resume (if you do not have one our staff will assist you in getting one prepared)
  • Bring your completed application (unless you submitted online or by email)

Details about the program

The Hospitality Institute Job Training program includes four days of intensive job readiness instruction plus an additional day for a mini Job Fair and are usually held every 12 weeks. Trainers from Miami Dade College together with hospitality industry executives, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, and motivational speakers make presentations on customer service skills, job applications and interviewing techniques, resume coaching, tips on appearance, computer instruction, job descriptions, keys to successful employment and how to access further education. All graduates receive a certificate of completion which is required for participation in the Job Fair. Graduates are encouraged to visit the office of the Hospitality Institute to view new job postings that are received from employers on a weekly basis. Graduates who are employed are eligible to be members of the Alumni Association which meets quarterly.


All participants who complete the three full days of training receive a Certificate of Completion from The Hospitality Institute and a certificate from the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. The certificates are awarded during the Graduation Ceremonies on the morning of the Job Fair beginning at 9:00 a.m. Graduates are also offered the opportunity to visit the “Suited for Success” organization, located near the Hospitality Institute Office,where they receive assistance in selecting business attire to wear to the Job Fair. One of the activities of the Graduation Ceremonies before the certificates are awarded is the opportunity for the graduates to offer their comments on the sessions.

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