Yesterday, the House Higher Education Committee heard our bill to create a free online hospitality training program. We have worked hard to build a strong coalition of supporters to address the workforce shortage, and our strategy of partnering with the U of M Tourism Center and Explore Minnesota Tourism seems to be resonating with policymakers, as the bill was passed 17-0 and sent to the Workforce Committee. With this action, the bill has now made deadline. Testifying were (l to r): Jason Subbert (TPI Hospitality), Xinyi Qian (U of M Tourism Center), and Ben Wogsland (Hospitality Minnesota).
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