Online Hospitality Training Hearing
Wednesday, the Senate Jobs and Economic Development Committee heard SF2023, which establishes a one-time appropriation of $350,000 to develop an online hospitality training course, modeled after the South Dakota program. The bill also accounts for a $25,000 annual appropriation for ongoing maintenance. Senator Rich Draheim is chief author of the Hospitality Minnesota priority bill and a hospitality industry advocate. He highlighted the need to help build the hospitality workforce, as we are down around 15,000 workers.
Hospitality Minnesota’s Liz Rammer lead off testimony; followed by Xinyi Qian (Director of University of Minnesota Extension Tourism Center) and Jason Subbert (TPI Hospitality). The bill was laid over for potential inclusion in the omnibus bill, which will likely be released next week.
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