Industry Partnerships

We are continually forging partnerships with industry to drive curriculum development, shape future trainings and program development, and inspire students and prospective workers. We believe industry leaders provide the most accurate assessment of the skills needed to successfully prepare individuals to fill open positions. Through these valuable partnerships, we can better prepare students for job openings today and in the future. 


By becoming a partner with the Bay Region RHT Initiative, you can:

  • Share insight that helps community colleges educate students more effectively
  • Assist in the development of your future workforce.
  • Become the driving force in our programs to keep content relevant and on-target in this ever-changing and fast-paced sector.

How Can You Help?

If you are interested in becoming an RHT Industry Partner in any of the following capacities, please contact Andrea Vizenor.

  • Serve as an industry expert on our advisory board
  • Adopt a college, a district, or an industry sector
  • Become a Guest Speaker in classrooms
  • Participate in Career Day presentations
  • Host a fieldtrip at your site
  • Provide donations of supplies or materials for classrooms
  • Participate in Job Shadow days
  • Support student organizations
  • Provide technical advice/training to teachers or students
  • Engage in email mentorships
  • Create scholarships for students
  • Provide internships for students

Learn more about each of these opportunities here.

As a partner, we will display your logo on our website and provide links to your organization's job postings.

2014 Industry Forum White Paper

On May 5, 2014 the Retail, Hospitality & Tourism Initiative hosted the 2014 Bay Region Retail, Hospitality & Tourism Industry Forum, a meeting where industry leaders informed educators about critical needs and trends in RHT. This collaboration will lead to more targeted education for students that will ultimately assist them in developing the skills necessary to find an exciting career in retail, hospitality or tourism. The 2014 Industry Forum White Paper, titled "Top Priorities for Education," is created as a guide for future curriculum development.

"Top Priorities for Education"
Industry Forum White Paper.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.3 MB

LearnUp Partnership

The Bay Region RHT Initiative has formed a regional partnership with LearnUp. This partnership will provide a unique and innovative resource that educators and workforce development specialists can utilize to assist individuals in securing training and jobs.

Our Valued Industry Partners:

Closing the skills gap

in the Retail, Hospitality

& Tourism industry.

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