Diversity Apprenticeship Program

Posted on October 4, 2016

Seeking 2019 Apprenticeship Candidates!

Are you a recent/soon to be graduate from the Baltimore area?  Are you interested in gaining a fast track to a leadership career in Baltimore's hospitality and tourism industry?  Our Diversity Apprenticeship program may be the perfect fit for you. 

The Visit Baltimore Foundation is currently seeking candidates for its 2019 Apprenticeship.  A 600 hour paid apprenticeship, the program provides substantial and holistic experience working across multiple departments within Visit Baltimore as well as similar industry partners such as a hotel, an attraction, and/or a convention, arena or other sports facility (to be customized pending apprentice interests and experience).  Following successful completion, the apprentice will be guaranteed employment with Visit Baltimore or another industry partner inclusive of out-of-market placement by Searchwide, Inc.  The program actively targets applicants from Baltimore City with an ethnic background and/or having a gender preference recognized as helping to assure diversity.

NEW this year - candidates can apply for one of three apprenticeship tracks (marketing, sales/tradeshows, operations)!

Download program information and applicant criteria here.  Access the 2019 Application form here.  



About the Opportunity

In 2017, the Visit Baltimore Education and Training Foundation teamed up with Visit Baltimore Inc. and Desintations International to pilot a first-of-its-kind program in Baltimore.  Our goal?  To provide one recent student graduate unparalleled on-the-job experience followed by guaranteed employment. 

Learn more about our 2017 Apprentice: Deedra Mills, 2017 MBA Graduate, Morgan State University; Alumna, University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  Apprenticeship hosts: Visit Baltimore, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, Marriott Hotels. 

Read an article about the program's launch in the BBJ: "Visit Baltimore to offer apprenticeship program this summer"

See our Diversity Apprenticeship Program Featured in the Destinations International 2017 Annual Report: “Cultivating Future Industry Leadership: 2017 Apprenticeship Program”



Contact Executive Director of the Visit Baltimore Education & Training Foundation at 410.659.7054 or [email protected].

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The Visit Baltimore Education & Training Foundation is an independent, 501 (c) (3) public charity. Anyone can donate to the Foundation to further the goal of helping Baltimore’s tourism community grow and thrive.