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Talent Connect is a new training to employment program designed to help people with disabilities to begin a career in the hotel and hospitality industry. Our program is focused on developing real world, transferable job skills- we accomplish this by partnering with local hotel and hospitality companies and providing 100% of our training on site. Training is driven by the employer and supported by Talent Connect staff.

 

Founded in October 2014, Talent Connect launched its first training class of in March 2015. We currently partner with the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, Drury Plaza, Mariott Grand, and Holiday Inn at the Convention Center. Our trainees have worked in a wide variety of jobs, including cooking, dishwashing, housekeeping, greeting guests, serving/bussing, banquet set-up, and night auditing. To date, 14 individuals have been hired by our partner hotels.

 

Talent Connect was recently selected as the very first recipient of a grant from the 100 Percent Wine foundation. These funds will help us to serve additional trainees in the coming months- we are very excited about this new partnership! Learn more about 100 Percent Wine by clicking here!

 

Interested in learning more about Talent Connect? 

VISIT OUR TALENT CONNECT WEBSITE AT http://hospitality.talentconnectstl.org/

or contact

Monica Edmonds
edmondsm@ucpheartland.org
Director of Employment Resources
314.994.1600 ext. 3320

Interested in becoming a Talent Connect trainee? Click this link to download our brochure.

If it seems like a fit, this link will take you to our application!

Talent Connect is proud to receive funding support from:

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