Apprenticeship Program

Participate in the Apprenticeship Program to develop new talent for your organization

Destinations International has partnered with SearchWide Global and the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) to foster a 600-hour apprenticeship program to provide talented apprentices with hands-on professional work experience, with the participating destination organizations and the selected destination partners.

The goal of the program is to expand the hospitality and tourism workforce by attracting underrepresented and ethnically diverse college graduates and students to career opportunities they may not have considered.  We recognize the importance of cultivating a tourism industry that represents a wide variety of individuals and celebrate the broad range of human differences among us while embracing the commonalities we share.

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Visit the SearchWide Global Candidate Resources page for more information about the Apprenticeship Program.

"We are committed to developing and investing in the leaders of tomorrow that represent a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives. We believe the Apprenticeship Program will provide a structured platform for young people to be exposed to the travel and tourism industry and gain invaluable learning opportunities from experienced leaders." - Don Welsh, President & CEO, Destinations International

“In order to have an impact on ethnic diversity in the tourism and events industry long term, we must first engage with young professionals in a meaningful way. For this apprenticeship program to truly succeed, there must be career planning, ongoing mentorship, support from our industry partners, and job placement at the end, and we hope to add value in all those areas.” - Mike Gamble, President & CEO, SearchWide Global