Hospitality & Tourism

The Southwest Michigan region has a booming hospitality industry! Check out how you can be a part of it! See below for more information on what trainings are available, as well as where they are offered. Click each one below to learn more about the program specifics. For more information about this industry, contact us at 1-800-285-WORKS.

Lake Michigan College

Associates Degree/Certificates in Hospitality:

Hospitality Management
Culinary Management


ServSafe Certification:

ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification

  • Timeframe: 20 hours (2 ½ days) at Kinexus

  • Cost: $125 (includes book, training, and exam)

  • Jobs by 2020: 789 +35/yr (5.6%)

  • Wage Range: $10.00-$24.13 Avg. $16.41

The ServSafe program provides food safety training, exams and educational materials to foodservice managers. Industry standards indicated that restaurants and food service establishments have at least one ServSafe Certified staff member on premise at all times.

Michigan Works! may be able to help pay for some of the costs associated with training and/or college. To learn more about some of our funding options, click here.