About 300 local high schoolers this week will get a sneak peek at career opportunities in hospitality during a trade show at UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management.
The Rosen College has teamed up with the Central Florida National Academy Foundation to host the third-annual High School Conference and Tradeshow for students from six high schools in Orange and Brevard counties. Each of the schools selected has academics geared toward hospitality and tourism.
The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at the Rosen College campus near International Drive.
With a Dr. Seuss-inspired theme, “Oh the Opportunities You’ll Have,” the event will enable high school students to learn about different types of hospitality careers, hear from local hospitality industry professionals and take a tour of the Rosen College.
Students from Colonial, Oak Ridge, Freedom, Mid Florida Tech, Rockledge and Merritt Island high schools have been invited to attend. Rosen College Event Management students are organizing the event.
Located in the heart of the tourism and hospitality industry, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management is dedicated to the values of professionalism, leadership and service. The college’s mission is to develop future generations of global hospitality and tourism leaders representing all industry segments in the hospitality capital of the world, through innovative academic programs, cutting-edge research and strong industry and community partnerships.
The National Academy Foundation (NAF) is an acclaimed national network of high school career academies that are predominately based in urban school districts and that have career-themed programs incorporating current industry and educational expertise. Each year, NAF serves more than 50,000 students in 40 states and the District of Columbia through the Academy of Finance, the Academy of Engineering, the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism and the Academy of Information Technology.