ORLANDO, FLORIDA, February 06, 2007, Wendy Cleavenger, CHS, CHT, the Human Resource and Training Support Manager for Newport Hospitality Group, Inc. based in Williamsburg, VA, has been awarded the Certified Hospitality Trainer (CHT) designation by the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA). The announcement comes from Caroline Cooper, CHA, Chairman of the Institute’s Certification Commission and Dean, The Hospitality College, Johnson and Wales University.
The CHT designation is one of the highest achievements awarded by the Educational Institute. To quality for this distinction, hospitality professionals must demonstrate their skills and abilities through academic achievement and industry experience. The program requires each candidate to complete a comprehensive examination which test skills in the areas of hotel operations, financial management, human relations, human resource management, and administrative skills. By the completing the program, an individual prove3s their commitment and dedication to the industry and establishes themselves as attaining validated hospitality industry standards.
The Educational Institute is a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. It provides professional development opportunities for lodging industry employees at all levels who wish to advance their careers through independent study and professional certification programs.