Mid-State to offer hospitality management program
In response to feedback provided by its local business partners in the hospitality industry, Mid-State Technical College, Wisconsin Rapids, has announced a new hospitality management pro-gram to launch this fall. The program will be offered in full at the Wisconsin Rapids campus, with many courses also available online or at the Mid-State locations in Adams, Marshfield and Stevens Point. The associate of applied science degree prepares students for a management career in the hospitality industry, including food and lodging facilities as well as a variety of other settings such as conference centers and sports and entertainment facilities. This program will also prepare students to coordinate tourism efforts for communities, including those related to outdoor recreation. “We are thrilled with the announcement of Mid-State’s Hospitality Management program. Our industry is facing a labor shortage, and having trained potential employees will be an asset for area restaurants, hotels and attractions,” said Amy Scheide, co-owner of Great Expectations. Scheide added that she hopes the addition of the hospitality management program will keep passionate, food-centric young people in the community during their education, leading to a larger bank of employees and a vibrant community.