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How CVBs Are Connecting the Next Generation to Hospitality Jobs

Building the next generation of professionals starts with education

Imagine your first introduction to the hospitality industry as a high schooler, touring behind the scenes at an airport and discussing a career in aviation with its executives; talking to the tradeshow manager of the Washington, D.C. Auto Show and learning how it all came together; or touring a fishing wholesaler and following the journey of food from back of house to plate at a restaurant. 

These are just a few activities that students participating in the American Experience Foundation (AEF) get to encounter. AEF is the official non-profit affiliate of Destination D.C. (DDC) and uses the CVB's network of nearly 1,000 member businesses to open doors for students interested in hospitality through education, training and field trips.

Many people in the meetings and hospitality industry describe their career journey as non-linear some not knowing what those in the world of meetings and destination marketing did—or that they even existed at all.

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