Garden Project 2The Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Initiative at Skyline College hosted close to 70 students this summer from the Garden Project for a 2-day Hospitality and Tourism Training Event. This opportunity provided high school students a platform to learn about the many exciting career pathway opportunities available in the Hospitality and Tourism Sector and to hear all the latest details about newly developed Hospitality and Tourism Program now available at Skyline College.

During their visit to Skyline College students were able to identify and practice technical skills necessary to become a banquet server in a major hotel or convention center along with important food safety and preparation skills necessary to work in food service careers. The sessions provided hands-on learning opportunities and an engaging exchange.

Garden Project 1The Garden Project, located adjacent to the San Francisco County Jail in our backyard, is committed to empowering at-risk young adults through environmentally based job training and life skills programming, while transforming the urban environment. The program includes a special summer program for at risk San Francisco high school students.

It is the beginning of an exciting partnership that ultimately can increase opportunities and interest in higher education and preparation for exciting careers among at-risk high school students and create new connections to the many high quality programs we offer at Skyline College. To learn more about the event contact Andrea Vizenor, RHT Deputy Sector Navigator via email at

Article by Elizabeth Tablan