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Latte Training Academy graduates put hotel and hospitality certification to good use

(Press Release) — Recent graduates of the newly launched American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute or AHLEI certification   program have found their industry training to have been a great investment.

Two of the inaugural graduates who relocated to Guam to attend college have secured employment   at the Outrigger and Palmridge Hotels.

Other graduates who have remained in the CNMI have been able to secure employment   at hotels throughout   the island.

The certification   courses, offered by the Latte Training Academy, began the trainings in May of this year in partnership with the CNMI Public School System.

The non-profit   training organization has partnered with the CNMI Public School System to offer the hotel and hospitality certification   program at Kagman High School, Marianas High School, and Saipan Southern High School for the fall and spring semesters. The certification   program, which is in high demand by hotels and resorts, will soon be offered to the general public.

“We are excited about the success that our inaugural graduates have realized as a result of their hard work and we look forward to offering the certification   courses to a wider segment of our workforce population,” said Latte Training Academy president Arielle Buyum. “The Latte Training Academy was recently approved as a training provider with the CNMI Department of Labor and is planning to launch a training course in early October 2014. We will be able to offer the AHLEI certification   courses to those in our community who are eligible through the various CNMI Department of Labor programs.”

The Latte Training Academy, which has a goal of developing the CNMl’s workforce,   has seen a steady demand for the certification   courses by hotels and resorts throughout   the island. The organization has established relationships with the Hotel Association of the Northern Marianas Islands and the Saipan Chamber of Commerce to help streamline the pool of qualified, skilled and competent employees in the hotel and hospitality industry.

“Many of our partners recognize the quality of the AHLEI Programs as the trainings and certification   courses are considered the gold standard of the industry. We have partnered with many ono island establishments to allow our students to engage in a hands-on experience during the courses. This helps bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world application and also gives employers the opportunity   to evaluate our student’s fit into their organizational demands,” said Jim Arenovski, the academy’s exclusive training partner.

The learn more about the programs, interested participants are encouraged to contact the organization at or by visiting