To provide individuals with the education, skills and training to excel in the hospitality industry and in their personal lives.
Boston Education Skills & Training (BEST) is a sector-based, 501(c)3 non-profit workforce development agency focused on the hospitality industry. By combining pre-employment and incumbent worker training, we enable hard-working individuals, often without fluent English or higher degrees, to obtain and succeed in well-paying hospitality positions. Our mission is to provide individuals the education, skills & training to excel in the hospitality industry and in their personal lives.
BEST partners with over 30 socially responsible hotel employers, UNITE HERE Local 26, and city, state, and private funders to move people into hospitality jobs with family sustaining wages and low-cost, comprehensive benefits. Once employed at one of our partner hotels, graduates and their adult dependents continue to take classes at our Training Center as part of their education benefits.
For those seeking entry into well-paid hospitality jobs, BEST offers the Introduction to Hospitality class, a Housekeeping Pre-Apprenticeship program.