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Meet Jesus

Workforce Challenge

Jesus came to the WIA Youth Program as an 18-year-old without any work experience. He was interested in the Hospitality industry because he enjoys working with people and wanted to secure a good paying job to save up money and support himself through college.

Workforce Solution

Jesus completed the Hospitality Academy shortly after entering the youth program. He earned his ServSafe certification, Guest Service Professional certification and Restaurant Server certification. Jesus completed a two-week work experience at The Hyatt Downtown where he received excellent reviews from his trainers. Unfortunately, the Hyatt did not have any housekeeping positions available to hire Jesus on after he completed his work experience.

Outcomes & Benefits

Jesus attended an A/D Works! hiring event at The Doubletree Hotel in the Denver Tech Center where he was hired on as a full-time housekeeper making $12 an hour. Jesus is saving money and working as much as possible to be able to pursue his dream and support himself through college.


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