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Bringing essential soft skills to high schools, universities and organizations around the world.



Soft Skills High was created by the American Hospitality Academy (AHA). Since 1986, the American Hospitality Academy, in partnership with premier resorts and hotels throughout the USA, has been the bridge between colleges and industry, providing career-focused curriculum and structured training plans for thousands of students and young adults. It is through our close working relationship with top industry leaders that AHA has developed an appreciation and clear understanding of how to best teach the 21st Century soft skills that are vital to success in any career.

In 2005, in partnership with the American Hotel and Lodging Association, AHA created the first college internship manual SERVLEAD – Service Leadership in a multicultural workplace. Our SERVLEAD manual provided professional development and leadership course work, training competencies, and an industry certification to students who successfully completed our program.

In 2009 AHA was licensed as a non public postsecondary institution by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. Our professional development programs are designed to meet the focus of companies around the world who “hire for attitude and train for aptitude.” Our engaging career readiness curriculum and positive online learning environment emphasizes the essential employability traits needed to be successful both in the workplace and in life. AHA is now bringing our 30+ years of successful workplace internship preparation on the college level to Soft Skills High in order to help prepare high school students for their first job.

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