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Hotel Housekeeping

Woman making bedThe Institute’s Hotel Housekeeping Program prepares New American women to work in the hospitality industry as hotel housekeepers. The 6-week class runs throughout the year and focuses on industry-specific English language training, skill training and soft-skill development. After training, the Institute employment specialists provide employment assistance, placement and ongoing employment support. Graduates from the Hotel Housekeeping Program work throughout hotels and in other cleaning-based positions in the Twin Cities. Wages range from $9.00/hour to $11.75/hour.

To qualify for this program, an applicant must:

  • Be a woman born outside of the United States (refugee, asylee, permanent resident, naturalized U.S. citizen or survivor of trafficking)
  • Receive public assistance and/or be unemployed
  • Be in good physical condition and want to work in a hotel housekeeping job
  • Be able to read and write the English alphabet


  • All training and employment services are free of charge

Dates and Times:

  • Classes last for 6 weeks throughout the year.
  • Classes meet Monday – Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Fall Class: TBD

To Enroll:

  • Contact Lynn Thompson to drop off application, do a brief interview, and take a basic English test

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