(June 26, 2020) Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association, Worcester County Tourism, OC Economic Development Committee and University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hotel & Restaurant Management Department recently announced a partnership to purchase licensing for “Back to Work Training Program” developed by The Maryland Center for Hospitality Training in collaboration with Dupont Sustainable Solutions, a division of Dupont Laboratories.

In response to the covid-19 pandemic, President of The Maryland Center for Hospitality Training (MCHT) and Maryland Master Trainer, Michael Haynie has created a bilingual science-based virtual training platform that will guide organizations, corporations and municipalities on back-to-work procedures based on CDC and FDA guidelines.

Webinars are intended to prepare all employees from every position or level with a set of guidelines and safe work practices following the covid-19 pandemic workforce lockdown.

Webinars will be led by nationally recognized facilitators such as Sandra L. White, Ph.D., professor emeritus and founding director, Center for Science, Math and Technology Education, North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina.

The training would be available live or taped, offered bilingual translations in English and Spanish.

At the conclusion of each webinar, attendees will receive a certificate of completion for this two-hour workshop.

The program, developed by Dupont Sustainable Solutions, a division of Dupont Laboratories and MCHT, is applicable to all business verticals such as manufacturing, education, healthcare, law enforcement, hospitality, retail, restaurants, tourism and will consist of several training programs including: How to gradually return Back to Work, Preventing spread of covid-19, and Safe Work Practices & Emergency Communication Plans.

The benefit to an employee who completes the training is enhanced customer and employee safety, improved hygiene and safe service delivery in addition to being armed with first hand factual knowledge to pass on to friends and family in their communities.

“These training programs can help save businesses impacted during the pandemic as well as secure the financial future of economies. Employers have a responsibility to responsibly educate their employees and not just take their temperature and hand them a mask and gloves. Our goal is to establish a platform of education and awareness for employers that require public interaction and service,” Haynie said. “My personal commitment is to restructure the mindset of businesses to operate efficiently and effectively moving forward in an ever-changing world.”

For additional information, contact Barb Clapp, chief marketing officer, MCHT at 443-286-2495 or by email at barbclapp@gmail.com.

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