Hospitality, Retailing, and Entrepreneurship


Welcome to the Hospitality, Retailing and Entrepreneurship program at the WMCTC:

Friendly, outgoing, creative people find this career field most rewarding.  Students in this program will learn aspects of owning and operating their own business such as:  Management, Marketing, Customer Service,  & Retail as well as aspects of the Hospitality Industry such as:  Travel & Tourism and Culinary Arts. Students rotate through the various program components learning about sales, merchandise display, business start-up operation and management, advertising, cash register operation, record-keeping, food preparation, dining room service, banquet service, sanitation, safety, food storage and portion control.  Students will actually operate the school store and restaurant facilities.  

The Hospitality, Retailing and Entrepreneurship Field:

Throughout the world, more people are employed in the hospitality and marketing fields than in any other area. There are literally hundreds of thousands of jobs available worldwide and continued growth is expected. There is work available in a wide range of related areas. Many of the jobs offer fast promotions and unlimited earnings.

Student Organizations/Community Enrichment:

DECA is a business-marketing club that strives to educate its members about business and marketing strategies and decisions.  Students involved in DECA have the opportunity to compete at the regional, state and national levels. 

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers, high school students, and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.  Students involved in SkillsUSA have the opportunity to compete at the regional, state and national levels.


Sarah McKeever, Instructor
smckeever[at]wmisd.org
231.876.2231


Chanhom Sikkema, Paraprofessional
csikkema[at]wmisd.org
231.876.2230


Kristy Laforet, Kitchen Manager
klaforet[at]wmisd.org
231.876.2230


Tammy Kelley, Store Manager
tkelley[at]wmisd.org
231.876.2232

www.skillsusa.org
www.deca.org