1) Beech Mountain Resort Hosts Junior MTB Skills Clinic Series July 19-Aug. 9
Beech Mountain Resort will host a Junior MTB Skills Clinic Series July 19-Aug. 9 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. each day. Registration will be from 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. in Ski Beech Sports located at 1007 Beech Mountain Pkwy in Beech Mountain. The clinic is for ages 6-12. Join us for a free clinic series. The clinics are designed to teach kids proper riding technique while maintaining a high level of fun and engagement. Admission includes a snack and possible prizes. Come ride with Beech Mountain Resort! Skills covered include body positioning and balance, shifting, braking, trail application. Required gear includes fully functional bike, helmet, water bottle or camelback. Prior riding experience is required. For more information call 1-800- 438-2093.
2) Heritage Day Correction
Due to the closure of the AC Pride building, the antique quilt display is currently looking for a spot to relocate for Heritage Day on July 19. For the information on the location of the quilt display, visitors can stop by the Banner House or call the Banner House at 828-898-3634.
3) CCC&TI Announces New Hospitality Management Program
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute has added a new program for Fall 2014: Hospitality Management. The program prepares students for supervisory and managerial positions in hotels, motels, resorts, inns, restaurants, institutions and clubs. Course work in the program includes guest services, leadership, management, restaurant operations, lodging operations, marketing, sanitation, food preparation, food and beverage management and other critical areas. Graduates should qualify for management or entry-level supervisory positions in food and lodging operations including restaurants, food service, beverage service, catering, front office, reservations and housekeeping. Opportunities are also available in product services, technology support and sales. Administrators at the college believe that the program will help fill a need in the growing hospitality, tourism and restaurant industries in the region. Research indicates that the tourism and hospitality industry has added jobs at a 19 percent faster rate than the remainder of the economy, overall, and employment statistics for the industry predict continued economic growth and stability. In addition to the value in the program as a stand-alone degree, it can also be a valuable credential for those looking to specialize in specific aspects of the industry such as culinary arts, massage therapy and cosmetology. Plans are also in the works to include additional stackable credentials to the degree addressing essential aspects of the industry such as human resource management, meeting and event planning and sanitation. CCC&TI is now accepting applications and enrolling students in the Hospitality Management Program. Final registration is Aug. 14 and classes begin on Aug. 18. For more information on the program, call Business Programs Director Kelly Greene at 828-726-2337.