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CAST Lead Freshmen Explore St. Philip’s Hospitality Program


On Friday, CAST Lead’s freshman student body took a trip to learn more about the Hospitality Management program at St. Philip’s College. The Hospitality Management program emphasizes the management skills needed for individuals wanting to advance as management team members in the lodging and food industries. Special attention is given to background studies in economics and accounting which complements the operations-level studies in restaurant and lodging operations. By enrolling in the program, students will learn the competencies needed to be successfully employed in the hospitality management industry.


Students earning a degree in Hospitality Management can explore career options across the industry. Opportunities exist in Lodging, Restaurants, Managed Services, Airlines, Cruise Ships, Theme Parks/Attractions, Gaming, Special Events, Car Rental, Rail, and Clubs. Some of the roles available to the well-prepared graduate include General Manager, Director of Sales and Marketing, Director of Operations, Sales Manager, and Theme Park Manager.


The tourism industry has an estimated $15.2 billion impact on San Antonio’s economy.


St. Philip’s Hospitality Management program prepares students for careers in the visitor and hospitality industries that are vital to the San Antonio and South Texas economy. The industry has grown handsomely in the recent past and is currently the city’s second-largest industry, and the program aligns perfectly with the tailored education students receive at CAST Lead.


About CAST Lead High School

Created in partnership with East Central ISD and CAST Schools Network, CAST Lead is an in-district choice high school serving 8th through 12th grade students that focuses on career and college readiness in the areas of retail and business management, e-commerce, hospitality and tourism and agribusiness.

About St. Philip’s College

St. Philip’s College, founded in 1898, is a comprehensive public college whose mission is to empower our student population through educational achievement and career readiness. As a Historically Black College and Hispanic Serving Institution, St. Philip’s College responds to the needs of a population rich in ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic diversity.


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