There are currently over 1.1 million hospitality and tourism jobs in California with many of them within Ventura County Coast. The Ventura County Lodging Association along with its partners encourage students or those looking for a career change to explore all that the hospitality industry has to offer. 

In Ventura County, there are opportunities to obtain a career in the hospitality and tourism industry. We have programs that provide students the academic and technical skills necessary to pursue a high skill, high demand career in this growing industry.

To learn more about the industry check out our local education programs:

California Lutheran UniversityHospitality and Tourism Management

Oxnard College Culinary Arts, Restaurant Management, and Hospitality Management

Moorpark CollegeHospitality Management



Hospitality Advance Certificate Program: Class offered by Ventura Adult and Continuing Education, Ventura Unified School District. Classes begin November 7, 2018.  DOWNLOAD BROCHURE



VC Innovates is a collaborative endeavor bringing together educators, businesses and community partners to apply innovative approaches to the education experience, and seamlessly prepare future workers and leaders for the workforce. To learn more about high school hospitality programs in Ventura County, CLICK HERE.



Oxnard Job Fair – April 12, 2019

You are invited to join employers from across the city of Oxnard on Friday, April 12 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Oxnard College.


Ventura County Hospitality Week – April 22-26, 2019

You are invited to become a partner in supporting our future hospitality workforce! We are looking for partners to open their doors and provide our local students in hospitality, tourism, and recreation, a work-based learning opportunity.

For more information on how to participate and partner with us, click here.