Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa | The Arts Institute of Austin

The Arts Institute of Austin

Relationship with Hotel(s): The Art Institute of Austin and Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa began their partnership in 2021. Initially, the partnership began as a pipeline for locating and identifying potential staff members for culinary openings. The partnership quickly evolved to include coaching students to apply for jobs, scheduling interviews with Hyatt, and upskilling current Hyatt team members in food runner, server assistant, and greeter roles who wanted to advance their careers within the company.

NGO mission: The mission of The Art Institute of Houston and its branch campuses, The Art Institute of Austin, and The Art Institute of San Antonio, is to provide a quality, collaborative academic environment for individuals seeking creative careers through higher education.

Grant purpose:
The Art Institute realizes that there are many paths toward career success and some tracks may not begin with earning an associate or bachelor’s degree. In partnership with Bastrop Independent School District and Bastrop Economic Development, The Art Institute of Austin began to create training programs geared to expose, train, and connect area youth to opportunities within the local hospitality and restaurant industries. This goal not only provides area employers with a potential pool of applicants, but also provides training and education to under-resourced youth.

The Hyatt Community Grant will help The Art Institute of Austin address the gap in accessible skills-based training available to under-resourced youth. The youth served may not be able or are wishing to pursue a college degree, but still have a desire to seek training that could enhance or catapult their career potential.

The Art Institute of Austin has set a goal of providing career training in the hospitality and culinary industries for 120 under-resourced youth.


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