The two-year program will teach participants to learn more about themselves, their coworkers, and business at large before they apply their knowledge in leadership positions. Morris Brown College President Kevin James said in a statement he wants the school “to become one of the top institutions in the country for Black and Brown people to learn how to own, operate, lead, and manage restaurants and hotels.”
Construction is scheduled to start this fall on a 150-unit hotel on the campus, located near Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Hilton and CGI Merchant Group, a venture capital firm with offices in Miami, Palm Beach Gardens and Toronto, are involved in the hotel partnership. Morris Brown will offer hospitality courses, internships and train students who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs.