Empowering the World
one soft skill at a time!
Soft Skills USA was created by the American Hospitality Academy (AHA). Since 1986, the American
Hospitality Academy, in partnership with premier resorts and hotels throughout the USA, has been the
bridge between colleges and industry, providing career-focused curriculum and structured training plans for
thousands of students and young adults.It is through our close working relationship with top industry leaders that
AHA has developed an appreciation and clear understanding of how to best teach the
21st Century soft skills that are vital to success in any career.
In 2005, in partnership with the American Hotel and Lodging Association, AHA created the first
college internship manualSERVLEAD - Service Leadership in a multicultural workplace. Our SERVLEAD manual provided
professional development and leadership course work, training competencies, and an industry
certification to students who successfully completed our program.
In 2009 AHA was licensed as a non public postsecondary institution by the
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.
Our professional development programs are designed to meet the focus of companies around the world who
"hire for attitude andtrain for aptitude." Our engaging career readiness curriculum
and positive online learning environment emphasizes the essential
employability traits needed to be successful both in the workplace and in life.
AHA is now bringing our 30+ years of successful workplace internship preparation on the college level to
Soft Skills USA in order to help prepare students for workplace success.