Hospitality, Leisure and Entertainment

The Hospitality, Leisure and Entertainment (HLE) cluster is comprised of industries that cater to tourism and recreation throughout the Commonwealth.

In addition to hotels and restaurants, this cluster includes casinos, golf courses, museums, racetracks, bowling centers and caterers.

Many industries in this cluster are seasonal with part-time or tip-based employment.

Career pathways in Hospitality, Leisure and Entertainment

Career pathways are valuable tools that help both job seekers and employers share an understanding of the pathways of job and training opportunities in the North Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Area.

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OccupationsTop skillsSalary range
HS Diploma or Equivalency
  • Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
  • Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • reads with understanding
  • listens with understanding
Certificate (1-2 years)
  • Machinists
  • Tool and Die Makers
  • Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics"
  • demonstrates self-management strategies
  • observes critically
Associate’s Degree (2 years)
  • Electronics Engineering Technicians
  • speaks clearly and concisely
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (4+ years)
  • Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
  • Electrical Engineers
  • General Manager
  • makes decisions
  • solves problems