Training Programs
  • CAREER DEVELOPMENT TRACK I

    OVERVIEW

    At FireKeepers Casino Hotel, there are 11 departments. Understanding how all these various departments function and how they support one another is important to grasp the business functions of the property. To help develop this understanding, career development opportunities that require varying levels of training and education are provided. It begins with the Track I program which gives Team Members the opportunity to learn from our Vice Presidents and President & CEO and interact with them one-on-one.

    GOAL

    To give a broad overview of all the departments and operations for both front and back of the house, how they function and an awareness of career development opportunities for Team Members.

    SCHEDULE

    Track I is 12 weeks in length and is a voluntary unpaid training one hour a week. A certificate is given for completion and it is noted in the Team Member’s personnel file. It is now a preferred qualification for advancement. This training is open to everyone.


    CAREER DEVELOPMENT TRACK II

    OVERVIEW

    Track II is a training and development course for up and coming supervisors and managers. It prepares Team Members by giving them specific skills such as: Introduction to Management, Management Styles, Conflict Management, Motivation and Teamwork and Performance Management.

    STRUCTURE

    Track II is a paid training with required reading, homework, testing and a final project. There is an expectation of high engagement, participation, and attendance. On the Job Training allows Team Members to gain in-depth experience in an area of interest, it also provides exposure to management level decision making, strategic planning, personnel management, departmental management as well as an extended interview with a department. Approved projects are a possibility if the Team Member is staying within their current department.

    SCHEDULE

    96 hours of classroom time and 32 hours of on the job training, six-month period.


    CAREER DEVELOPMENT TRACK III

    OVERVIEW

    Track III is a continuous learning program designed for FireKeepers Casino Hotel leaders from Supervisors to upper level management. It will allow our leaders to self-select electives from a catalog of courses offered over the calendar year.

    GOAL

    Track III Incorporates coaching and leadership skills to benefit employee morale. Develop communication skills; develop a sense of purpose and teamwork development. Motivate yourself and motivate other people. Enhanced awareness and ease with navigating employee ‘politics’.

    STRUCTURE

    Develop communication skills; develop a sense of purpose and teamwork development. Motivate yourself and motivate other people. Enhanced awareness and ease with navigating employee ‘politics’. Track III Incorporates coaching and leadership skills to benefit employee morale.

    SCHEDULE

    The classes can take any form or time frame that is conducive to communicating and instructing the material to be trained. Track III sessions are 60-90 minutes in length, with the size of the class dictated by training space and content. There is required pre-class and post-class assignments and testing.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Team Members must be at or above supervisory level or have graduated from Track II. Management approval maybe required.


    CAREER DEVELOPMENT TRACK IV

    OBJECTIVE

    Track IV is leadership development for identified Team Members nominated by Executive Leadership and vetted by the Career Development Committee. Track IV allows Team Members to hone and develop key leadership skills, build strengths and address weak areas.

    STRUCTURE

    Components include personality assessments, coaching, Dale Carnegie Training, Toastmasters Competent Communicator, and mentoring.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Formal referral form. Completion of Track I, II and III preferred.

    SCHEDULE

    This program runs in two-year cycles; a group stays together until they have completed all training consecutively.


    SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

    OVERVIEW

    The summer internship program contains a comprehensive overview of the gaming/hospitality industry. The intern will receive On the Job Training in every department. At the end of the program the intern will be expected to make a presentation on what they have learned and experienced over the ten week program.

    SCHEDULE

    Ten weeks, paid, totaling 400 hours. The intern will spend several weeks in each department. Spending the time shadowing the mangers and Vice Presidents in each department. While learning how each department plays a key role in the success of the casino and hotel.

    REQUIREMENTS

    One to two years of college or trade school completed.

    TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

    Partial reimbursement for work-related courses and degree programs.

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