Entry level+ designates to the employer that the employee is well positioned to advance sooner than later based upon their  skills and awareness of the opportunities for growth. While the employee may start in an entry-level job to gain valuable experience, the path forward will be articulated, planned andAchievable. One way to build entry-level+ candidates is through a “hospitality bootcamp.” We propose the bootcamp be run by an independent non-profit organization and should be designed in conjunction with the support of key industry leaders (e.g., AHLEI) and local employers.