Almost 90 secondary school pupils are undertaking WorldHost training as part of a project with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Moray.
The organisation is running a series of two-day courses for students who are interested in the tourism and hospitality Industry.
WorldHost is an internationally recognised standard of quality customer service and the training is being offered as the result of a partnership between DYW Moray, Moray Speyside Tourism and Johnstons of Elgin.
Pupils from all eight Moray secondary schools will have the chance to put what they have learned into practice during the second day of the courses.
All students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate and pin-badge in recognition of their achievements.
Willie Wood, HR Director of Johnstons of Elgin and chair of DYW Moray said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for pupils at these schools to undertake some training that will help them in any role for the future.
“Whilst WorldHost training is aimed at the tourism and service sector, any candidate who has this on their CV will be of interest to a potential employer.
“This is not just because of the quality of the training, but will also recognise their initiative in undertaking the training in the first place. “
The Moray Economic Partnership is leading the roll-out of the WorldHost initiative across the area.