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19 students graduate from Cambridge College MGM hospitality program

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New hospitality program in Springfield prepares students for local jobs in hospitality.

Nineteen students graduated from a security guard program in Springfield Wednesday night.

The graduates are part of the pre-apprentice hospitality program to become security workers. It's a collaboration between Cambridge College and MGM.

The three-week certificate program prepares students to work in security at hotels, amusement parks, and other area businesses.

Shamar Rennis, a graduate of the program, told 22News what the program focuses on.

"Besides regular security procedures that would take place anywhere else, we learned if we were to work at MGM how would it be," said Rennis. "What would we do depending on what level of security we're in whether it's one through five. We learned different maneuvers, and how to patrol when it comes to MGM."

Some of the graduates may transition to work at the casino when it opens this fall. 

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Learn more about the Hospitality Pre-Apprentice programs.