ERIC Number: ED251719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Culinary Arts Food Service Training Program. Summary Report.
Hall, Bo; And Others
Special Vocational Services in Salt Lake City has provided food service training, using the facilities of a local high school and the University of Utah, to special needs youth meeting Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) guidelines. The use of industry-based equipment, a formal dining room, and a qualified staff have assured relevant training to participants in occupations such as busperson, waiter/waitress, salad preparer, cook's helper, dishwasher, host/hostess, and cashier. In-class instruction begins with a state-approved food handler's course that leads to obtaining a food handler's permit. Other major instructional areas include basic cleaning and maintenance, equipment operation, and specialty training. In addition to the instructional staff, a job developer/placement specialist provides training in job-seeking skills and job retention skills, as well as individualized job search assistance and employer contacts. Employer incentives such as on the job evaluation, on the job training, and Target Jobs Tax Credit are coordinated with employers. Twenty-two students enrolled in the four-week program completed training, and received academic credit (as of June 30, 1984). Of these 22 students, 19 have been placed in competitive employment; 17 of the 19 were placed in training-related employment, and it is projected that 16 will maintain employment for a minimum of 30 days. Thirteen of the 19 students placed had no previous work experience, and 4 of the remaining 6 students had very limited (less than three months) work experience. (KC)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Disabilities, Dishwashing, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Exceptional Persons, Food Service, Foods Instruction, Hospitality Occupations, Hygiene, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Job Training, Mental Retardation, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Special Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Special Vocational Services, Salt Lake City, UT.
Identifiers: Job Training Partnership Act 1982; University of Utah; Utah (Salt Lake City)
Note: Sponsored by a Job Training Partnership Act grant from the Wasatch Front South Private Industry Council.