CKA prepares underemployed and unemployed Vermonters for careers in the food service industry. Students actively develop and apply new skills by creating wholesome meals for those at risk of hunger.
Upon graduation, students are well positioned to obtain a job in the food service industry and are ServSafe certified, a recognized food service industry standard. They develop valuable life and professional skills through the program including goal establishment, resumé writing, interviewing skills, conflict management and budgeting.
“We are grateful to have the support of Wells Fargo for Community Kitchen Academy,” said John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO. “CKA is transforming lives and these funds will be put to work improving the program and building on our successes.”
Community Kitchen Academy boasts a 91% success rate, which is defined as students graduating and finding employment or going on to further educational opportunities.