Union Mission partners with The Landings Club, United Way, and The University of Georgia to offer a free 8-week job training program. During this program, participants engage in hands-on culinary training that will help them obtain employment in the restaurant and food service industry. After completing the program, the students will receive a ServSafe Certification, job placement support, and life skills supportive services.
Anticipation and excitement are felt through the air as the graduates from class #82 line up before walking into the graduation ceremony. One of the graduates spoke to another saying,
“I’m so nervous that I’m going to get up and trip while walking across the stage.”
Before entering the 8-week Culinary Arts Training Program, the graduates had a wide range of experience in the kitchen. Anthony, a recent graduate, has been cooking at different locations all across Savannah for the past 15 years.
Elizabeth, another class member of #82, says that her experience in the kitchen was limited.
“It is something that I thought I could use to get me further in the workforce.”
Union Mission would not be able to host the Culinary Arts Program without support from United Way, The Landings Club, University of Georgia, and the entire community!