Twenty international students from China are embarking on an eight-month culinary fundamentals certificate program with Assiniboine Community College in Winnipeg.
The program’s aim is to provide students with the hands-on training and skills necessary to start a career in the culinary industry.
This also marks the first international training cohort ACC has welcomed as the college continues to work on contract training and development initiatives.
“We are excited to be extending our training to an international audience with this new certificate program,” said Derrick Turner, dean of business, agriculture and environment at ACC.
ACC will also be partnering with Red River College to utilize space at their Notre Dame Campus in Winnipeg.
“It’s great that we can share our facilities with ACC to help them run this program,” said Keith Müller, dean of school of hospitality and culinary arts. “Acts of collaboration like this between our colleges are win-win and help build the economy of Manitoba.”
Graduates of ACC’s culinary arts diploma program are sought after by employers across Canada at various culinary establishments and many graduates become restaurant entrepreneurs.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 11, 2014