Jefferson State’s Culinary Institute and the Horizons School have partnered to provide a new culinary certificate option for students with learning differences.
“Horizons School is very pleased to collaborate with Jefferson State to establish this innovative Fundamental Cook Certificate to bridge the gap to employment for young adults with learning differences, and also meet the needs of community employers.” said Horizon School Executive Director Dr. Brian Geiger.
Jefferson State and the Horizons School have held two “Immersion Days” to help students and parents learn more about the program. The days included a welcome by culinary faculty, refreshments by Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe and a facility tour. Participants practiced hands-on skills such as hand washing, preparing and cleaning work areas, knife cuts, sorting utensils, sequencing foods for a complete meal.
Representatives from Jefferson State’s enrollment services, financial aid, ADA accommodations and the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) shared information about admissions and student services. Horizons School provided support services for students with learning disabilities through fee for service contracting.
For more information about this exciting program, email [email protected] or call (205) 983-5214.