Kitchen Helper grads land workplace gigs

Six grads from the EOTB Kitchen Helper program are now part of the workforce. They are, from left, Daniel Ward, Brendan Graveley, Guy Gougeon, Matthew Derouchie-Delorme, Chaney Lauzon and Jessica Neville (not pictured due to commitments at her new job). (Photo/EOTB)
Six grads from the EOTB Kitchen Helper program are now part of the workforce. They are, from left, Daniel Ward, Brendan Graveley, Guy Gougeon, Matthew Derouchie-Delorme, Chaney Lauzon and Jessica Neville (not pictured due to commitments at her new job). (Photo/EOTB)

CORNWALL – A half dozen graduates from the Eastern Ontario Training Board’s Kitchen Helper program are now collecting a paycheque.

EOTB Project Manager Kimberly Vass-Lihou says the six students have landed jobs at area restaurants and conference centers after completing the 16-week program and six week placement.

“Employers are seeing first-hand how valuable they are,” said Vass-Lihou.

The Kitchen Helper program helps unemployed youth, between the ages of 18 and 25, get the experience in a kitchen setting to get a job.

After two successful runs in Cornwall, the program is underway in Alexandria.

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